I am also grateful for the practices that Resmaa Menakem describes in his book, My Grandmother’s Hands. I need them desperately in order to hold what I see in the images created on this day: the light-hearted joy of song from a white family’s road trip and the heavy-hearted moan of suffering from a people forever stolen from family and home.
Draw us all to your heart of love, Holy One. Embrace us in your yes. Heal us in your mercy.
“Seven Years of Wonder” is a daily look back at my creative journaling posts since 2014. I began this journey on Feb. 11, 2021, and hope to continue through Feb. 10, 2022. What am I learning about my art and faith journey thus far? What has remained constant? Where have I been changed? How is this impacting present and future art-making?
A deep bow of gratitude to you for keeping me company on this journey.