5280 Magazine features abstract sumi e by Marilyn Wells in their Holiday Dec/Jan 2020, end piece.
…by the laws
of their faith, not logic,
they opened their wings
softly and stepped
Over every dark thing.
– M.O. “Egrets” 1850S
For 5280 Magazine featuring abstract sumi e by Marilyn Wells in their Holiday Dec/Jan 2020, end piece, I was pleased to be interviewed by (see Instagram) @ChristineDeOrio, Associate Editor, and @danapsmith79, Art Director, who is working with my images for the feature. Special thanks to each of them and to Editor Michelle Johnson, https://www.5280.com/2019/09/hello-home/
mary oliver’s poem egrets
Mary Oliver tells in eloquent poetry of going down to the water’s edge of a pond, bruised and bleeding from scratches and mosquitos, looking across the empty water, which suddenly wrinkles into life as three egrets “a shower of white fire!” moves out. “Even half-asleep, they have such faith in the world that has made them — tilting through the water, unruffled, sure, by the laws of their faith not logic, they opened their wings softly and stepped over every dark thing.”
When I am hurting, or bruised and bleeding inside, I say the Welcoming Prayer taught by Contemplative Outreach after Mary Mrozowski.
It helps me into this place of faith, not logic, where I can step over every dark thing.
workshop coming Next Saturday, Nov 14, 2020
See details on Foothills Art Center -Marilyn’s Coming Live Event: Limited Atelier Heart and Soul Workshop – November 14, 2020
“Ink and Joy – Sumi e From the Heart”
10:30-12:30 p.m. – Class limit of 4 – Maybe Sold Out, but you could call to ask Maura
Private lessons are also available. Write email@example.com or my previous blog:
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