An Act of Survival

“I have come to believe
That caring for myself
Is not self-indulgent
Caring for myself
Is an act of survival.” Audre Lorde

"Window To The Past" Roxanne Swentzell Santa Clara-Tewa, Heard Museum -Bronze 1999- Photo: JoHanna Massey May 2016

Cognitive Restructuring, Surrender, Retreat, Rest and Relaxation. Time Out, Closed, Psychic Battery Recharge, Treatment, Havana Health Spa, Stay-cation, meditation, or chakra realignment…Time to get quiet is upon me for quite a few days running. The townhouse got  a good spring scrubbing, and seasonal go over of the maintenance  completed. A family birthday celebrated,


   Stack of books bedside


Hikes, naps, and large quantities of hot spearmint scented bath water.

Temporary severing contact with Chris Matthews, Dianne Rehm, Gwen and Judy. Thinking I may avoid them until after the November Election Cycle.  Binge watching The Last Detective in that hour gaps, Dangerous Davies and Mod Lewis my news hours best friends. Sunday New York Times lingered over for several days.


Peace to each and every one.

PLaying with the Pic Monkey at Sunset


Out Of The Earth

“Tse-ping”  -Roxanne Swentzell
Sanata Clara Tewa, 1991

“We are all centered around the Earth
We all come from the Earth.
We are all eating out of the Earth.
Because of that,
We all become one family.”
Roxanne Swentzell

Heard Museum Roxanne Swentzell Sanata Clara Tewa, "Tse-ping" 1991 Heard Museum 2016

With Earth Day showing up right on schedule, I thought I would use the words and  photo of Roxanne Swentzell’s sculptures ” Tse-Ping” for this week’s WordPress Photo Theme: Dinnertime

These are two of a zillion photos I took with the Nikon CoolPix L830 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix Arizona this week.

A day at the Heard with the many Indigenous Cultures displays is every bit as good as a day in the Wilderness to remind me of just how silly, but dangerous,  humans are in this belief we own and control our beautiful planet Earth. What do I believe? I believe that as a species, we are perfectly capable of making this perfectly gorgeous and life sustaining planet uninhabitable for our particular species. I also believe we are perfectly capable of embracing our Mother Earth with love and respect and creating a planet that is the model of habitability of all inhabitable planets. Species in all of space will long to immigrate to Planet Earth. I could certainly do better with my impact on this planet, this space. Reducing Food Waste is on my action plan for the week.

Every day is Earth Day! Let’s join together with Michelle at WordPress,  for our shared Earthly Dinnertime feast. An excellent peace filled week to everyone.

Today’s Music: Wayra- Voices On The Wind