Tag: Grief

Tuesday’s Thoughts: J Mase III’s Artful Response to Life

Tuesday’s Thoughts: J Mase III’s Artful Response to Life

Art, book review, spirit, spiritual growth, spiritual practice, spiritual practices, Spirituality
Responding artfully is a trauma informed care practice as it takes you out of your wordy brain and into other parts of your knowledge or knowing process. Often we privilege language over other ways of knowing. J Mase III, in his latest book, And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment & Inappropriate Jokes About Death, through the use of language, weaves together other responses such as emotion, imagination, and your felt senses. I know, it's hard to imagine how a book which is necessarily immersed in language can do that, but it does! And here is how: Mase shares his life authentically through prose and poetry. Poetry connects to imagination, one of the ways of knowing.Mase invites the reader to explore their own emotions. Emotion is a way of knowing
Tuesday’s Thoughts

Tuesday’s Thoughts

bible, Scripture
In Christianity, we have just traveled through epiphany. Epiphany is an "ah ha" moment but it is also specifically that time when Jesus is found by the magi in Christian scripture. We often travel through the whole story of the magi searching for Jesus, finding him, Jesus & family escaping to Egypt, then living there, Herod dying, and then Jesus & family returning home in five minutes. Yep. We go through about 5 years in 5 minutes. Rush rush rush. We do that very well. I decided to break up the readings so each major event occurred on a different day. Today is the day Herod orders all the children in Bethlehem killed. My thoughts, artwork, and haiku: searching for rest grace found in the wilderness enslaved no more 01-08-2019 Epiphany 3 Matthew 2:16-18 T...