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Pryor Cashman Celebrates 31 Years of the ADA and Recognizes Disability  Pride Month 2021

 

Thank YOU

 to my

ORTHOPEDIC and HEAL/THY bodysoul

 creative maverick teams!

All detectivepriests!

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My story:

FIFTY-SIX reconstructive orthopedic surgeries since birth.

A life story of:

HEAL/THY and the GOLDEN RULE and RADICAL HOPE.

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Thank you, Dr. Clare McCarthy

https://www.fairview.org/providers/m/c/c/a/r/mccarthyclare-439586098

And, surgeries for carpal tunnel syndrome (both hands) and Dupuytren’s contracture.

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POST-OP LEFT HAND DRAWINGS:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/leftimperialpurplered-1-2-3-4-5-using-my-non-art-hand-post-op-reconstructionjoint-replacement-of-my-art-hand-my-art-hand-my-breathmy-wingmy-freedom-song/

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SEeSEaSHIP #11                                                               Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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Thank you, Dr. Mark B. Coventry

DR. MARK B. COVENTRY My orthopdic surgeon after Shriners and when I was three. The portrait was a gift provided by his lovely daughter, Martha, days before my hip was replaced on 26 May1999

https://www.healio.com/news/orthopedics/20120325/coventry-was-dedicated-to-broadening-orthopedic-knowledge-and-practice

At the time, there was no consensus among surgeons about the best way to replace a hip joint. Dr.
Coventry visited Europe on several research trips and investigated various approaches. He was espe-
cially impressed by the work of Dr. John Charnley, a British surgeon who was knighted for his pioneer-
ing work in orthopedics. “It was amazing,” a colleague later recalled. “(Dr. Coventry) went to England
and toured all the centers and came back with the one that would be the model for the future”.

Today, thanks to the pioneering efforts of Dr. Coventry and his team, total
hip replacement is one of the most frequently performed orthopedic surgeries, improving the quality of
life for millions of people worldwide. In summarizing his career, a colleague said,

“Dr. Coventry particularly remembered that at Mayo he learned …

about treating patients as people, not merely as a condition that needed to be diagnosed.

http://mccms.cws.net/content/history.mayoclinic.org/files/Contributions/1969-hip.pdf

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From 6 months to 3 years old,

I lived at Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children (name changed now!).

I began to ‘dance’ with Dr. Coventry when I was THREE years old.

His framed picture was gifted to me by his cherished daughter, Martha

– his ‘presence’ was brought into the OR for all major reconstructive surgeries.

 

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We ‘collaborated’ until his retirement.

He was my confidante until and beyond…

My beloved Dr. Coventry’s nickname for me:

SPITFIRE!!!

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Thank you, Dr. Rodney H. Peterson

https://orthopedic.io/surgeon/rodney-holmes-peterson-md-edina/

Dr. Peterson stepped up to take the ‘Excalibur from the stone’

– a congenitally dislocated hip coupled with an undeveloped pelvis.

He told me I would have to lie back at 120 degrees

for 8 weeks post-op so the prosthetic could properly/soundly set.

Dr. Peterson  firmly stated:

‘You MUST have dedcated / relable / trusted support FOR you before I will do the surgery”.

My response:

” Dr. Peterson, I will create

Catherine’s Courageous Compassion Circle

– a gold ring, a sliver ring, and a bronze ring!” 

On 26 May 1999, Dr. Peterson was the Olympian surgeon artist.

My body underwent a revolution.

The crucial offerings of sequential Physical Therapists entered my life.

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Body/soul fitness was always a  priority!

Counterintuitive decision after Dr. Peterson’s hip replacement:

I became a certified YMCA:

 * water fitness instructor

 *weight training instructor 

*Arthritis Foundation water fitness instructor

*fitness ball and therapy band fitness instructor

*cross-training water classes for inner city youth basketball players.

FIFTEEN YEARS!!!!

