January 21

What a beautiful thing it has been to be alive on this day over the years.






“We still have a choice today. Non-violent coexistence… now let us begin… if we will only make the right choice we will be able to transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of peace. … if we will only make the right choice we will be able to speed up the day all over the world when justice will roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.” —The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, from his Riverside speech

2020 – Here’s the haiku that accompanied the painting and its photo inspiration:

Do you know, my friend,

how your presence lifts my soul?

Together, we rise.

2021 – What I wrote a year ago when posting the image below:

I have listened over and over to the gift that Amanda Gorman gave to the world as she read her Inaugural Poem. My gratitude runs deep and my heart swells with joy. https://youtu.be/Jp9pyMqnBzk

“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.

2 thoughts on “January 21

  1. Jim says:

    2017 I live near the edge of a wilderness. It calls to me. But the questions I ask are the same, over and over. “When will we learn that God is love?” Instead, the wilderness answers only “not yet.”

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