beauty

In Beauty, I Walk

Today is the memorial for my beloved friend, Mary. I was blessed to know her and love her my entire life. Her influence can be seen and felt throughout the living, sacred space that is this blog and the beauty held within. Thank you to my dear friend, Barb, who walked with Mary to the end of her life, and honors that life today with the memorial she created for her. As friends and family gather, I hold you in my heart, Barb.

Mary’s favorite author was Tony Hillerman. He transcribed the Navajo chant below, which will be read at the gathering today.

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The Night Chant

In beauty, happily I walk.
With beauty before me I walk.
With beauty behind me I walk.
With beauty below me I walk.
With beauty above me I walk.
With beauty all around me I walk.
It is finished again in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.

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Peace be with you, Mary. And to us all, for all is well in all of creation.

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Photo of Mary and Jack’s cactus flower by Barb Quijada

 

 

Beauty Break: 05.21.16

The incredible, Kehinde Wiley. Genius.

Three Blooms, photo by karlagerard on Flickr

Three Graces by Kehinde Wiley

Kente Cloth from Ghana

Kern Alexander Study I, 2011 By Kehinde Wiley.

Saved from colourloversdotcom Colorgraphics Art Print by Marcelo Romero

Kehinde Wiley - Contemporary Artist - Figurative & Rococo Painting - Urban Renaissance via standard.comdotuk

Saved from etsy Lime Green Psychedelica, photo by Annie Butterfly on Flickr

Kehinde Wiley

William Morris Geo4

Kehinde Wiley, After John Singer Sargent's The Countess of Rocksavage, 2009

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Three Blooms, photo by karlagerard on Flickr

Three Graces by Kehinde Wiley
Kente Cloth from Ghana
Kern Alexander Study I, 2011 By Kehinde Wiley

Saved from colourlovers.com
Colorgraphics Art Print by Marcelo Romero
Kehinde Wiley – Contemporary Artist – Figurative & Rococo Painting – Urban Renaissance via standard.com.uk
Saved from etsy

Lime Green Psychedelica, photo by Annie Butterfly on Flickr
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William Morris print
Kehinde Wiley, After John Singer Sargent’s The Countess of Rocksavage, 2009