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art about my dad

Hello, I made some art about my dad.  I actually made it for my niece.  I was supposed to see her when Ming and I were in the area, and I was going to hand it to her. But then her coworker got covid, and she didn’t want to share a germ.  So she canceled. … Read More »

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deep respect cub care jaguar

Hello, how are you doing?  I painted this deep respect cub care jaguar.  Thought you might like to see it. Deep respect cub care jaguar is craft paint on reclaimed product packaging card stock.  It’s based on a photo of a sculpture I saw online.  In the sculpture photo, I can see the Jaguar is… Read More »

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bucket list

Hello, I mentioned my bucket list in the Manzanar post.  Thought you might like to see.  Would you like to do any of these things with me? bucket list island trip another high tea with Ming return to Carrizozo, New Mexico taste saguaro fruit mushroom hunting sleep in treehouse somatic therapy hypnotism palm reading nude… Read More »

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strawberries

I think my swami told this strawberries story. Someone is on a cliffside, and they have slipped.  They have no way to climb up, and slipping down is too far and means certain death.  So they’re holding on to a branch, and their arms can only hold on a few more seconds.  As they realize… Read More »

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letter to a stranger whose mom died

This is a letter to a stranger whose mom died.  I ached to write a letter to her, although I don’t know her.  It’s about my mom’s death and what I’ve learned so far on my grief journey. Dear kind piano teacher, Hello, I heard your mom passed away.  I’m sorry she is no longer… Read More »

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memorial service

We went to the park so we could walk on the rubber track.  My right knee is giving me pain lately, and I thought the rubber track would be kind to it.  We had no idea we would happen upon a memorial service, where we would dance to help celebrate a great Black leader who… Read More »

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art and boundaries

Hello, I’ve been working on art and boundaries lately.  I want to show you this dragon I finished.  I was working on it for a while. It’s a fire dragon based on a stone engraved picture of Quetzacoatl that I found online.  I feel proud of my work.  My friend Ariel cheered me on.  She… Read More »

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Bob Saget

Oh hey.  The internet told me that Bob Saget died.  I felt an emotional reaction that surprised me. “An actor died,” I told Ming. “Yeah,” he said. “Do you know who this Bob Saget is?” I asked. “No,” Ming said.  “I was just reading about him.” “He was on Full House,” I said.  “Did you… Read More »

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drumming procession

Hey, how are you doing?  At the Day of the Dead fest, this drumming procession thrilled me.  I smiled and stood up to dance as they passed.  The dudes in the front looked at me weird, like, “Who is this ecstatic, dancing fat woman?” which is just fine with me. I asked Ming to take… Read More »

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roses

I saw this yellow rose next to a pink one, by a church, and got excited.  Peace roses! My mom loved roses, and we grew some in the yard.  Her mom loved carnations. So my mom loved roses for herself and carnations for her mom.  Thanksgiving when she would put a flower on her mom’s… Read More »