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La Guernica and Wide-Awakeness

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I love Picasso. He was the first major painter I ever experienced. I first saw his work when I was sixteen and journeyed to my first major museum during my first trip outside of the United States. I traveled to Spain in 1987 to spend a summer in a Spanish language immersion program with a group from my high school. …

Wisdom Through Awful Grace: Reflections on Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, and a Landmark for Peace

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Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.      Aeschylus Indianapolis was my first grown-up city. Indianapolis was the first place I lived after I graduated from college. Indianapolis was the first place I rented my own apartment. I …

There’s No Going Home

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You can get there from here, though there’s no going home. Natasha Trethewey In her poem, Theories of Time and Space, United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey describes her experience going home to Gulfport, Louisiana. Trethewey’s words make me think about what it means to go home. Having lived in the far corners of the United States, I now live …

Becoming More Spiritual

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I have been trying to cultivate a spiritual existence for many years.  Lately, I have felt a need to return to the things I know for sure as I chart my path. There are things I know, but may not always do. They are the things I say but may not always live. These are the things that make deep …