Thursday, August 04, 2022

Fierce & Determined :The Kindest Words of All

 August 4, 2022

   Still rounding up strays. Needed these two and thanks to my curator, Kristi, I found them upstairs in my studio.

Daily Whip Out: "Teresita"

Daily Whip Out: "Fierce & Determined"


I also refound these feisty women.

Daily Scratchboard Whip Outs:
"A Line of Feisty Females"

   And this dangerous spy for Zapata and Pancho Villa.

Daily Whip Out: "Helene Pontipirani"

   Getting closer to the finish.

From Uncle Russ

A poem by Danusha Laméris on the value of small kindnesses: "I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walk down a crowded aisle, people pull in their legs to let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you” when someone sneezes, a leftover
from the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die,” we are saying.

   "And sometimes, when you spill lemons from your grocery bag, someone else will help you pick them up. Mostly, we don’t want to harm each other.

   "We want to be handed our cup of coffee hot, and to say thank you to the person handing it. To smile
at them and for them to smile back. For the waitress to call us honey when she sets down the bowl of chili, and for the driver in the red pick-up truck to let us pass.

   "We have so little of each other, now. So far from tribe and fire. Only these brief moments of exchange.
What if they are the true dwelling of the holy, these fleeting temples we make together when we say, “Here, have my seat,” “Go ahead — you first,”. . .or, my favorite: 

“I like your hat.”
—The kindest words of all

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