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24OCTOBER

SIXTEEE4!!!

 

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rHYtHM #1    FORSIXTEEE4HAPPYAWC                                              Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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HAPPYMANHAPPYMANHAPPYMANHAPPYMANHAPPYMANHAPPYMANHAPPY

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Image result for Dunkirk ✘ FANMADE Trailer (2017) Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles

YOUARESUBLIME

YOUAREASONICGENIUS

YOUAREMYHERO

YOUARERESURGENCE 

YOUAREJOY

YOUARECOURAGE

YOUAREAVISIONARY

YOUAREATRUTHTELLER

YOUARERAF

YOUAREALLTHETHINGSYOUARE

YOUAREAMAZINGGRACE

YOUAREBEAUTIFUL

YOUARESPITFIRE

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ONTHISDAYTHEREISAFULLMOONLOVEYOUAREDARKSTARENEGRYGLOWINGRADIANCEHAPPINESSADANCER
WALTERANDBENESTER’SGIFTYOUARECHERISHEDFORALLTHETHINGSYOUAREANDYOUAREANADVENTURE
YOUWILLBLOOOMTOBENATUREKNOWSHONORSANDBREATHESLIFE

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Albert Einstein said,

“NO problem

can be solved

from the SAME consciousness

that created it.
We MUST learn

to SEE

the

world

ANEW.”

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DARK sTar #1                                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK

sTar

2018

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For further information, please click on the links below:
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/dark-star-1-2-3-4-5-6
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/789-dark-star-1-2-3-4-5-6-2018-catherine-l-johnson-she-in-the-dark-found-light-langston-hughes/

 

 

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Related imageTitle: “Helen Keller”
Langston Hughes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langston_Hughes
Definition of dower: a natural gift

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“THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING!”

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Commentator: ProPublica reporter Ginger Thompson

 

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For

For the asylum seekers’ children in America – severed from love and touch.

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You are known by us.

We care.

Hear our heart songs to you.

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NEST: THERE IS MORE FOR YOU                             Catherine L. Johnson  2010
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/nest-thereismoreforyou-2010-painting-selected-national-poetry-award
NEST: THERE IS MORE FOR YOU
was selected as a visual accompaniment to a 2010 prize winning poem:
http://www.mnartists.org/article/mnlit-original-what-neurologist-doesnt-say

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Samba Je Hed   an intimate improvisation  Anthony Cox / Billy Higgins 1991
Please click on link below for this sonic balm – a spontaneous, beautiful, intimate conversation
– an improvisation, pure.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeNEaT4sfZg

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Observers have raised concerns about the psychological toll on young children who enter this shelter system. NPR’s Joel Rose talked to one former shelter employee who said he quit after he was instructed to prevent siblings from hugging each other. The organization that runs the shelter said it allows touching and hugging in certain circumstances.
https://www.npr.org/2018/06/19/621065383/what-we-know-family-separation-and-zero-tolerance-at-the-border

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What’s Behind the ‘Tender Age’ Shelters Opening for Young Migrants

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Many are toddlers and babies and require special care, and their numbers have been rising since last month, when the government enforced a “zero tolerance” policy on people crossing the border. Estimates suggest that more than 2,400 children under the age of 12 are now in federal custody, including many who have been separated from their parents.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/us/tender-age-shelters-family-separation-immigration.html

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Please note:
The images in the video  below are very distressing and disturbing.
You may choose to read the comments.

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I lived the story it documents
from 6 months to 3 years old
at Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children.

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Hospital policy:
ONE parent 1x week and NO touching of your child,
who was in an institutional bed in lines in the nursery.
All designed for administrative ease.

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We know better now.
Touch + comfort of/to/from a loved one is fundamental + imperative for living!
The repercussions and reverberations are real,
severe
and
inscribed in the heart and bone of a child forever.
The story does not lift away in time.
It can be re-constructed for meaning
and
re-contextualized
to serve
the freedom voyage / flight of others
to set out to sea to enter their ship
 and
fly boundlessly with their full wing span.

