The photo above is the VERY first photo I took with my MacBook computer the first day I took it to RoJo. Matthew made me smile and I asked him to pose for a photo even with my sweaty, post dance class glamour look! I am so glad I did.
You never really think about not seeing someone again. Just the other day, I was commenting on Matthew's facebook photos about how I missed him and his talented direction and how I was looking forward to working with him again in the future, whenever that would be. Now, I will not have another chance, but I count my blessings of all the wonderful times I have worked with Matthew. I was his ASM for "Thoroughly Modern Millie." I was the ASM for "Medea" and Matthew was the Puppeteer Choreographer. I was his ASM for his direction of "The Violet Hour." And I was honored to have called Matthew a friend.
No matter who you are, or what you do, be sure to care for those around you. Stay in touch with friends and support one another. Life is short and everyone could use an encouraging words and a bit of inspiration.
I know that Matthew is looking down on me now and I will continue to pray for all of his family and friends as we grieve this great loss of a friend and artist.
Remember friends to live and love,