Your Wild Dream

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I mean.. whew.. this is personal mission work, and I think, work that brings many to not just love Dr. Brown’s work, but to engage in learning and in connecting/sharing/empowering, and for some, in training to facilitate based on her research. 

From Krista’s Tippet’s “On Being” radio interview with former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and interfaith visionary Eboo Patel :

“…DR. EBOO PATEL: …radio host named Norman Corwin…. He’s got this line that I say to a lot of 20-year-olds on campuses:


 “Post proofs that brotherhood is not so wild a dream that those who profit by postponing it pretend.”


“… Post that proof. Just do that. It is a religious act, however small it might be. Just post your proof that

brotherhood, sisterhood,




is not so wild a dream that these other people think it might be.”


He (almost) Never allows more than about 1-2 photos to be taken at any one time,…

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He (almost) Never allows more than about 1-2 photos to be taken at any one time, and almost never in good light. If I point a camera at him, he loves the attention and… . comes right over.
Exasperating to me, but.. whatchagonnaDo?
Last night, however, after keeping me company while I was making other photographs by small off-camera flash, I took my chances, again. This time, he stayed put, did some rolling over, back and forth, and allowed me at least 40 frames! He would start to ignore me, close his eyes, and look like he was just too sleepy to deal with it, but this time, he even responded to my callings and noises and looked right at me again, several times! Very Unusual.
So, Thank you, Chai, for your graciousness; we have some Keepers! <3

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Write Yourself Whole

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I just watched the recorded first episode of the BBC mystery series, “Grantchester”, based on fiction by James Runcie.
As so many good detective stories do, it wrapped with an “authors voice” statement delivered by the main character, Sidney Chambers :

“We cannot erase our pasts, however hard we try.

Instead we must carry them with us into the future.
We must carry them with us and look forward with hope.

We must look forward, because to look back is to waste precious time.

Someone recently said to me, ‘We should live as we have never lived.’
And we must all of us take heed and live as we have never lived.

For we are all mortal.

We are all fragile.

And we all live under the shadow of death.”

As it was spoken, I felt pulled to listen carefully, as I have my upcoming course, “Write Yourself Whole” in mind all the time, now. (my Facebook Event link)

How Perfect!

We must, indeed, unless stricken with amnesia, carry our pasts with us, though we do try hard to forget aspects that brought pain with them. Writing for healing is Not so much about “erasing the past”, as about becoming free to carry the memory, imprint, and lessons into “the now”… empowered, really, to use our pasts in creative ways and continue to mine the gold in them.

Or not..

I write this for communicating with you; I wonder what I might have written had I used the writing methods we’ll be applying in the course.

As always.. Tualk amongst yourselves.