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Morning has broken, like the first morning 
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird 
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning 
Praise for them springing fresh from the word 

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Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven 
Like the first dew fall, on the first grass 
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden 
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass 

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Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning 
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning 
God’s re-creation of the new day 

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Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird 
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning 
Praise for them springing fresh from the word

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZAsfB1Np-8

 

PROMISE RENEWAL AWAKENING PROMISE
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/05/09/860-threetriaddialectical-whirls-whorls-of-energy-green-gold-natures-lush-promise-of-renewal-awakening-breaking-free/

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Catherine     St. Paul, Minnesota

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Jim     Indianapolis, Indiana

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Renda   Wyoming, Minnesota

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Sherrie/George   Blommington, Minnesota

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Dorothy/Charles   Santa Barbara, California

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Priscilla     Garrison, New York
Priscilla is a  resolute and gentle searcher/historical  recorder
of life stories that
illuminate rare characters of courage.
Her dedication to ‘untomb’ stories is a gift of activism and truth-telling.
Priscilla ‘unveiled’ my Uncle Bill and the constellation of his short and heroic life.
Please click on the link below
– PDF commemorating the 75th Anniversary of his commitment, a young man.
Thank YOU, Priscilla.
13 APRIL 2019 Johnson’s Corner Uncle Bill 1st Lieutenant William Henry Johnson

 

 

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My sister Lynne     Washington, D. C.

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Carrie/Rogers/Anne    Atlanta, Georgia

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Cherished Nancy, 94 years of living, at Presbyterian Homes. Easter Service North Oaks, MN
Nancy was my Mom’s dear friend from HS – Central High High School, St. Paul.
Nancy is my friend.
A woman who lives in the NOW and lived through multiple historical events:
The Great Depression, WWII, polio epidemic, etc.
 Nancy is a member, a stalwart member, of the GREATEST GENERATION.
She is JOY: fierce and vulnerable .
She loves to laughs, kind, dignified,
OPEN MINDED
and is an “Annie GET your gun” straight shoote: she does not suffer fools!
Nancy just finished reading
In Harm’s Way:
The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors.
 
Our families were woven in harmony together.
I have known Rob ALL my life – he warmed up the bassinet at Midway Hospital.
A remarkable family of
love, integrity, street smart, hilarious humor, compassion, kindness and courage.
Photo credit: son Rob wearing mask, gloves and standing six feet away

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My niece Susannah     Webster Groves, Missouri

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My Cousins        Scottsdale, Arizona

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Leah and her Juno    St. Paul, MN

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Anita      Rural Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Michele/David   Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Kraig/Derrick featuring Henry    St. Paul, Minnesota

 

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My brother Blake     Featuring Milo + his orange indestructible all season ball. Deephaven, MN

 

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Sandy    Minneapolis, MN

 

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Christa/Leo    St. Paul, Minnesota

 

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Sandy    Surprise, Arizona

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Maggie’s K9 Jax’s signature   St. Paul, Minnesota

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Peggy/Andy        Seattle, Washington

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Janet’s astounded + accepting Frida     Calgary, Canada

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Bob aka BAWB/Steph    Lake Elmo, Minnesota

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Capt. Silver Tooth        Coon Rapids, MN

 

 

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Gina/Marcus        Independence, Minnesota

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Jill/Doug   Osceola, Wisconsin

 

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ATTENDING

to

Nature’s

boundless offerings

of

WONDER

and

AWE

is

*HEARTFIRE!

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Thank you

to

ALL

who

attended and captured

the nascent kiss of springtime,
rising to the occasion – when now STILLNESS is ACTION, 
and
sacred listening to the radiance of life’s
unfolding magnificence,
and,
in turn,
sharing your

SEEING

  in your
photographs.

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BEAUTIFUL!

Fishes + loaves of WONDER + AWE!

Yes,
I welcome your attending
– send me your ecstatic moment of wonder and awe:
your photographs!

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Vital to attend/share RESURGENCE in this time of the global pandemic.
These waters are dark and opaque
– none of us can fathom the meaning of this wilderness experience.
We must KEEP the poet breathing life’s gentle grace love in you and in us!

