I recently attended a stellar Crazy Jane concert. This group features new compositions by a group of Pacific NW composers. The pieces were wildly different and each fascinating in their own ways. I had two aha’s during the evening. No three! First, I personally need an arts PORTAL. And so do many others, I imagine. … Continue reading PORTAL 8 Mystery, Wonder, Astonishment, Terror, Beauty, Imperfection, Never ending
“It’s too huge! Where to start?!” I encourage you to narrow down the topic to one or perhaps two areas that really interest and energize you. Then find others with similar interests if possible, roll up your sleeves and get to work! But remember also to take time to rest and to do things that … Continue reading Why is it so hard sometimes to actually do something positive? And how might we get beyond that?
In many ways this is a nearly invisible emergency. Literally. If only…! If only instead of being nearly invisible to us CO2 and methane in our atmosphere and oceans were some striking unpleasant color, shit brown perhaps! If only we had billboards constantly monitoring current level of extinctions (20% and increasing). If only there were … Continue reading Why is it often so hard to recognize what’s happening?
“For the raindrop, joy is in entering the river— Unbearable pain becomes it’s own cure.” Ghalib (translated by Jane Hirshfield) I think that at least parts of all religions and many spiritual approaches view our earth as sacred. As such we would not view the earth as our extraction grounds and dumping grounds. We would approach … Continue reading PORTAL 6 “I need a spiritual approach…”
What kind of hope do you need? Where do you get bogged down? Think about and learn from your answers to these questions. The Humor and/or Spiritual PORTALS might offer you some support. How do you deal with anger? Fear? Grief? Many people find it very helpful to acknowledge these emotions which most all of … Continue reading PORTAL 4 “Hope, I need hope!”
Many people for many different reasons find this enormous issue challenging to even begin to grasp. Are you interested in helping? What are good resources for all of us in this arena?
For the raindrop, joy is in entering the river
Unbearable pain becomes it’s own cure.
—Ghalib (translated by Jane Hirshfield)