Thursday, November 30, 2017

Exploring Art and Culture (Native American Heritage)

This series...

Exploring Art and Culture

is proving to be an amazing
opportunity to

learn about
celebrate
share

our similarities
our differences
our cultures

with one another

Native American Heritage Month
"Certain things catch your eye, but
pursue only those that capture the heart"

-Native Proverb

The gathering drum to summons the tribe
"Throw me to the wolves and
I will return leading the pack"
-Native Proverb

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

You rang the doorbell

then stood and waited

while

holding a pie your mother had baked
Thanksgiving 1998

I introduced you and...
you stayed

Thanksgiving 2017
holding a pie your mother had baked

while

walking into their house
together

our children following

grateful that although we started as strangers
we are now family

here
together
celebrating

another
Thanksgiving

with our...

familiar
familial
familia

Thanksgiving 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Not Flowers... He Brings Me Leaves

I wrote "Crunching Leaves" on November 15, 2013

The following morning this happened...

November 16, 2013

One single red leaf

arrived
hanging on

to the front of her car as she pulled into my driveway

and parked

and as
the tears started

forming
falling
flowing

(one at a time, at first, then in streams)

I had to give thanks
for how God

tells me
reminds me
shows me

every time
He brings leaves

(originally posted 11/16/13 at 8:26pm)