 

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Dr. Robert Trousdale

https://www.mayoclinic.org/biographies/trousdale-robert-t-m-d/bio-20054172

 

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HIP HAND HEART

 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/hip-hand-heart/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/01/28/785-seeseaship-11-12-2018-catherine-l-johnson-anthony-cox-billy-higgins-samba-je-hed/

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Thank you, Dr. Mark B. Coventry

https://www.healio.com/news/orthopedics/20120325/coventry-was-dedicated-to-broadening-orthopedic-knowledge-and-practice

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Thank you, Dr. Mark Heller

https://account.allinahealth.org/providers/16759#aboutMe

 

RIGHT KNEE

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/uncle-lee-age-89-died-peacefully-among-family-on-23-january-2014-sigma-chi-uncle-lees-generation-wereare-a-remarkable-and-treasured-template-of-how-to-be-a-man-pine-tree-moon/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/pine-tree-body-soul-my-secret-is-hidden-within-me-my-name-no-one-shall-know/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/08/27/hurricanerapturelantern-a-libretto-5-december-2010-japan-meditation-catherine-l-johnson-2011-john-coltrane-peace-full-moon/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/moon-aerial-mines-ix-2012-14h-x-11-5w-catherine-l-johnson/

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OntO #4                                                                               Catherine L. Johnson  2018

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Thank you, Dr. Garrett Griffin

https://www.mw-fp.com/facial-plastic-surgery-team-st-paul/dr-garrett-griffin/

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TURNED + TWISTED RIGHT LEG

HAD BULLDOZED NOSE + JAW

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/09/22/952-onto-4-2018-catherine-l-johnson-dr-victoria-sweet-slow-medicine-pre-modern-understanding-of-the-body-as-a-garden-to-be-tended/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/for-art-collectors-designers-exquisite-beautiful-impeccable-site-specific-fine-art-prints-esteemed-artist-catherine-l-johnson-master-printer-mark-jones-arts-district-imageworks-inc-2/

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FRANKIE (left) + STEIN (right)

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Thank you, Dr. J. Chris Coetzee

https://tcomn.com/physicians/chris-coetzee/

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The 2x ORTHO RECONSTRUCTIVE surgeries during the PANDEMIC

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/938-radical-hope-faithperseverancevision-you-reap-what-you-sow-my-reveal-my-first-sandals-dr-co-et-zeeeeeeeee-coltranes-giant-steps/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/917-announcing-the-first-worldwide-covid19-kite-flying-event-sunday-may-3rd-fly-a-kite-to-salute-the-brave-dedicated-front-line-workers-fly-a-kite-to-commemorate-those-weve-lost/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/06/24/926-the-civil-rights-kite-flying-project-build-community-with-joy-every-weekday-evenings-on-lowertowns-prince-street-sundays-4pm-upper-landing-park/

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X RAY of SPINE coming!

 

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WILL: FLY AWAY #3      Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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Thank you, Dr. Frederick Harris

https://www.fairview.org/providers/h/a/r/r/i/harrisfrederick-555332880

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Thank you, Dr. Eric Kirksson

https://tcomn.com/physicians/eric-kirksson/

 

SPINE + SI JOINTS

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/05/17/1006-will-fly-away-19-2021-catherine-l-johnson-fossil-spine-fly/

 

 

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Thank you

to the

RADICAL HOPE

remarkable

aweZINGZINGZING

ESSENTIAL

tenacious

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

who

step UPed and ENTERed

post-op:

Mary Husband / Joan Milles / Jill Monson

Alison Mumbleau / Bonnie Glenzinski

+

LISA RICHARDSON

https://tcomn.com/therapists/lisa-richardson/

creative genius re-wiring / releasing the grip of my Genesis story

and

opening NEW worlds!

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‘I SEE YOU!!!

‘I AM HERE!!!!!’

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Why Disability Pride? — ACLBoulder

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Inclusion means Inclusion | The Learning Renaissance

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #2           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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VISITING MY FAMILY

– holding TIGHT onto my Mom as my crutches were set down behind!

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/05/12/1005-updo-updo-updo-12-may-2021-glorious-chartreuse-bee-my-baby-bee-hive/

My UPdo could be an homage to Bezos’ / Branson’s

testosterone fueled rockets NOT quite entering OUTER space?

 

‘I SEE YOU!!!

‘YOU SEE ME?’

