21 April 2019
When I was a little, little girl, I saw an episode of the original Star Trek series in which all of the voices/souls of a lost planet swirled in a huge sphere of multicolored, sparkling light, floating through space. At five years old, I thought that must be what God is like.
Make art about your idea of the divine.
27 February 2018
Make art about telling or hearing from someone these so-important words.
28 February 2018
Yesterday I had a talk with my students, one I have with all of my classes at some point in the semester, a reminder that it’s okay to ask for help.
Make art about asking for help.
6 February 2018
Thinking a lot today about how the new emerges from the old.
Go back to an old piece of writing, and use the last line of that as the first line of something new.
31 January 2018
Make art about daily actions that show respect for others, about tolerance, about countering divisiveness.
27 January 2018
When I was a child, my parents, who very much lived lives of service, took us little kids with them when they volunteered, at migrant farm camps, at the soup kitchen, while working with refugee families or others, wherever their volunteerism took them. Today, I was blessed to work with amazing parents who are teaching their children by setting the same examples, modeling for them lives of service. The children worked with us, learning what I learned as a kid—that we are, in fact, our brothers’ keepers, and that, yes, a single act of kindness, of service, can make the world a better place.
Make art about what we teach children by our actions.
28 January 2018
Make art about feeling unsafe, about steps you take to make yourself feel safe again, about taking down your own dragons.