I received my cane this morning...I am very impressed with the quality of the workmanship and the five star service provided by you. Thank you very much for the promptness in processing my order.
Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia
My walking stick worked wonderfully for me. Due to my malady I had a few days when I was very unsteady and it was my constant companion. Uphill, downhill, across fields of loose broken granite and water crossings, it supported my weight without bending or any other concerns. I just can't express how much I had to trust it and it how well it held up.
Thanks again to you and Nick your support (literally and figuratively) and for such a great product.
I recently ordered a walking stick for my friend who is going to Nepal. I just wanted to thank you for the fast, friendly, professional service that you provided. I am incredibly pleased with the purchase. You are right, the inscription was perfect. I haven't given it to my friend yet, but I believe it is going to be a great blessing to her.
I just wanted to let you know I received the replacement today. Thank you very much for being so accommodating, I very much appreciate it. I've been doing customer service related work for close to 20 years and it's hard to find the quality exhibited here, thank you very much again!
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the beautiful flute. I don't think I have ever seen my son so excited about a gift other than when he received a live bunny when he was 5 years old. You made his birthday!
Thank you again for your fine work.
My wife surprised me with a walking stick flute, and I want to tell you it’s beautiful. I want to thank you for your craftsmanship and keeping the flutes affordable. I am one of those grew up on Kung Fu baby boomers and have always wanted one since watching David Carradine play his in the TV series Kung Fu. Now almost 50 and into Tai Chi, I guess it was time (LOL)...I am already driving my wife and son crazy though they are impressed that I can even play it!
The new dark walking stick flute stands by my desk. I play Amazing Grace on it almost every day. It's the perfect little Saraswati-creative break between tasks. The E tuning seems to have the right resonance with this stage of my life.
That's not to say that the old D flute circa 1976 does not still have an honored place amongst my most treasured inspirational objects. Thanks again for the magic seed you planted in a teenager when you were starting out 34 years ago. The chance that we reconnected after all this time attests to the subtle and enduring quality of your work.
I went down the Cape last weekend and mounted the bamboo vase I got at the high school crafts fair this winter. Thought you might like a pic--doesn't it look great? Although you can't see it, it adds the finishing touch on a deck we built last fall. When I saw the vase at the fair I instantly knew where it would go.
I am a substitute schoolteacher at four different high schools and love to play a few notes to a class of unsuspecting kids occasionally… especially when they are being noisy and not looking at me. If I play a few notes, the room gets immediately silent as I watch them looking all around for the sound and see jaws drop in sheer astonishment. It really turns heads. Sometimes, as the students are leaving the classroom, I will play a note when only one student is looking. Rarely does anyone believe him when he tries to tell them what he saw. Of course, I deny it. Now kids stop me all the time and say, "Are you the sub whose cane is a flute? Is it really?". "Yup"... "No way!" “Yes way!” and they ask to hear a few notes. This past year the popular exclamation at school is "Saa-weet" (sweet). I enjoy near-celebrity status! Teachers are beginning to stop me in the halls for the same reason. In one school, I can't walk through the cafeteria without multiple people coming up to me. Way cool. It is sooo much fun!
The moon shone brightly
This autumn night…
A single moon beam cast its way
Through the window,
Illuminating the flute
That was resting on the shelf…
And I thought to myself,
Only when the flute is silent
Does it have its full potential…
Every note… every space…
Every nuance of music
Is still within its grasp…
Realizing… however, that once
A single note is played,
All of the rest become… for a moment…
Each note having its own
Special place in time
To be heard.
I sat in the darkness and watched
As the moon beam slide across the shelf
And fell to the floor,
As it always had…
Autumn passed to winter,
As it always had…
And the flute waits patiently,
As it always has..