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Posts tagged ‘grandchildren’

Quarantine Prompt a Day <3 Elders

26 March 2020 

My grandmothers. Two women from completely different worlds, cultures, backgrounds, across a vast socioeconomic divide, brought together at the end of their lives, because my parents loved each other, and loved them.

From Miz Pearl I learned about survival, food preservation, foraging, mending, how to find and create beauty even on the darkest days, and the power of prayer, especially when it’s sung. From Miz Ann I learned about the joy to be found in making things with your hands, the value of being a smartass, the pervasive connection of laughter, which fork to use 🙂 and how even the brashest and most self-regarding among us can learn the power of gratitude and humility. 

Fierce women, strong women, wise women, loving women, despite the brokenness life dealt both of them. When they lived together, sharing the same room in my parents’ house, in the twilight of their lives, they became unlikely friends and sisters. ‘Cause that’s what Love does.

Make art about what you’ve learned from elders, about the gifts they bring to our lives. 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Give It a Try

15 August 2019 

That GrandPerson tried mussels for the first time this year. He loved them!

Make art about trying something for the first time. 

Max scallops - cropped

Daily Prompt Love <3 Out of the Rolling Ocean

11 August 2019 

Out of the rolling ocean the crowd came a drop gently to me/Whispering I love you…

Walt Whitman 

Make art about the feeling that comes when seeing the ocean. 

Max Ocean

Daily Prompt Love <3 Star Child

28 June 2019 

“Star Child, list where you may. That heart’a yours will show the way.” -John Little Bear Eaton 

Make art about a star child, about the emotional intelligence of star children.

star children

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Daily Prompt Love <3 The Innocent

29 May 2019

Make art about the innocent, about innocence. 

innocence

Daily Prompt Love <3 That Kind of Wisdom

23 April 2019 

Make art inspired by this: 

“A child’s wisdom is wisdom still.”-Jewish proverb

child's wisdom

Daily Prompt Love <3 All Three

12 April 2019

Write something inspired by this:

We are, all of us, always, the child the adult, and the elder simultaneously.

J and Max (2)

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