Farley's Story Continued
How Guitars Bring People Together and Help them Heal
A Letter from Farley's Mother
We would like to express our deep gratitude for your kindness and generosity. Farley loves his new guitar so much!
He told me yesterday the sound made him cry.
Just after we left your place on Wednesday, we received a message from a friend who wanted to know if Farley had enough money to buy his guitar. She told me that she would like to give me the $660 I put towards his guitar. Then, half an hour later, we got an email from another friend who gave us some fantastic news about her son just finding out he is cancer free. We felt extremely emotional, and so full of gratitude.
When we got on the ferry home to Vancouver Island, we took the two Morgan guitars up onto the sundeck and played some songs. A crowd gathered around and listened and cheered. It was incredible.
A man came up and asked if we knew the song Simple Man. We played it for him and afterwards he came up and hugged Farley, crying. He and his wife had just lost their 21-year-old son and that was their song. His dad said his son would have loved Farley's guitar playing and liked the same music we had played. He asked if we would play at his celebration of life this weekend, which just happens to be in the Comox Valley.
Everyone was crying. It was a very special moment. There was also a bird that was flying along just by us for the whole time, trying to keep up with the ferry.
Anyhow David, thank you so very much for everything, your generosity, your time and for inviting us to your home. It was such a pleasure to meet you and to see where you create these beautiful guitars.