WOUNDED HEALERS.

Of course, I remember!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man%27s_Search_for_Meaning
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_healer

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I had within me a fierce,
compassionate and courageous
divinity,
a radiant wilderness,
a  luminous chapel
that was stronger
than I was.
I was given this sacred fire.
It was mine to keep alive as it kept me alive.
I prevailed.
I became an artist – giving voice.

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My Mother, Doris Eileen Cottor Johnson Omlie,
wrote a 12 page, a  hand-written memoir, in 1996
(two years before her sudden and unexpected death)
to “tell me the truth”.
And the writing, her writing, was a release for her.
She was a young woman of 26
when it all occurred to her
and
my Daddy’s, Richard Harold Johnson, life.
She was 66
when she wrote it in blue ink,
with her delicate song of Palmer’s handwriting script,
on her favorite stationary.
She wrote my Genesis story for me,
She did not rise until it was completed.
The air changed,
the light changed
– the harvest of knowing
and
being SEEN for WHO you are.

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I am sharing this story of truth
to you,
the viewer of this entry,
in my WordPress of 2 July 2018.
Yes, I feel exposed.

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Yet, I must tell you
for those who have NO voice and are defenseless:
the children of asylum seekers.

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We know the TRUTH,
that DT and his WH administration
with their ZERO tolerance immigration policy,
a “determent”  policy,
is proof that their empathy wires are cut from humanity
and
what they see are their own demons
rather than
vulnerable, innocent children
who are terrified,

frozen in fear, 

without a voice
and
 who yearn for comfort
of their NEST
and
the balm, the lullaby, the sing-song
of  pure and loving humane voices. 
Incompetence and cruelty go together with DT and his White House.

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My finding of the video below
was a gift that I was ready for.  
There it was on the sidebar of YouTube.
I was viewing the videos of
“FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER”
nationwide protests.

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I took a deep breath, and clicked on the link.
I viewed what I had lived
– and what other children lived at that time.
Pre-verbal.
It was poignant that this video was silent.
I remember the wails,
the constant lament, the shrieks,
the gurgling sounds of giving up.
The playing with my hands to know I was here, to self-soothe, to hold on.
My body remembered all
–   the inchoate feelings.

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Yes,
I worked with the grace and love
of expert trauma specialists
to slowly,
oh so slowly,
 oh oh so so so slowly
to lift the veils
– like the skins of a burn victim,
and
carefully remove
with sacred attention,
the defending vigilant stones of my fortressed walls
to release my stories
that were prohibited from being told.

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I was fortunate to have certain loved ones
who told, who witnessed,
certain loved ones who I loved
and
I KNEW
loved me who could
SEE the ME within.  

FREEDOM.

 

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Healing is done with lullabies – the balm and the touch of pure love.

INTIMATE.

SACRED Listening.

Call and Response.

Moving forward instilling

HOPE

to those who are devastated,
distressed
and
breathing
the same oxygen as us all
and
know the sound and touch
of authentic
love’s redeeming,
restorative energy and elixir.

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Please click on the link below for the telling:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/809-the-longest-day-summer-solstice-until-the-story-of-the-hunt-is-told-by-the-lion-the-tale-of-the-hunt-will-always-glorify-the-hunter-african-proverb/

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I turn toward Nature’s grace, beauty + ephemera for restoration.
I turn toward Nature and bear witness and, in turn, I uphold wonder and awe.

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I offer you
what Nature offered this evening,
after I had completed this entry,
while riding my bike:

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My parents took me out of Shriners at 3 years old – doors closed shut.
My life was met by the creative medical genius of
Dr. Mark B. Coventry, Mayo Clinic.
My beloved Dr. Coventry.

 

A remarkable collaboration began between that called out GOLD.
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/13-july-look-to-this-day-for-it-is-life-the-very-life-of-life-dr-mark-b-coventry-promise-me-two-things-only-let-those-who-honor-and-respect-you-come-near-and-always-remain-an-art/
HE ASKED ME TO MAKE TWO PROMISES
 TO HIM BEFORE HE DIED:
“PROMISE ME TWO THINGS:

ONLY

LET THOSE WHO HONOR AND RESPECT
YOU COME NEAR
AND

ALWAYS

 REMAIN AN ARTIST.”

