JW POV

there is a vitality
a life force
a quickening 
that is translated through you
into action
and because there is only one of you 
in all time
this expression is unique
and if you block it
it will never exist 
through any other medium 
and 
be lost
the world will not have it
it is not your business to determine 
how good it is
nor how valuable it is
nor how it compares with other expressions
it is your business to keep it yours 
clearly and directly
to keep the channel open
you do not even have to believe 
in yourself 
or your work
you have to keep open and aware directly 
to the urges 
that motivate you
keep the channel open
no artist is pleased
there is no satisfaction 
whatever 
at any time
there is only a 
queer
divine 
dissatisfaction
a blessed unrest 
that keeps us marching 
and makes us 
more alive 
than the others
- Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille
May 8

there is a vitality

a life force

a quickening

that is translated through you

into action

and because there is only one of you

in all time

this expression is unique

and if you block it

it will never exist

through any other medium

and

be lost

the world will not have it

it is not your business to determine

how good it is

nor how valuable it is

nor how it compares with other expressions

it is your business to keep it yours

clearly and directly

to keep the channel open

you do not even have to believe

in yourself

or your work

you have to keep open and aware directly

to the urges

that motivate you

keep the channel open

no artist is pleased

there is no satisfaction

whatever

at any time

there is only a

queer

divine

dissatisfaction

a blessed unrest

that keeps us marching

and makes us

more alive

than the others

- Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille

Yosemite Rays by Jasmine Woods
May 3

Yosemite Rays by Jasmine Woods

Mar 9

All decent folks can agree that the remarks that were made don’t have any place in the public discourse. And, you know, the reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way, and I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens. And I wanted Sandra to know that I thought her parents should be proud of her, and that we want to send a message to all our young people that being part of a democracy involves argument and disagreements and debate, and we want you to be engaged, and there’s a way to do it that doesn’t involve you being demeaned and insulted, particularly when you’re a private citizen.

- President Obama

Mar 9
Happy Women’s Day to the powerful, beautiful, amazing women of the world.
We are achieving greater unity and freedom with every season that comes and goes.
Today may we all remember just how fabulous we are …
whether mothers, entrepreneurs, artists, scholars, nuns, priestesses, revolutionaries …
whether from Afghanistan, the United States, China, Chile, Ireland, Mexico, Egypt …
whether wealthy, impoverished, Christian, pagan, Jewish, atheist, Taoist …
whether virgin, prostitute, hero, victim, MTF, lesbian, bisexual …
whether young, elderly, educated, illiterate, Latina, black, white …
we are powerful
we are beautiful
we are amazing.
We are women.
And we will be
united and free
globally.
Mar 8

Happy Women’s Day to the powerful, beautiful, amazing women of the world.

We are achieving greater unity and freedom with every season that comes and goes.

Today may we all remember just how fabulous we are …

whether mothers, entrepreneurs, artists, scholars, nuns, priestesses, revolutionaries …

whether from Afghanistan, the United States, China, Chile, Ireland, Mexico, Egypt …

whether wealthy, impoverished, Christian, pagan, Jewish, atheist, Taoist …

whether virgin, prostitute, hero, victim, MTF, lesbian, bisexual …

whether young, elderly, educated, illiterate, Latina, black, white …

we are powerful

we are beautiful

we are amazing.

We are women.

And we will be

united and free

globally.

"Each day, our tribe of language holds what we call the world together. Yet the uttering of the word reveals how each of us relentlessly creates. Everyone is an artist. Each person brings sound out of silence and coaxes the invisible to become visible."

- John O’Donohue, Anam Cara, p. xv

Mar 8

"Don’t be different just for different’s sake, but if you see it differently, function that way. Follow your own muse, always."

- Morgan Freeman

Feb 28

"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls."

- Joseph Campbell

Feb 26