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Posts tagged ‘sacrifice’

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 Nope, Not Gonna Do It

17 August 2019 

Make art about when it’s right to disobey, when it’s appropriate to be defiant. 

disobey

Daily Prompt Love <3 Making That Choice

30 May 2019 

Make art about choosing Love over hate. 

love and hate

Image by Miguel Santiago from Pixabay

Daily Prompt Love <3 Sacrifice

27 May 2019 

Make art about sacrifice. 

sacrifice

Image by Filip Dukanic from Pixabay

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 That Fire

20 May 2019 

Make art about walking through fire, about surviving the fire. 

surviving fire

Daily Prompt Love <3 Broken and Beautiful

27 February 2019 

Make art about what’s broken and beautiful, about beautiful versions of brokenness. 

 

BW angel - Copy

Daily Prompt Love <3 Blood

18 February 2019 

There is blood, there, he says
                    Blood here too, down here, she says
                    Only blood, the Blood Mother sings – Juan Felipe Herrera
Make art about what the blood remembers. 
blood

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