 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/07/17/933-also-mysta-moon-goddess-also-catherine-moon-goddess-strong-arms-under-pressure/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/06/13/1014-udeerpresh-uhs-youdearprecious-2021-catherine-l-johnson-8-original-works/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/07/19/1021-i-see-you-i-hear-you-i-love-you-because-you-are-you-yaaaay/

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The Irede Foundation on Twitter: "We all have the power and responsibility  to make society more inclusive for everyone. When people living with  disability are empowered, they become agents of change.  #ChildAmputeeAdvocate #

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IPROMISETOTELL                                                           Catherine L. Johnson  2015

 

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JULY

*Disability

Pride Month

*NOT my naming choice!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewpulrang/2021/07/15/5-questions-to-think-about-this-disabilitypridemonth/?sh=4905927d1417
https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/takeaway/segments/what-disability-pride-month

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My entry below has been viewed worldwide and over 1K times:

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/disability-disrespect-can-you-play-the-violin-equally-to-itzhak-perlman-no-does-that-mean-you-are-disabled-what-is-essential-is-invisible-to-the-eye-the-little-prince/

 

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/ipromise-ipromisetotell-ipromisetotellthewhole-ipromisetotellthewholetruth-16-december-2015-catherine-l-johnson-artist-patti-smith-people-have-the-power/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/05/28/1009-tell-no-secrets-tell-2021-catherine-l-johnson-the-incessant-beating-of-the-telltale-heart/

 

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HERHYMNS#2_BEBRAVE_2013_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPHERHYMNS: BE BRAVE                                      Catherine L. Johnson   2013

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/the-writings-herhymns-be-brave-lullaby-i-thou-poem-a-lullaby-for-a-lover-catherine-l-johnson-interdisciplinary-artist-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art/

 

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A B  O  U T  BeLOW

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ways_of_Seeing

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John Berger in Ways of Seeing

points out that seeing and recognition come before words.

It is seeing that establishes our place in the world,

but we use words to explain this world.

Despite this he argues there is always a distinction

between what we see and what we know.

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In Ways of Seeing Berger claims that the representations

of men and women in visual culture entice different “gazes”,

different ways in which they are looked at,

with men having the legitimization of examining women,

and women – also examine women.

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Berger asserts

that only twenty or thirty nudes

n the European oil painting tradition

depict a woman as herself

rather than as a subject of male idealization or desire.

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Playing The Gender Card:

Overlooking And Overthrowing Sexist Stereotypes

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/17/684515742/playing-the-gender-card-overlooking-and-overthrowing-sexist-stereotypes

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A Mathematician’s Manifesto

For Rethinking Gender

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/10/911691013/a-mathematicians-manifesto-for-rethinking-gender

 

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I have been contemplating about honesty and representatIon: 

the arc, the spectrum of

original to portrayal to betrayal

of the truth/integrity of actual presence

to one’s representation

to conversion to a digitized avatar. 

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Women in our culture are aware of being looked at, objectified.

The gender power playbook is a women’s reality.

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For women to engage with men who are willing to/ capable of:

practicing democracy;

knowing change/ new information/ insight is a constant;

vulnerability is human;

making amends;

and

men knowing dominance over anyone is not a victory

IS a GIFT

– a true blue

reciprocation/ partnership

of

expansive/ boundless fields

of

FREEDOM.

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Women using photo-shop filters to

portray

their own visage,

their own countenance,

into a digitized ‘honey pot trap’ avatar

who uses sex to trap and blackmail a target

is  a

betrayal.

The cultural conditioning,

and, in turn,

the need for women in our culture

to ALTER

the A/LIVE self

is a complex litmus test

and

a story of a soul’s freedom lost.

 

 Women who self-represent

as digitized honey pot trap’ avatar

is a code of complicity with women as product,

 betrayal of truth and authenticity, 

 and

is a player in deceit,

‘spear phishing marketing’ to their ‘target niche’: men.

ALL is a worn capitalist/consumer caricature, a binary game

which is NOT honest and NOT genuine intimacy.

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Loving is honesty,

courage, trust, radiance,

telling the truth.

Love IS

not a portrayal/ practice of gender stereotypes.

Love is a verb.

Loving is disarming.

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The sacred, honorable gift:

I welcome you to SEE me.

 

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YOUDEARLIVELOVE_#1_2021_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPYOUDEARLIVELOVE  Catherine L. Johnson   2021

 

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/706-grace-energy-dear-cherished-deer-deer-honorrespect-wounded-deer-dear/

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I SEE You, I Am Here

 

 

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PORTRAITS

SEEN/EXPERIENCED

 THROUGH the eyes/ life/ real experience

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Dear 6 y/o Leo SEES me.

We are together 1x week since he was born: we are buddies.

Leo’s favorite color is purple.

