Everyone in the room has
or will experience grief
at some point
Her tears did not fall
but a woman's mouth tells all.
Jan Richardson gave a reading from her forthcoming book, A Cure For Sorrow. Holden Village - October 2016
Pursuing the poetical, paradoxical, metaphorical, lyrical, artistical, majestical, and mystical.
During a kindergarten art session with crayons and a coloring book page and instructions from the teacher to carefully stay within the outline, a child decided with purpose to color beyond the outline. He figured that if he cut it out afterward along the outline he would have a piece filled in perfectly.
His teacher came by, looked down and saw what looked like a rebellious and deliberate mess. This child deliberately had flouted his instructions. The teacher held it up for the class to see and told the other students that Johnny was disobedient and had colored badly. Don't color your page this way, he said. The entire class laughed nervously.
Johnny kept silent, but knew in his heart that the teacher couldn't imagine what he knew the finished product could be. He knew he was right. He cut out his picture - pleased by how it turned out.