February 1

I love this Hafiz poem:

It used to be / That when I would wake in the morning / I could with confidence say, “What am ‘I’ going to do?” / That was before the seed cracked open. / Now Hafiz is certain: / There are two of us housed in this body / Doing the shopping together in the market and / Tickling each other while fixing the evening’s food. / Now when I awake all the internal instruments / Play the same music: / “God, what love-mischief can we do for the world today?” —Hafiz, “The Gift”

Welcome to February!







2021 – “The dream is the quiet persistence in the heart… It is the ever-recurring melody in the midst of the broken harmony and harsh discords of human conflict. … It lives in the inward parts, it is deep within… Keep alive the dream…” —Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart, p. 37

“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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