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Like a garden and a gardener: what blooms/flourishes in a nation reveals what it sows / tends / values and ultimately cherishes. + “Darkness cannot drive out darkness…” + “Hate cannot drive out hate…” + The Trump “BRAND” is NOT the character of an authentic leader in the WORLD’s theatre + What is “CALLING OUT” VIOLENCE/HATE/FEAR IN THE HUMAN HEART? + What is “CALLING OUT” THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE? + What is the CONTENT OF CHARACTER to be PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

Like a garden and a gardener, what blooms/flourishes in a nation reveals what it sows, tends, values and ultimately cherishes.

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THE RHETORIC/ART OF:
FEAR/HATE/VIOLENCE/DIVISIVENESS/THREATENING
MOVING BACKWARDS
 VERSUS
CREATIVITY/EMPATHY/DIVERSITY/WELCOMING
MOVING FORWARD

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness,

only light can do that.”

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Hate cannot drive out hate,

only love can do that.”

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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THE TRUMP BRAND IS NOT THE CHARACTER

OF A LEADER

 IN THE WORLD’S THEATRE.

GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric history

https://i2.wp.com/inthesetimes.com/images/articles/trump_flicker_face_yess.jpg

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/03/12/donald-trump-protesters-rhetoric-history-orig-vstan-dlewis.cnn/video/playlists/donald-trump/
https://i0.wp.com/i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01567/mussolini1_1567977a.jpg
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secondary_option_160314_trump_rally3_ap_1160 (2).jpgProtesters wait before dawn, outside a church at Lenoir-Rhyne University before a March 14 rally
for Donald Trump in Hickory, North Carolina. | AP Photo

 

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An Open Letter To

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President Obama:

Campaign rhetoric is ‘vulgar and divisive’

Published on Mar 15, 2016
President Obama comments on the Donald Trump BRAND and the GOP at a Democratic fundraiser:
http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/03/12/obama-mocks-trump-steaks-wine.cnn/video/playlists/donald-trump/

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PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE

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HUMANITY SERIES : FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN_CATHERINE L.JOHNSON 2013; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;HUMANITY SERIES: FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN   Catherine L. Johnson 2013

 

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WHAT IS  CALLING OUT  VIOLENCE/HATE/FEAR

IN THE HUMAN HEART?

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/to-dream-the-impossible-dream-my-anthem-as-a-young-girl-can-violence-become-an-art-form-diddoes-picassos-guernica-1937-inspire-violence-can-you-hear-the-shrieks-did-the-silent-shriek/

 

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CAN THE VEHICLES

OF ART / AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP 

CALL OUT

“THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE”?

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HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

INSTINCT Art Gallery*

A REMARKABLE EXHIBITION + A TIMELY ORACLE.

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(* On 12 March 2016, INSTINCT permanently closed its doors)

REVIEW_MARY ABBE_HUMANLY_POSSIBLE_THE_EMPATHY_SHOW_PUBLISHED_MPLS_STRIB_1JAN2016__CORRECTED

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/review-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-the-path-to-empathy-by-mpls-star-tribune-art-critic-mary-abbe-published-new-year-s-day-2016/

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https://i1.wp.com/40.media.tumblr.com/a581b6ef13e29d70fe175a6649779924/tumblr_nv169k7M4h1qzls93o1_1280.jpg

 “HAMILTON”

ORIGINAL BROADWAY PLAY

by

Lin-Manuel Miranda

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_%28musical%29
Miranda said that the portrayal of Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson,
George Washington, and other Caucasian historical figures
by black and Hispanic actors should not require
any substantial suspension of belief by audience members 
“Our cast looks like America looks now, and that’s certainly intentional,” he said.
“It’s a way of pulling you into the story and allowing you
to leave whatever cultural baggage you have about the founding fathers at the door.”
He noted “We’re telling the story of old, dead white men but we’re using actors of color,
and that makes the story more immediate and more accessible to a contemporary audience.”

