2, It's mega raining here.
3. I received a "Community Grant" from the Regional Arts Commission to make a difference in Ferguson, MO. For months, every Monday, i got up extra early and rode a bus, a train, another train, and one more bus - walked a few blocks, stopped for coffee, then went to the local library and offered tiny tot story time. Every other week I sent updates to the generous investors who made it possible, so they could feel part of the Joy.
Message from my last day:
“I have just returned home from Ferguson.
Since next Monday is a Holiday (and the Library is closed)
Today was our last Story Time.
I took the first couple of weeks in January to promote,and began our event the last Monday of January.
The dates ran through May (altered dates because our original proposal was from November through February, but actually began in January)
I started with three people - we ended with a full event, multi-generational and multi-colored.
They look like a Rockwell Painting stepped off the canvas and came to life.
I am certain this group will be self-sustaining well in to the future.
The adults promised each other they would continue on.
The new librarian promised story time and crafts.
I hope RAC and all the Contributors are proud of the terrific work we accomplished.
We proved that the arts can step into the community, "Be The Change" - and make a positive, hope filled, difference.
Life at the Ferguson Municipal Library is filled with the promise of Peace,
Thanks to YOU.
(Thank you for the opportunity)
love & love,
(it was challenging - It was worth it.)
5. yesterday i imagined - during those times things seem disappointing, it is merely the space between - like changing celestial gears - (sort of how it feels when a vehicle changes gear , , right?)
The other day I was searching myself for the favorite part of an event.
The favorite part turned out to be BEFORE participants arrived.
Two women were talking with me and one shared about an officer who sang "Twinkle. Twinkle Little Star" to a crying child. In the process of sorting out the day, I posted the good bit and my friend, Mark Keeley (who is Amazing) sent the link:
love & love,