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We are given opportunities
in the arc of our lifetime
to give and accept offerings of
awe + beauty + freedom.

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The salutation of

I SEE YOU

is an irreplaceable intimate epiphany
of
knowing a beloved.
This intimate knowing
illuminates all within the beloved
welcoming
his/her incandescent and fragile truths
slowly,  
with sincere tenderness like a gospel song.
What was once kept captive
within
locked in darkness,
shut down and hidden from view
is

WITNESSED,

embraced with love’s elixir.
Now, irreversibly RELEASED and wings unfurled –

EXODUS.

An unfolding dialectical freedom lullaby
that IS a mutual call and response
– a sacred, fortuitous, blessed
improvisational song.
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And, I / YOU / WE AIN’T GOING BACK…
Moving FORWARD, at last.

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EXODUSIMFREEATLASTIAINTGOINGBACKIMFREE                         CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

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DARK

sTar

2018

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FORAWCUMESEELUMINOUSBEAUTIFULRADIANTLIGHTTHATISCLEARLYTANGIBLE

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http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/dark-star-1-2-3-4-5-6

 

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DARK sTar #1                                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar #2                                                                                                Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar #3                                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar #4                                                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar #5                                                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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DARK sTar #6                                                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson 2018

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Image result for langston hughes she, in the dark,
Title: “Helen Keller”
Langston Hughes:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langston_Hughes
Definition of dowera natural gift
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💄💥👑🔥🔥👑💥💄

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My

DARK sTar

divining 

BRILLIANT

rod

SECRET

one of a kind

GENIUS

weapon

IS

sustained

in

my

left

pocket

!!!!!

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DARK sTar #1      FORTOMYGENIUSAWCNEWBREEDLEADER     Catherine L. Johnson 2018

 

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2 FEBRUARY 2018 + 5:12 PM + 10 DEGREES F + X-SKI @ VENTO NATURE SANCTUARY 
http://kstp.com/weather/chance-snow-cold-continue-kstp-forecast/4769291/?cat=1

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JASPAR OBI KNOWS!!!!!

Of course he knows for he is a dog, and I believe, a divine sentient being.*
In Mahayana Buddhism, it is to sentient beings that the Bodhisattva vow of compassion is pledged. Furthermore, and particularly in Tibetan Buddhism and Japanese Buddhism, all beings (including plant life and even inanimate objects or entities considered “spiritual” or “metaphysical” by conventional Western thought) are or may be considered sentient beings…

 

 

 

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SEeSEaSHIP #11                                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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SEeSEaSHIP #12                                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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ANTHONY COX + BILLY HIGGINS

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RAREOFFERINGSOFTHERADIANTEXPERIENCEOFPUREBEAUTYTHESUBLIMELUMINOUSTRANSCENDENCE. THANK YOU, AWC, FOR YOUR SONIC GENIUS + THE EVENT WITH THE LATE/BELOVED MASTER BILLY HIGGINS.

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SEeSEaSHIP series
2017 – 2018
For further information, please click on images + link below:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/763-seeseaship-1-2-3-4-catherine-l-johnson-2017-wild-nights-wild-nights-269-emily-dickinson/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/12/15/766-seeseaship-5-6-2017-catherine-l-johnson-song-of-singing-corea-holland-altschul-ancient-egyptian-ships/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/767-seeseaship-7-8-9-2017-catherine-l-johnson-da-vincis-glider-song-dynasty-960-1279-dave-holland-4tetconference-of-the-birds/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/12/21/768-seeseaship-10-2017-catherine-l-johnson-e-conference-of-the-birds-or-speech-of-the-birds-persian-%d9%85%d9%86%d8%b7%d9%82-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b7%db%8c%d8%b1%e2%80%8e-dave-holland-4tet/
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/seeseaship-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12

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