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President Obama Welcomes the Broadway Cast of “Hamilton”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3bNmhbvU2o 

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Hamilton cast performs “Alexander Hamilton” at White House
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPrAKuOBWzw

 

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‘Hamilton’ Cast Performs Hit Musical At White House
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBP81kqpydE

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Hamilton cast performs “My Shot” at White House
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEHKBckBcr4

 

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs at the White House Poetry Jam/ 2009
Writer and star of the Broadway musical In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda
performs “The Hamilton Mixtape” at the White House Evening
of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word on May 12, 2009.
Accompanied by Alex Lacamoire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNFf7nMIGnE

 

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‘Hamilton’ creator freestyles with Obama at White House
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nImHqgraKus

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John Coltrane – Peace on Earth – Live in Japan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqyznfmsPuk
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/peace-on-earth-john-coltrane-live-in-japan-1966-2508-japan-meditatations-catherine-l-johnson-2011/
http://www.johncoltrane.com/

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Charles Lloyd – Lotus Blossom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBLuFOrAa_0
http://www.charleslloyd.com/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/charles-lloyd-mpls-snow-blizzard-to-charles-divine-fire-charles-sacred-sonics-with-the-collective-genius-of-bill-frisell-reuben-rogers-eric-harland-2-february-2016-the-dakota-aka-low/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/08/02/charles-lloyd-dorothy-darr-catherine-l-johnson-30-june-2015-lowell-picketts-living-room-aka-the-dakota/

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We, as citizens of the United States of America,
cannot be bystanders to
VIOLENCE/FEAR/HATE.

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We share a moral obligation to our Constitution: ALL ARE CREATED EQUAL;
to the improvisational nature of America: A WORK IN PROGRESS;
a force of light,
not darkness and walls and division,
to the world’s theatre and roundtable;
and
we must be a template of practicing democracy, opening up vistas of humanity,
knowing OUR President is to dynamically represent
what we, as a nation, cherish.

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Our President is not a BRAND or a reality show!
Our President needs the content of character of a mountain’s summit;
the sweet+ fierce light of dawn in deep despair;
the  intellectual capacity to move/bend/push/pull
like the strong currents of the Mississippi River;
practice the clear sight of the vast blue sky;
to persevere/prevail like the pine tree in a tempest;
to listen to the songs of other nations- and hear what is unfamiliar;  
the capacity/humility to negotiate, multi-spherically, with other nations;
to welcome innovation + foresight+ generate questions before answers;
possess the maturity/patience to wait in the turbulent seas of ambiguity in negotiation;
the courage and compassion to step up to social injustices of /for ALL;
to be a dignified and creative vehicle of humanity
and
to be “the better angels of our nature”.

Describe INTEGRITY.

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CLJ
15 March 2016
The Ides of March
Charles Lloyd’s  + my nephew Will’s birthday and the date when Caesar was betrayed.

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Like a garden and a gardener, what blooms/flourishes in a nation reveals what it sows, tends, values and ultimately cherishes.

2016_garden

 

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BIZ_CARD_ICANFEEL_CATHERINELJOHNSON_2015

 

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*My original painting: FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN  2013
My work needs an actual encounter- an experience WITH the work- is the revelation.
Note the link below.

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Please click TWICE on the REVIEW: “The path to empathy” to enlarge

 

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Please click on links below to view
a few of my original pieces selected for the

HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/icanfeel-your-wings-2015-icanfeel-your-skin-2015-icanfeel-your-soul-2015-tripych-catherine-l-johnson-artist/

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/iwishiknew-2011-catherine-l-johnson-mindless-menace-of-violence-robert-f-kennedy-5-april-1968-humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition/

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/11/28/humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-mpls-herhymns-forgive-i-will-give-catherine-l-johnson-2012-thelonious-monk-dont-blame-me-1966-livedenmark/

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/11/20/pine-tree-hope-2005-catherine-l-johnson-serenitycourage-to-changeprayer-xenophobia-america-wasis-an-innovation-an-ongoing-experimentimprovisation-of-freedom-humanly-possible-the-empa/

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*https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-21-november-2015-16-january-2016-freshdriedbloodiamhuman-2013-catherine-l-johnson-the-humanity-port/

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-21-november-2015-16-january-2016-herhymns-be-brave-2013-catherine-l-johnson-singing-is-a-balm-to-the-distressed/

 

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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INSTINCT ART GALLERY

21 NOVEMBER 2015 – 16 JANUARY 2016

Tuesdays- Saturdays: 12 Noon – 5 pm
John Schuerman, Director/Curator
612-240-2317
http://www.instinctmpls.com/current/
https://www.facebook.com/instinctartmpls/
940 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS

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PRESS RELEASE: HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-21-november-2015-16-january-2016-press-release/

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ABOUT THE ARTIST: https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/about/

 

 

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VIVA_LA_FRANCE_15NOV2015_NORTHERN_WAREHOUSE_STPAULMN_VICKIEBURGETT

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LOWERTOWN ST. PAUL ARTISTS STAND WITH FRANCE!

