15 January 2018
“The non-violent resistor not only avoids external, physical violence, but he avoids internal violence of spirit. He not only refuses to shoot his opponent, but he refuses to hate him….”-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Make art about nonviolence, about avoiding “internal violence of the spirit.”
14 January 2018
Make art about that door you opened.
9 January 2018
Recurrent dream about a train trip, in the 1800s, traveling by train with someone I love, but in another time, another life.
Make art about trains, about riding a train, about the song of a train whistle.
10 January 2018
The lessons never end until we leave the body.
Make art about a lesson learned recently.
8 January 2018
Make art about trusting and celebrating the journey.
7 January 2018
Woke up hearing a beautiful tenor voice singing this song.
“When evening falls so hard, I will comfort you…..When darkness comes, and pain is all around, Like a bridge over troubled water, I will ease your mind….”
“Sail on, silver girl, sail on by. Your time has come to shine….”
Make art inspired by the last song you heard. Or about bridges. Or about being there for someone.
19 December 2017
Dreamt my sweet daddy last night, and man, did we laugh! My daddy could find the funny in anything, and I mean anything, sometimes to the point that Mama’d swat him on the arm and scold, “Hugh! Stop it!”
He often laughed to the point of tears, his capacity for joy and laughter ‘gettin away with him,’ as we say in the South, and more than once, we kids found ourselves laughing to tears right along with him.
What a gift that was, his humor, teaching us the freedom and power of laughter, of seeing the funny in whatever we found around us, that teaching us to laugh, especially at ourselves.
Make art about someone with that capacity for humor, about laughing, about the power of laughter.
13 December 2017
Make art about what’s possible when we work together, about coalition building.