Nostalgie Journal 10-2017

This journal started in Diwali, and continued to just after the New Year.
I anticipated that it would be about light and ritual and women…
There was instead a good deal of unanticipated loss.
I withheld many pages from this public forum
(though I have no problem with friends flipping through my journals)
because I documented the struggle of personal losses and deaths.

My antidote, however, is to paint cheerful things.
That is the story my journal reveals.
Colorful items, beloved memories — a visual gratitude defying the
sadness and craziness of our country and the horror of the stories.
If I didn’t practice gratitude I do not know how I’d make it.

I didn’t write about ritual, I created ritual.
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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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6 Responses to Nostalgie Journal 10-2017

  1. susanissima says:

    A rich body of work, Kate. Love Mitchell dipping his finger in morning coffee, especially.

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  2. CC Peyton says:

    Sorry for the losses, but the journal looks bright and beautiful! ♥

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  3. Sorry to hear about your losses, but cheered that you’ve found a way to cope, and to create beautiful art along the way!

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