This site is dedicated to the creative process and serves as an
outlet to organize and share my creative endeavors. It is my hope
that this site can serve as a beacon of beauty.
ago, when I began to recognize that I had some things I wanted to
say, I came across the "Life 101" series by Peter McWilliams.
He published his own books and tapes under the name, "Prelude
Press." I was amazed at his practice of sharing his writings
openly, often simply giving them away. Inspired by his spirit, I
dreamed of my own Prelude Press. So the idea of “The Trill
Press” began to take root. At the time, I was bouncing around
an idea that involved the concepts of the triune “Life, Love,
and Laughter.” I called them the 3 L’s, though some
friends questioned why I omitted “Learning” and I myself
am deeply moved and intrigued by “Light.” Leo Buscaglia
had already written the remarkable “Living, Loving, and Learning,”
and I see learning as growth; indeed Life! As for Light? Why not
build a Lighthouse? A beacon of Life, Love, and Laughter! So “The
Trill House” was born – The Tri-L L(ight)House.
a professional musician, it is impossible for me to remove the profound
inspiration and influence music has had on my life from any form
of creation in which I participate. The fact that a trill is a musical
ornament is a fortunate synchronicity, and it stands clear to me
that music herself is Life’s ornament.
I once told a friend
that my life could be summed up in one simple statement; “The
relentless pursuit of beauty.” I am still in the process of
determining to what extent that comment may have been overstated.
But I sure love the sound of it. So The Trill House is nothing more
and nothing less than a vehicle for that pursuit.
the final analysis, it matters not on whom this beacon shines. It
only matters that I broadcast it. If I am so fortunate as to share
it with you, then I will experience a joy too profound to express.
The lighthouse keeper is at work, the beam is cast forth. As the
darkness subsides I find myself strangly aLive, in Love, and filled
to overflowing with Laughter.
Stephens– September 2004