It All Matters

Last week I wrote letters to the City of Milwaukee and Village of Shorewood’s leadership, donated, protested, went to a sit-in, and watched as artists of all ages, sexes and colors painted a civil rights mural in an alley at the intersection of Locust and Holton.⁣⁣⁣⁣This… Read the rest “It All Matters”

the sun

 the sun our most brilliant star

 illuminates the skies at dawn and at dusk

 in the north east south  and west

 reminding us that change is constant universal brilliant

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the world

 the world ours to explore see with awe take care of honor

 honor  the earth  sea all living things  each other

 with a smile hug shake of a hand spoken hello bow

 bow to each other the divine in each of us our oneness

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peace

 peace a symbol a movement a revolution a stillness a longing a promise a willingness to surrender

 seeking seeking peace in the mystery of love in the wide open spaces in the light and the dark in between

 finding finding peace between discovery and loss us and them me and you within

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leaning elephants

 there was a time not so long ago when family and friends sat by me silently and let me lean on them

 looking back it was a powerful gift and now it is my turn

 to sit next to them as well as new and old friends so that they can lean on me

 this collection is a celebration of love, friendship, and community

 it is inspired by all of the people in my life who let me lean on them and for anyone who has needed, now needs, or will need someone to sit silently beside them

 because sometimes there are no words…

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birds on a wire

 there was a time not so long ago when family and friends sat by me silently and let me lean on them

 looking back it was a powerful gift and now it is my turn

 to sit next to them as well as new and old friends so that they can lean on me

 this collection is a celebration of love, friendship, and community

 it is inspired by all of the people in my life who let me lean on them and for anyone who has needed, now needs, or will need someone to sit silently beside them

 because sometimes there are no words…

bela ’15… Read the rest “birds on a wire”

fill in the beauty

 delicate strong twisting turning

 the heart loves grows endures

 the yin yang heart is painted in lights and darks that, with every stroke takes shape each made more beautiful by the other

 the black heart flourishes even in darkness and, in those times of darkness when we have all felt broken

 the broken heart reminds us that it is through our cracks and breaks that we become more beautiful

 twisting turning dark light love

 fills in the beauty

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