art · Chuang Tzu · poetry · politics · shadows · Word of the Day Challenge

K’un, the great fish

  Ellen Goodman interview of Ai Weiwei, including early life and going up to the present: https://youtu.be/vuvcgjExA-k   Exhibition now showing in L.A.: Exhibition now showing in L.A. 9/27/18 L.A. Times article on Ai Weiwei's exhibition now showing in L.A. Ai Weiwei drifting - art, awareness and the refugee crisis | DW Documentary: https://youtu.be/9MkcTI00_uw  … Continue reading K’un, the great fish

poetry · remembrance · shadows · Word of the Day Challenge

At 60

image link At 60 * Every morning, for 42 years, his coffee waits, steaming. Every night, dinner, hot, waiting on dining room table. Every bedtime, she lies, motionless, while above her he thrusts and grunts. * 42 years ago, her mother was a living icon to how it's done Hours before the vows, she gave… Continue reading At 60

human trafficking · mind · movie review · PTSD · shadows

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

image link When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. You make lemonade, or in the protagonist's case in the film, “You were Never Really Here”, a bloodbath wherever you go. Joaquin Phoenix plays Joe, a character who struggles with a reality that is liberally sprinkled with flashbacks of abuse, neglect, and soul-crunching trauma. What… Continue reading You Were Never Really Here (2017)

poetry · shadows

The Man Who Cried Wolf

image link Crawled from the womb To be hungry Wails from the crib Fell on deaf ears Untended filth and rash An unloved infant Dressed up and Brought out for family gatherings.   A boy, a smart boy, Learned the streets Learned the shops who gave treats Found metal and gears And fashioned machines A… Continue reading The Man Who Cried Wolf

#OctPoWriMo2017 · food · poetry · shadows

Day 6 — OctWriPoMo — Shadows

image link   The man today* said,                 “Close your eyes and try to visualize                 the last person who you saw who was ashamed                 and see where you feel it in your body.”   I visualize my mother, trying to understand my brother kicking her out. Then I visualize my ex, trying to… Continue reading Day 6 — OctWriPoMo — Shadows