2021

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Dear 7 y/o Chad SEES me.

I was Chad’s favorite babysitter.

2004

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My dear niece Emily SEES me.

11 y/o Em’s portrait of her Aunt Catherine.

2008

 

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SAWUBONA

The ancient Zulu greeting meaning we see you.

The greeting recognizes that each individual is never alone

– that we each represent a lineage of multitudes.

The greeting also serves to acknowledge the next person’s existence,

and

is an invitation to communicate and explore possibilities.

DIALOGUE

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I SEE You, I Am Here

The Secret to Heartfelt Communication

https://www.lionsroar.com/i-see-you-i-am-here-the-secret-to-heartfelt-communication/

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BEAUTIFUL offering

Orland Bishop

https://www.csh.umn.edu/education/whole-systems-healing/interviews-wsh-leaders/orland-bishop

https://www.globalonenessproject.org/people/orland-bishop

 

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GLOBAL ONENESS PROJECT

https://www.globalonenessproject.org/about-project

Welcome to the Global Oneness Project. We believe that stories play a powerful role in education. Founded in 2006 as an initiative of Kalliopeia Foundation, we aim to plant seeds of empathy, resilience, and a sacred relationship to our planet. Using stories as a pedagogical tool for growing minds, we bring the world’s cultures alive in the classroom. Committed to the exploration of cultural, environmental, and social issues, we offer a rich library of multimedia stories comprised of award-winning films, photo essays, and essays. Companion curriculum and discussion guides are also available…

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YOULIVELOVE_#2_2021_CATHERINELJOHNSON_WPYOUDEARLIVELOVELOVELOVELIVE  Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/06/13/1014-udeerpresh-uhs-youdearprecious-2021-catherine-l-johnson-8-original-works/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2021/07/09/1019-youdearlivelove-2021-catherine-l-johnson/

 

 

 

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UDEERpreSHəs

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youDEARPRECIOUS

 

2021

Catherine L. Johnson

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Eight original works

Each measures: 20.5″H x 12.25″W

Mixed media:

color –  a soft, clean early spring chartreuse with the breath of luminous dawn

line – graphite, metallic gold pencil

paper – archival heavyweight kraft 

 

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precious

preSHəs

Of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly.

Greatly loved or treasured by someone

Used as a term of address for a beloved person

 

 

 

 

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #1           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #2           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #3           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #4           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #5           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #6           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #7           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #8           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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youDEARPRECIOUS’ #8 detail           Catherine L. Johnson   2021

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The

BOW

symbolizes that a woman is a gift to the world.

 She is strong, attractive, and of worth and value.

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The bow is associated with female sexuality and sexual power.

Consider how you tie up a bow on a gift.

You put tension on the ribbon and tie the knot,

and

then you release the bow.

This tension and release is seen as symbolic

of

women’s release from social constraints / conventions / bondage.

 

She is empowered to shape her intimate love stories.

Her choices in relationships are GIANT STEPS that call out

the expanse of each other’s wilderness

– mutual, improvisational, creative, nest/harbor,

simple/complex, a dear balm, beyond…

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She is unrepeatable, multi-spherical, and an unfolding dance.

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She is an unrepeatable presence,

an unforgettable dynamic offering

of

sweet wonder,

laughter,

comfort,

boundless  wings of FREEDOM,

rapturous elegance,

  integrity,

and

awe.

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you

DEAR

PRECIOUS’

 

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SOMETIMES

CHANGE IS WHAT SETS THEM FREE

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_(musician)

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FRANKIE_STEIN_5FEB2020_2

5FEB2020 – 5FEB2021

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/01/12/892-yes-lightluminousradiance-yes-greenfirehandsfeetdance-turningturningturning/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/938-radical-hope-faithperseverancevision-you-reap-what-you-sow-my-reveal-my-first-sandals-dr-co-et-zeeeeeeeee-coltranes-giant-steps/

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thankTHANK youYOU!

thankTHANK youYOU!

thankTHANK youYOU

I reel in the memories,
the space of my life,

ONE year ago!

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ONE year has passed –  CHANGE!!!

The Earth has made a FULL revolution around the sun since
that photograph’s space/time!
One year ago and for the following several months,
in a wheelchair, unable to stand,
and

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swollen BARNEY feet!

 

 
My

vast vast deep deep wide wide gratitude

for those who entered that time / space
with

loving kindness.

