Thursday, February 17, 2011
Part 2 - Reflections on Florida symposium on Art and Faith
More poetic reflections on www.lovefest2011.org .
Part one was about my listening to the stories embedded
in nature in Winter Park...now on to the symposium.
Mretrac, my phoenix greeted participants at the entrance
as did some of my other work and paintings by Diane McPhail.
Sonja Weber Gilkey's rope sculptures were displayed
inside the main room.
"I am amidst
Elders seeking, learning, relearning
Men and women together listening, questioning
Communing, gathering strength
To move forward, make a difference
Learning to articulate thoughts
Sharing experience and scholarly understanding
Young people searching
Wanting to believe in the sacred
In something more, something good
Something that will offer community
Help make sense of the world
Looking to find their way
Among the many paths
Swirling currents of sounds and words
Drift up through and around the room
Dance in and out of rope sculptures
Over and through paintings
Brush by phoenix wings and dragon spokes
Encircle a community of spirit.
I absorb the stories."