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Posts Tagged ‘Early in the morning on 29 August 29 2005: Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States + “Pine Tree: HOPE 2005” Catherine L. Johnson + Allen Toussaint’s “The Bright Mississippi” ; Cat’

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HAPPYmerryHAPPYmerryHAPPYmerryHAPPY

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Image result for the gift of time quotes

The

GIFT

of 
committing/ dedicated

shared quiet time

to/ for/ between/ with

beloved ones

is

the beautiful sweet experience

of

LOVE

– the nourish/nurture of actual intimate presence
is

HAPPY

WONDER + AWE!!!

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BE KINDNESS

BE GRACE LOVE

BE AWEthentic

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YES

practice

RADICAL HOPE!!!!!

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HOPE

HOPE

HOPE

[ hohp ]
noun

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verb (used with object), hoped, hop·ing.

to look forward to

with desire and reasonable confidence.

to believe, desire, or trust

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verb (used without object), hoped, hop·ing.
to feel that something desired may happen:
We hope for an early spring.
Archaic. to place trust;
rely (usually followed by in).

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Pine Tree: HOPE                                                                                       Catherine L. Johnson  2005

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Please click on link for further information on

Pine Tree: HOPE 2005

– created as a prayer for all lives who suffered Hurricane Katrina.
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/pine-tree-hope-2005

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ENCOUNTER

DIALOGUE

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For detail and to enlarge the images, PLEASE click on the images.

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RED SEA CROSSINGS: Blood Memoirs I and II                         Catherine L. Johnson 1995

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RED SEA CROSSINGS: Blood Memoirs I and II                         Catherine L. Johnson 1995

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PINETREEHOPE_2005_23x15_CATHERINELJOHNSON   Pine Tree: HOPE                                                                  Catherine L. Johnson  2005X

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In commemoration of Hurricane Katrina.

Ten years ago,
the devastating impact/decision making of our American government
revealed to the world 
 the existence of  our raw systemic/structural injustices of race and poverty,
and,
the American delta city of New Orleans,
renown for its heart; charm; fleur-de-lis and creative genius,
was the irreversible graphic image/evidence of this irrefutable fact.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina 

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Early in the morning on August 29, 2005,

Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States.

When the storm made landfall, it had a Category 3 rating on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

it brought sustained winds of 100–140 miles per hour

–and stretched some 400 miles across.

https://i0.wp.com/www.usnews.com/cmsmedia/72/66/88efca514a77814bb74d1938a509/150827-katrinamodule-editorial.jpg

https://i0.wp.com/news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/09/photogalleries/hurricane_katrina_aftermath/images/primary/katrina_flood_32.jpg

https://nationalpostcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/katrina-7.jpg?w=620&h=420

http://s3.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20140602&t=2&i=902446034&w=644&fh=&fw=&ll=&pl=&sq=&r=LYNXMPEA510RO

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New Orleans,

in turn,

showed the world the meaning of

resilience

and

the spiraling life force

of

what it means to prevail

no matter the tempest

like the pine tree.

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The healing and restoration is still a clarion, a spiraling force, moving forward

as a mighty river, a heal/thy artery that fuels the  body & soul.

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In the week following

the physical/psychic horror and inhumanity,

I created the Pine Tree: HOPE series

as a luminous prayer for/to

hold up to the light

the survivors in that time of deafening despair + terror.  

The work calls out Martin Buber’s distinction between

the I-Thou relationship

and

the I-It relationship.

The sacred Thou in all.

No we v. the other.

The practice of the Golden Rule which is empathy.

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The first

Pine Tree: HOPE 2005

 was exhibited at

Holly Hunt, Minneapolis,

from September- December 2005.
Christine Hartman,
 General Manager of Holly Hunt, Minneapolis,
selected the work for the showroom.

 

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The Pine Tree: HOPE  2005 (above) will on exhibit at

INSTINCT ART GALLERY,

http://www.instinctmpls.com/
21 November- 15 January 2016,
in the EMPATHY exhibition.

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Please click twice on the image to enlarge.

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Blessings to all who prevailed and who endured profound losses and grief.
You are not forgotten.
Your RISE is the dawn of amazing GRACE.

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Allen Toussaint – The Bright Mississippi 
 
Allen Toussaint – piano and vocal
Don Byron – clarinet
Nicholas Payton – trumpet
Marc Ribot – acoustic guitar
David Piltch – upright bass
Jay Bellerose – drums and percussion
Brad Mehldau – piano
Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE