Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
The term ‘redskin’ doesn’t merely refer to a red complexion. It’s a racial slur. Look it up in the dictionary. The term was also used to describe the skinning of Native men, women and children, and also the selling of those skins for a bounty. States like Minnesota paid white settlers money for Native scalps. Frankly, I’m hard pressed to think of anything more repulsive.
Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch & listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.