The Ecology of Wonder #2 The wind tugs at branches of oak and eucalyptus. It blows warm from the north and smells of red soil in the mountains. I split a eucalyptus leaf to take in the spicy scent. The leaf begs of me, where have you been? Would eucalyptus understand quarantine? My legs certainly understand quarantine […]
The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom. “Caged Bird” Maya Angelou A heart that bleeds in grief is a heart that is strong enough to summon the cry for freedom. A […]
The Ecology of Wonder #1 Swimming to the edge of the pool, I lifted my body out and got ready to dive again. My brother, standing at the grill, laughed at me and said, “you were made for this. You’d stay in the water all day if you could.” I smiled back and dove in […]
In Relation’s 2017 journey to Vicente Guerrero to paint a mural, draw portraits, plant gardens, and donate art supplies to Mujeres Nuevo Comienzo, a shelter serving women who come from abusive situations.