November 11

Let’s just pull this Walt Whitman gem to the top of this post: “I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.”—from Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself, 52


2015 – I’m not sure why I shared this archived photo of my daughter with our beloved Katie Dog back in 2015, but I enjoy that the following year (2016), it was this quote that inspired the image, “Every creature is a word of God. If I spent enough time with the tiniest creature-even a caterpillar-I would never have to prepare a sermon. So full of God is every creature.” ~Meister Eckhart






In a section titled “Choose Your Mythology,” Dr. Holmes writes, “According to cultural theorist Jack Solomon, the myths that frame our perspective and beliefs are generally invisible to us as myths so long as they seem to correspond to reality. … Whereas ancestors sought the advice of healers and spiritualists, we seek the blessings of scientists on issues ranging from earthquake predictions to lost Mars explorers to tomorrow’s weather. To one extent or another, every discourse is a primal human response to an enigmatic cosmos. … With the advent of the age of reason, both theology and science retreated from mythology and public debate. … Even though the mathematical languages chosen to transmit this information hinder the access of everyday folks, the principles and philosophies that are emerging are vitally important to expand our closed discussions about race.” —Barbara A. Holmes, Race and the Cosmos, p. 110, 111

Backing up to page 109, Dr. Holmes writes, “Dale Pond, a specialist in sympathetic vibratory physics, writes, ‘Genesis records God as having SAID Light into Being but perhaps it would be more accurate to say God SANG Light into Being as the prelude to our cosmic dance.’”

“I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.”
—from Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself, 52

“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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