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RISING RISING RISING

is

the

VERY

energy

of

RADICAL

HOPE!!!

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Please click below for the PDF of my  GOLDEN RULE PSA

WEARAMASK 7APRIL2020_BANDANA BLACK CLOTH

YES!
YOU are WELCOME to DOWNLOAD> PRINT>POST in your community
YES!
Forward to others
– we are ALL navigating our ships in the same waters

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Zachary William Robert James Woodridge ponders the mystery of life and what is truth… 

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One may say they love,
one may love the feeling of love,
the sound of the word:
I love.
Loving is a verb,
an action of gardeners of the soul.
The gardener attends to each bloom
and
welcomes
its unrepeatable and unique unfolding
– inviting its gospel song!
Loving is not neglect, nor possession, nor claiming.
Loving is a conscious decision,
an
improvisational, ongoing, original
conversation
of
adventure and exploring
the unspoken wilderness
within each,
within the mystery between the song
of 
I/Thou
– waiting to be.
A/LIVE.
Sacred listening: 

I SEE YOU!

 

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* HEARTFIRE
Please note in Rob’s photo of his Mom, Nancy:
the framed painting on her wall!
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/heartfire-1998-2005
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/10/09/666-heartfire-1999-catherine-l-johnson/

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THE

VOYAGE

OF MY

BELOVED

TREASURE HEART

JASPAR OBI

 HAS
BEGUN.

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JASPAR OBI is DUNKIRK / K9 RAF / ECSTATIC JOY. 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/06/21/866-black-ice-quiet-2019-catherine-l-johnson-raf-k9-jaspar-obi-aka-dunkirk-beethovens-opus-132-quartetto-italiano-anthony-cox-billy-higgins/

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JASPAR OBI’s

presence

entered + illuminated

my heart.

I am forever blessed

with the

adventurous

GRACE LOVE

OH JOY

dance

with

my unrepeatable companion.

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Jaspar  Obi =  my Psalm 139:14 on 4legs.

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Jaspar

has defiantly defied

the bone cancer

for over a calendar year

with

his remarkable, fierce, and sweet

life force…

and, now

the divinity within him

is calling his name.

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I see.

I have been

listening, listening, listening

to

Jaspar’s

elegant, courageous, tender

body&soul.

I accept, honoring, following his soul’s lead.

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The

BLESSING CEREMONY

is dedicated to

the

pure sacred radiant

GRACE LOVE

of our

4legged

guardian angels

our lions at our heart’s gate.

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Chartreuse

is the color of

JASPAR OBI’s

soul:

THE

BRIGHT

PREVAILING

KISS OF SPRINGTIME

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NOTE:

dear friend sent the link 
(embedded below)
on the JASPER stone to me
after
my JASPAR crossed over
on
Veteran’s Day 11 November 2019.

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I chose to spell his name JASPAR.

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I was astounded that the information of the JASPER stone
mirrored my
JASPAR’s soulpresence.

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Introduction to the Meaning and Uses of the Jasper Stone
https://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/jasper

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Jaspar Obi

entered the world on

30 April 2007

and

began his story of offering

indelible sweet blessings.

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JASPAR OBI 

THE VALIANT STALWART TENDER LOVING ADVENTUROUS JOYOUS

K9 RAF

30 April 2007 – Veteran’s Day 11 November 2019

Please click on the link below:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/883-element-8-works-2019-catherine-l-johnson-veterans-day-11-november-2019-k9-raf-jaspar-obis-soul-rising/

 

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Thank you, Jaspar, my beautiful treasure heart.
You are forever MY TREASURE HEART.

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The

BLESSING CEREMONY

was

poignant

powerful

enchanting!

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All K9s

were given two presents:

green glow collars

– running / playing / glowing,

  and

special treats

– small milkbones with peanut butter

wrapped in aluminum foil

to look like shining silver bonestars!

ALL 2leggeds

were given two presents:

 steaming hot green tea

and

 green glow ‘tails’ to wear!

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Many many many

K9s arrived!!!