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Liberté + égalité + fraternité!

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ON 14 NOVEMBER NIGHT, VICKIE BURGETT, LIGHTING DESIGNER AND FRIEND,
AND I MET ON WABASHA STREET.
I HAD JUST BEEN TO THE “INK SPOT”,
 A ONE OF A KIND PRINTING PLACE FOR ARTISTS/DESIGNERS,
I WAS PURSUING  THE IDEA TO ORGANIZE A “PRINTING”
-LOWERTOWN ARTISTS CREATING POSTERS FOR THE PUBLIC TO SIGN,
AFFIXED TO THE SHOP’S WINDOWS,
AS A TESTAMENT OF OUR SOLIDARITY WITH PARIS,
FOR FRANCE.

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VICKIE + I WERE IN DIALOGUE ABOUT THE NEED FOR OUR CITY,
THE CAPITOL CITY,
TO SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH FRANCE AFTER THE TERRORIST ATTACKS IN PARIS.
VICKIE AGREED.
SHE HAD JUST FINISHED COMPOSING THE LIGHTING AT THE AMSTERDAM FOR A CLASSICAL VIOLINIST.
 WE TALKED ABOUT HOW THE UPCOMING MULTI-MEDIA EXHIBIT
HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION” @ INSTINCT ART GALLERY
http://www.instinctmpls.com/upcoming/
WHERE SEVERAL OF MY WORKS CREATED FROM 2005 TO PRESENT WILL BE FEATURED,
HAS BECOME MORE RELEVANT AND HAS GREATER CURRENCY/IMPACT
IN CONTEXT OF THE HORROR OF PARIS THE NIGHT BEFORE:
EMPATHY-HUMANLY POSSIBLE.

 

 

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TONIGHT, I WALKED BACK TO MY LOFT,
AND, VICKIE  HAD CREATED A POIGNANT + POWERFUL LIGHT INSTALLATION
ON OUR BUILDING, THE NORTHERN WAREHOUSE, 308 PRINCE STREET, ST. PAUL.
SHOWN ABOVE.
THE COUER/COURAGE BRILLIANT COLORS OF FRANCE EMBLAZONED
ON OUR HARBOR OF CREATIVITY.

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I  IMMEDIATELY CALLED HER AND ASKED: YOU?!
SHE ANSWERED: YES!

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IT WAS UP FOR ONLY A FEW HOURS
– BEAUTY, LIKE TRAGEDY, CAN OCCUR IN MOMENTS -AND, ITS MARK IS FOREVER.

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THE ENERGY OF SOLIDARITY WAS MADE CLEAR!

 

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THANK YOU VICKIE!

VIVA LA FRANCE!

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HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION  @ INSTINCT
is relevant and its currency
has risen exponentially due to the horrific murders in Paris.
Fear/hate devours our humanity.
The killings triggered an ocean of solidarity, empathy, and calls for accountability
—but, also triggers the risk of an unreasoned backlash that will compound the tragedy
– suffered by Paris, Beirut and any human who is deemed not human and murdered.
Hate cannot defeat hate. 

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Photograph taken @ 9 pm with my Samsung 6 smartphone.

 

 

 

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HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

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HUMANITY SERIES : FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN_CATHERINE L.JOHNSON 2013; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN                                             Catherine L. Johnson 2012

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THE HUMANITY PORTFOLIO:

FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN

http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/humanity-portfolio-freshdriedbloodiamhuman-2o13

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My art is an experience.
The experience is an encounter.
The encounter is a revelation.
The revelation is an epiphany.
The epiphany is the sacred universality of our humanity.
Catherine L. Johnson / ARTIST

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FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN

will be shown in the

HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

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INSTINCT ART GALLERY

21 NOVEMBER 2015 – 16 JANUARY 2016
http://www.instinctmpls.com/upcoming/
https://www.facebook.com/instinctartmpls/
940 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS

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HERHYMNS#2_BEBRAVE_2013_CATHERINELJOHNSONHERHYMNS: BE BRAVE                                                               Catherine L. Johnson  2012

