Monday, July 30, 2012
In the midst of REclaiming these lost pieces, I had the honor of teaching some absolutely gorgeous folks how to create with what's on hand and celebrate my book in one of the best kept secrets in the Bay Area: Teahouse Studio. It was a true merging of the many worlds I walk in- a full integration of the varied people, places, and stories that have led me to this chapter in my story. The two pictures below are the images for the words I cannot find. The first is the view from my Dad's home where we have been staying while in San Francisco. I lived here during the later half of my childhood (11-16 yrs old). It looks directly at Bernal Heights and the home I loved as a little girl (4-11). In fact, if you look closely at the top left side of the hill in the distance, there is an outcropping of stones just visible... maybe not in this photo, but in person for sure. That rocky precipice was the fort I played on with my best friend for so many years. My mom and I took the kids there yesterday... to those same solid stones that wildly jut out over the neighborhoods that make up the memories of my childhood and offer a sweeping view of the city that I love so much. This perspective... this big picture is what I have been searching for.
Finally, my children and I feel treasured, honored and fully seen for all that we are. There is no better gift than that.
Posted by mayaluna at 11:31 AM