 

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Once ‘knighted’

with their 

green glow collars,

Jaspar’s amazing K9 friends

spontaneously

created

blessed energy

boundless JOY

and

a beautiful memoir

of the

precious gift

of

our

sentient / “metacognitive”

4legged

guardian angels.

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WONDER.

AWE.

SACRED.

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AN indelible CELEBRATION

of the reliable tender loving kindness of the

K9 COMMUNITY

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SEE

BE

THE

HEART OF A DOG

WOXOF

 

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Please click on link below:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/06/21/866-black-ice-quiet-2019-catherine-l-johnson-raf-k9-jaspar-obi-aka-dunkirk-beethovens-opus-132-quartetto-italiano-anthony-cox-billy-higgins/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2019/06/30/867-black-ice-tenderly-2019-catherine-l-johnson-prana-qi-vijnana-joie-de-vivre-tenderly-bill-evans-tony-scott/

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‘BLACK ICE: SWEETLY’

Catherine L. Johnson 
2019

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TWO SEPARATE PRISMS/EXPERIENCES OF THE SINGULAR DRAWING
whisper / whispers / whispering

listen

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TOP IMAGE: light is centered and positioned straight on the work
BOTTOM IMAGE: light is  dimmed and centered from below the work 

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PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE + FOR DETAIL

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intimate — listening/attending with an open heart and with the open palms of one’s hands — listen to the light — reverence

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4B and 2B GRAPHITE ON BLACK HEAVYWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
19.25” H x 13.75” W

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 ‘BLINDED BY YOUR GRACE’

Stormzy
2017

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SOFTLYYESAWCSWEETLYGRACECLJGRACESWEETLYYESSOFTLY

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Visual sound
– layered tracks/lines of two separate green colors with luminous gold.
Free hand whirling sonic radiance.
Rapturous improvisations  – an infinity of trust and mutuality:
living, loving, and relating.
ALL creation exists in radical relationship—ecosystems,
the unfolding intimacy of human relationships,
orbits, cycles, and circulatory systems.
For detail, please click on the images.

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TWO moments

and

the same offering.

Perceptual shifts are offered
and
do occur when one attends
with
 the willingness to stay in relationship RISING:
being OPENED, naked vulnerability, opportunity, awakened.

reNEWal

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ELEgancE GREEN #1                                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson  2019

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ELEgancE GREEN #1                                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson  2019

 

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My WINGS

cannot be clipped
or bound
or held hostage, pulled into
 the centrifugal force of an abyss
– a downward spiral
where there is no hope of boundless light
and
no moving forward
like the heal/thy waters of a clear river.
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I practice
the  ancient art and discipline of

riSING

– the radical HOPE of freedom, 
the hymn of honest, naked vulnerability is revealed + welcomed,
where the sacred intimacy of improvisational call and response with a beloved

OPENS

an ever expanding sky and field of luminous dancing songs and delight.
BLOOOOOOOMING!

GRACE LOVE.

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‘MAN and FREEDOM’              Ivan Mestrovic                        Mayo Clinic, Rochester,Minnesota

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I experienced my first icon of transcendence: the colossal black bronze sculpture of a naked man hovering upon the white marble façade of the Mayo Clinic. The head and chin were tilted upward. The torso was in a forever inhale. The arms were opened, wide, raised upwards to the Heavens. The feet were arched as if to take flight. The body reflected light like a dark star – a visual annunciation of receiving a powerful and loving Divinity. He was naked, exposed, in his stark and silent vulnerability and emanated an edict: the strength of radical hope – rising and prevailing. The visual code of this sculpture did not signify an incapacitated, helpless man. This colossal black bronze sculpture, to me, signified the soul’s life force – humanity’s capacity to overcome the internal choke of fear by a herculean inner strength of courage and faith. The body was not a battle or a battlefield. The naked body was exhaling fear and inhaling the Divine. Her/oic. Profound.

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Rising Grace

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ELEgancE #10           detail                                                                     Catherine L. Johnson  2019

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Image result for marcus aurelius meditations the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts

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AWCCLJcœurrisingGRACEgraceLOVERISINGCO UR AGE / cœurageAWCCLJ

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