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Singing is a balm to the distressed…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lullaby
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/301680.php
http://www.ibtimes.com.au/moms-singing-voice-most-effective-calm-babies-baby-talk-causes-more-distress-study-1478953
http://www.voicechronicle.com/39978-29-rhythm-singing-appealing-to-babies-better-and-longer-than-speech/
http://www.latinoshealth.com/articles/11322/20151029/singing-calms-babies-toddlers-better-longer-talking-study.htm
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/101103/20151031/singing-is-more-effective-at-keeping-babies-calm-than-talking-study.htm
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151028054532.htm
http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2015/10/29/study-singing-better-way-to-calm-baby-than-talking/

 

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HERHYMNS: BE BRAVE   
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/herhymns-2-bebrave-2013

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As a child, in a body cast, I sang to the crying,
shrieking children at Shriners Hospital.
If we cried, we were given Demerol.
Amazing what humanity knows intuitively
especially the universality of children
– ancient souls.

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HERHYMNS: BE BRAVE will be shown in the
HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

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INSTINCT ART GALLERY

21 NOVEMBER 2015 – 16 JANUARY 2016
http://www.instinctmpls.com/upcoming/
https://www.facebook.com/instinctartmpls/
940 NICOLLET MALL, MINNEAPOLIS

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Nerves_of_the_left_upper_extremity.gif

Medial nerve: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Median_nerve
Ulnar nerve: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulnar_nerve

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26 October 2015

 Monday @12:45 pm

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Orthopedic surgeon:

the remarkable Dr. Clare McCarthy

and Claire Joubert, P. A.

https://www.tcomn.com/physicians/clare-mccarthy

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Sonics in the OR- my surgeons know my body needs music:

Charles Lloyd’s Voice in the Night

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJHWF7HhOoMQ2cpGOMUL7cw

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The surgeries are to restore the medial and ulnar nerves in my left  hand/arm.
My nerves’ conductivity is damaged from decades of wheelchairs, crutches, canes,
cross-country skiing and “stand biking”!
My left hand is numb.
The situation must be attended to because  the condition is progressive.
If not attended at this time, I will lose use of my left arm!
I will then have the option of applying for being the home plate of baseball teams.
“Run! Run! Please, don’t step on my face!” 🙂

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We decided to schedule the surgeries between the end of kayak season
and
beginning of cross-country ski season!
NO USE of my  post-op hand/arm for SIX weeks- THIS will be fascinating!
Nerve surgery is a beast-quite different from the joint/prosthetic procedures
in my repertoire of experiences!

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The 4 week recovery marker will be on 21 November,

the opening

of

HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

@ INSTINCT Art Gallery, 940 Nicollet Mall!

 

Thirteen of my original works created
between 2005 to present will be offered/featured.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsjFNQeAoBg

https://i0.wp.com/www.bahrenegash.com/files/images/image2013223095902.jpg

The spectrum of unconsciousness to consciousness from:
 DE NILE/denial to the true BLUE NILE RIVER- vital waters moving forward…

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Denial v. BLUE NILE RIVER

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Choices.
Guilt.
Control.
Controlled.
Fear.
Victim.
Cycles.
Roller coaster.
Habits.
Uncertainty.
Patterns.
Conscious choices.
One’s own choices that uphold their core values- no influence.
Telling the truth to one self.
Truth leading, following the truth.
Improvisational.
Upholding the unrepeatable gift of WHO you are.
Breathing JOY.
Courage.
Compassion.
Awake.
Amazing Grace.
R/EVOLUTION.
Heal/thy.

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“The story of our lives becomes our lives.”

CHOICES that HONOR + RESPECT y/our own BODY + SOUL

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THE BEST HEAL/THY LOVE: ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE:
CHET BAKER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQjEB6SDXug
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0zhZ3lxJYM
CHARLIE PARKER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTORd2Y_X6U
CURTIS STIGERS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qnm5e5K8w_s
KEITH JARRETT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4wUHpcYONE

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IWISHIKNEW_2011_CATHERINELJOHNSON_HUMANLY_POSSIBLE_EMPATHY_EXHIBITION_INSTINCT_2IWISHIKNEW                                                                          Catherine L. Johnson 2011

 

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IWISHIKNEW will be featured in HUMANLY POSSIBLE: THE EMPATHY EXHIBITION

 

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Please listen:
Nina Simone singing I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE FREE
Montreux 1976 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dlrXCYrNYI

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Please click for back story/genesis:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Wish_I_Knew_How_It_Would_Feel_to_Be_Free
Dr. Billy Taylor:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Taylor

 

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 BE/A/ U/TI/FULLY U!

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

Michele Needs a Kidney

How can someone help?

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON