September 30

It was good to read again the note that accompanied the image from 2016:

In a recent conversation, a friend shared a safety practice of 20-20-20: Every 20 minutes look 20 feet around for 20 seconds to spot any safety risks. It made me wonder what it would be like to do a 20-20-20 grace check: Every 20 minutes look 20 feet around for 20 seconds to give thanks for the gifts and graces present.

What we practice matters.

2014 – journaling Richard Rohr


“Come with empty hands. Stare astonished.” ~David Whyte





“Whiteness and white-body supremacy began as a scam, a myth, a shell game. But, false as they are, they are also part of American culture. We can’t just rub our eyes, admit that we believed in a phantasm, and move on.
For white Americans, then, the most important task in dissolving white-body supremacy involves separating whiteness from supremacy. …
Whiteness can mean taking responsibility.
White activists can deliberately reclaim whiteness. They can first call it out as the sleight of hand and the swindle it has always been. Then they can publicly redefine it as something caring, open, and grown up.”
—Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands, p. 271

“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.

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