 

My AWE

ZING ZING ZING

Physical Therapist,
the remarkable Lisa Richardson,
would gently bathe
my painful reconstructed toes / feet.

 

I named
my left foot ‘FRANKIE’
and
my right foot ‘STEIN’!
Absolutely! Ha!

 

Imagine.

 

You know who you are to/for me in that time of my vulnerability.

Stand by me.

And, you did.

From afar and near.

 

thankTHANK youYOU!

thankTHANK youYOU!

thankTHANK youYOU

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I am back to x-skIIng and fat tIre bIkIng and _________ and_____, etc.!!!

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!

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Onna bugeisha

(女武者)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onna-musha
https://www.thoughtco.com/images-of-samurai-women-195469

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Tomoe Gozen

 

UTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861), Tomoe-gozen, Wada Yoshimori and Yamabuki |  Christie'sUTAGAWA KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861)

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Tomoe Gozen defeats Uchida Ieyoshi and Hatakeyama Shigetada—
Woodblock printing, 1899

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MEREADYTOXSKI: HEADWRAP/HAIRTOPKNOT/MASK!

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Fierce and tender

Power and Grace

WOMEN WARRIORS
wield

SWORDS

of

LIGHT, TRUTH, and JUSTICE.

 

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Know WHO you are!

YOU know WHO they are!

YOU know WHAT you/they can do!!!

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Sen. Kamala Harris on Being 'Momala'

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Cicely Tyson, an Actress Who Shattered Stereotypes, Dies at 96 - The New  York Times

WOMAN WARRIOR

Cicely Tyson

19 December 1924 – 28 January 2021

 

YOU must experience: an AMAZING interview
2 days before she crossed over

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TAKETHECROWN:usCONSTITUTION                    Catherine L. Johnson 2021

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I am viscerally, acutely, sensitive to sound: music and voice.
My soulheartbody feels a voice like electricity and light:
pitch; tone; rhythm; range; resonance; tempo;
texture; and inflection.
Electronic communications, to me,
does not disclose, reveal, imbue as the voice does!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_voice
Pronounce, out loud: Trump.
Pronounce, out loud: Biden.
Feel the difference?
I do.

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Learning to BREATHE anew:

Mental Health Month: 4 ways to virtually care for your mental well-being |  Regence

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love #life #instagood #photography #quotestoliveby #likeforlikes  #quoteoftheday #inspiration #lovequotes #art #natu… | Words quotes, Wise  quotes, Meaningful quotes

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The president at the 2015 RNC – he told out loud WHO he was.

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You reap what you sow

A proverb that says future consequences
are inevitably shaped by present actions.

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During the chaos at the Capitol,

overwhelmed police officers
confronted and combated
a frenzied sea of rioters
who transformed the seat of democracy
into a
battlefield.

 

Now police chiefs across the country
are confronting the uncomfortable reality
that members in their own ranks
were among the mob
that faced off
against other law enforcement officers. 
Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/police-trump-capitol-mob/2021/01/16/160ace1e-567d-11eb-a08b-f1381ef3d207_story.html

 

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BROTHERS against BROTHERS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brother_against_brother
https://www.voorhees.k12.nj.us/cms/lib/NJ01000237/Centricity/Domain/434/Civil%20War%20Expository%20Pair%20with%20Brothers.pdf

 

 

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Trump’s future looks rotten

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/14/trumps-future-looks-rotten/

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Every incoming president

back to George Washington

has spoken the 37 words

in the

oath of office:

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“I do

solemnly

swear (or affirm)

that

I will

faithfully execute

the office of

President of the United States,

and

will

to the

best of my ability,

preserve,

protect

and

defend

the Constitution

of the

United States.”

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Where Does The Oath Of Office Come From? : NPR

The first printed copy of draft Constitution,

Aug. 6, 1787,

annotated by George Washington and others.

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ONE REAPS WHAT ONE SOWS

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WE, the people

REAP

what

President Trump

SOWS.

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Here’s why experts and lawmakers

say you can’t compare Black Lives Matter protesters

to the US Capitol mob

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/us/capitol-riots-black-lives-matter-cori-bush/

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TRUTH is.

IS truth.

TRUTH IS TRUTH.

WATCH the TRUTH.

