As I could not figure out, how to directly link to the message and not just to the main index site, I insert and quote the whole message here:
29th May 2011
I wanted to post a message to say a huge thank you for your generosity of donations to the Christchurch fundraiser on 22nd May, I gather there was a considerable contribution from members of our little community, which is gratefully received to help a rather larger and damaged community 'rise up' get back on its feet. I am so grateful and proud to see such support from so far away, you really are hugely reliable when it comes to those in need. Thank you. I hope our little teaser want too much of a tease, it is so difficult to give anything away, of the movie we are making but we had to do something; I have resisted signing anything 'Hobbity', until the film is finished (just a little bit superstitious) but I was very proud to add my name to the book for Christchurch.
I had a belated request from a certain Wizard about some cello playing, now as a music lover, and particularly that instrument, I can see how that might be a real possibility and perhaps a joy to hear...if Yo Yo Ma were asked. However, raising money for charity by simulating the sound of a strangled cat whose claws are clinging onto a chalkboard for dear life, whilst someone in another room tries to tune a radio in, would result in a charity deficit, with demands for refunds and compensation to boot. So I may have to decline for now, until I have had time to practice a bit more.
With regards for requests for social media, blogs tweets etc. I have always worried that I will reveal something about the project I am working on that I am not allowed to, added to the fact that I am just about up to e mailing and little more, I may have to abstain for now.
So were are about to depart for our short hiatus and I will be sorry to say farewell to Wellington and NZ, one of the most exciting places I have been lucky enough to live and work, not just a magnificent landscape but a warm, friendly, generous and really cool community, which has welcomed us with open arms. Seriously this place has to go to the top of the Bucket List.
What a wonderful message to wake up to and Calexora, we can still dream on and hope for him to play the cello once ;o)
Yes we can. :)ReplyDelete
I am so glad for you, Calexora. I smiled when I read the letter and thought how well you and Servetus deserved to be mentioned for all your efforts for Christchurch. What a wonderful message and what a wonderful man to be a fan of.
I'm so delighted with this message! Good work to all those who organized the fund-raising efforts. :)ReplyDelete
As Calexora well put it, I had a 'silly smile' on my face all day and still have ;o)
I am so glad for Servetus, Calexora and Frenzy and the unnamed others, as they have put such a lot of personal effort into the cause. And it once again shows, that he is a wonderfully decent and admirable man, really caring for his fans and for Christchurch.
I think we all had a huge grin on our faces when we read it (a fast beating heart as well) and afterwards. Not only it was a great surprise 'to hear' from him but he didn't have to say anything and nevertheless he did.ReplyDelete
He just makes me proud to be his fan all over again. I did not expect him to recognize the fan outburst at all. I thought all actors of "The Hobbit" might be ordered to keep silent except for official events for the film.
The more I cherish his writing such a lovely letter.
I just cannot stop smiling. He makes the day really bright for me ;o)
Thank you, onemorelurker!