Sunday, January 29, 2017

Holding the world tight -- a super day in mine

One World
Acrylic ad acrylic marker on paper
14 x 17 inches
Barbara Muir© 2017
My heart rocks and rolls to the rhythm of the reality
my friends face all over the world.  There is Diane in
India, and Alessandra in Paris, and sometimes Italy,
Miranda in the Netherlands, my friends in Toronto, and the entire
 list of my blog and Facebook friends.  And of course,
 that also includes my family who are here and in California.

One thing is clear -- we are a community.  We care
deeply for one another and do not want any of our
global family to suffer.  As world travel makes
the planet shrink, it seems stranger and stranger to me,
maybe as a Canadian, to think of ourselves as one kind of people
and the rest of humanity as another.  Someone put
 an old song on Facebook -- We are the world, and to me
that is true.

I want to give thanks to everyone who has made my
life as an artist more meaningful with your kindness and
support.  That means so much to me.  Let's work
on breaking down barriers -- the way artists do --
and hold hands around the globe to express our
gratitude for this dance in the artistic life.

Here is a little abstract I did on the theme of One
World, or We Are One.

Have-a-caring-that-we-are-one-world day.


Mary Lou van Schaik said...

Thanks for this, Barbara -- a great reminder that now more than ever, we can choose to connect, not disconnect. Here's a snippet from Rumi:

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.

Love -- Mary Lou

Barbara Muir said...

HI Mary Lou,

Thank you. And it seems so many people are speaking up and acting together.
As my brother says most millennials are post racist, so what is the point of a
national brand that alienates them? I don't know.

Love the poem. Right on Mary Lou.


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