 

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My thoughts:
The template of the Trump presidency
resounds/resonates
with the narratives of the abuser
in domestic violence.
The bruise/scar of their action is present
on their ‘captive’
– visible as physical wounds and/or invisible as emotional scars.
The abuser’s cognitive dissonance
and polished defense system
creates harrowing blindness – they cannot SEE the  trauma,
the collateral damage,  the scars,
and the impact of their words/actions.
Incapable.
Denial, deflection, gaslighting,
rationalizations, excuses,
declaring false equivalences and lies
are the abuser’s practice and shield
from truth-telling and accountability. 
Don’t expect/request accountability
for their words and/or actions
– that will make them angry.
Fear of inciting the abuser is real.
The relationships with the abuser are eggshells, shell games and pawns.

 

The abuser becomes the preserved, the protected,

the defended and the served.

 

Representative Jim Jordan ( R-Ohio) was/is a living testament
of the impact of being held in the centrifugal force
and in the obit orbit of such a dynamic.
He was awarded the Medal of Freedom for his obedience.
CLJ

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The History Place - Great Speeches Collection: Abraham Lincoln - Second  Inaugural Address

Poltiics: Abraham Lincoln second inaugural address, | Lapham's Quarterly

 

President Abraham Lincoln spoke slowly:
115 words per minute – average is 150 words per minute.
An adagio.

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Please listen – excellent!

Historian Ronald C. White

on the message of

Abraham Lincoln’s

2nd inaugural address

https://www.mprnews.org/amp/story/2021/01/14/ronald-white-on-lincolns-2nd-inaugural-address

 

https://www.gilderlehrman.org/sites/default/files/content-images/06044.jpg

 

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln%27s_second_inaugural_address

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The first presidential debate between Trump and Biden:

Donald Trump compares himself to Abraham Lincoln

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John Lewis, civil rights hero, Georgia congressman, dies at 80
The late Representative John Lewis watching over his Georgia:

GET IN GOOD TROUBLE, NECESSARY TROUBLE!

Yes, Carrie, Rogers, Anne!!!

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Column: Georgia can give America a 50-50 Senate and force lawmakers to  compromise - Chicago Tribune

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Peach State Pride (PeachStatePride) on Twitter | Peach tattoo, Georgia  tattoo, Places to get tattoos

5 January 2021 Georgia On My Mind!

Amazon.com : Anley Fly Breeze 3x5 Foot Georgia State Polyester Flag - Vivid  Color and Fade Proof - Canvas Header and Double Stitched - State of Georgia  GA Flags with Brass Grommets

Georgia On My Mind! 5 January 2021

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5 January 2021 Georgia On My Mind!

Democratic Challengers Warnock, Ossoff Lead Loeffler, Perdue by Single  Digits, Poll Shows

Georgia On My Mind! 5 January 2021

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American Flag America GIF by MOODMAN - Find & Share on GIPHY

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RADICAL

empathy

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RADICAL

[ rad-i-kuhl ]

adjective
 

 

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https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/small_axe

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Steve McQueen's Small Axe | Vanity Fair

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“If you are the big tree,

we are the small axe,

ready to cut you down.”

Bob Marley

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In 'Small Axe,' Steve McQueen Explores Britain's Caribbean Heritage - The  New York Times

Steve McQueen, Director

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_McQueen_(director)

‘Small Axe’:

Steve McQueen Talks 5-Part Anthology

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/05/943533982/-small-axe-steve-mcqueen-talks-5-part-anthology

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Small Axe (TV Mini-Series 2020– ) - IMDb

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Small Axe

Is

a

Revelation

https://www.vulture.com/article/small-axe-movie-review-lovers-rock-is-one-of-2020s-best.html

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The

Sensuality and Brutality

of

Steve McQueen’s

“Small Axe”

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/11/30/the-sensuality-and-brutality-of-steve-mcqueens-small-axe

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Poignant.
Powerful.
Heartbreaking.
Visceral.
Shatteringly beautiful.
Stunning.
Raw.
Now.
The blood of truth-telling.
The elixir of love’s awakening, disclosure, transcendence, desire.
The kiss, the embrace, the courage, the fire of community when standing UP.
Love IS telling the coeurtruth of what is silence and silenced.
Love IS CALLING OUT.
CLJ

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Thank YOU, Steve McQueen,

for

your pure genius spectrum:

humanity’s wavelength brilliance

and

your cinematic sonic telling.

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