"A tree just wants to be a tree…Once milled into lumber, it will twist and warp and split in protest. As woodworkers, we must watch and learn its movement and let the wood do the work. We may never create furniture as soulful as the trees we sacrifice, but that must be our lofty aim.
Like trees, wisdom is in our roots. Wharton Esherick. George Nakashima. Sam Maloof. James Krenov. These makers were the students of a stubborn material and they have taught us in turn. Listen to the wood and never impose your will. You are just a woodworker and a tree just wants to be a tree…" -jaw
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Pete Seeger reads the Sandy Hook Promise for "WITHIN OUR REACH"
On June 8th, 2013, Newtown Youth Voices welcomed Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), poet Martin Espada, singer Vaneese Thomas and many special guests for Within Our Reach, a gathering of song and spoken word in celebration of our commitment to fulfilling the Sandy Hook Promise.