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My mother bid Art into my life as she prayed over her ‘babe in womb’—“if the child is a girl let her sing”—then sang excerpts of her favorite arias for my lullabies that wove a musical cloth into my bunting. … Continue reading
IF you are an OUTLANDER fan, you’ll want to make these to hang on your Christmas tree this year.
Posted in Art, Constructive Distraction, COVID19 Life, HookArtZ
Tagged amigurumi figures, amigurumi ornatment pattern, Claire, Crochet Christmas ornament, healer, JAMMF, Outlander, Sassenach, STARZ series
It’s been a rough week around the world….more COVID-19 infections and deaths….George Floyd’s murder and response protests because #BLACKLIVESMATTER…
A white woman, race educator, Jane Elliot, says to an auditorium full of people, “I want every white person in this room who would be happy to be treated as this society, in general, treats our citizens–our black citizens–If you, as a white person, would be happy to recieve the same treatment that our black citizens do in this society, please stand.” Unsurprisingly, no one moves. She pauses. “You didn’t understand the directions. If you white folks want to be treated the way black folks are, in this society, stand.” More marked silence and lack of movement. She continues, “Nobody’s standing here. That says very plainly that you know what’s happening. You know you don’t want it for you. I want to know why you’re so willing to accept it, or to allow it to happen for others.”
Then, what should have been a movement focused on the loss of Mr. Floyd, and so many, many other people simply because of the color of skin, it was hijacked by Extremist Accelerationists….
Hyperventilating wouldn’t be out-of-the-question, would it? Continue reading
It won’t be difficult to fill my Christmas tree with Little Everyday Heroes Everywhere ornaments this year!
Posted in Art, Back Stories, Constructive Distraction, ConstructiveDistraction, COVID19 Life
Tagged Constructive Distraction, emt, farm worker, firemen, frontline heroes, lockdown, Pandemic, policeman
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I always knew Bees were important pollinators and significant to the planet, but I never realized Bees are also an important, albeit forgotten, death tradition.
Honeybees are in trouble….SAVE THE BEES! Continue reading
Reinventing onesself is an ongoing journey. We all are faced with the project. It happens when we lose someone we love; a body part; make a career change; when finances change….turns out ‘reinventing’ is a LIFE requirement if one is to live out loud with panache and verve and fulfillment. Continue reading
Some days drag on, while other days are exhausting, yet….still other days seem fine.
C’est la Vie. Continue reading
Posted in Tapestry of Life
Tagged amigurumi figures, C'est la vie, cancer-free, Frida, Go Tell the Bees, Hide A Heart, Julia Child Supper Club, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, RBG, St Lucia, Titan Woman
Not all soldiers serve in the military… Continue reading
Anagnorisis, (Greek: “recognition”), in a literary work, the startling discovery that produces a change from ignorance to knowledge, most often in a tragedy. Continue reading