About 5 years ago my brother-in-law passed away. And it was sad. And tragic. And heartbreaking. But it was also enlightening. And inspiring. And unbelievable. I know that sounds strange but let me tell you why. Shortly after my brother-in-law passed, my son, who was ten at the time, had to pick a number forContinue reading “The Signs Are Everywhere”
Imagine picking up the phone and making an appointment. Imagine talking to the other person and giving them a brief description of your life in order to assess your needs. Then imagine days later walking into that persons’ office. It is dimly lit with a small but comfy looking couch, unique Chinese prints on theContinue reading “The Healing Power of Talking and Listening”
Every time I visit India, I am reminded of the feelings, smells, and sounds which make up my perception of my parents’ childhood home: waking up to the sound of the street vendors shouting to sell vegetables and rushing out of bed to have piping hot chai with my grandparents; hearing the loud and bustlingContinue reading “Third Culture”
Harry Potter fans know who these are but for the rest of you…dementors are horrible, spectral magical creatures, hooded and robed, who feed on negative human emotions. According to the Harry Potter lexicon dementors drain ‘peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them,’ …they create a chill mist which permeates everything …They drainContinue reading “How to Defeat Your Dementors”
“Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.” George Eliot What would women do without our girlfriends? I have different girlfriend groups. My primary group is one that started when we had young children- my “mom friends”. We first met when our children wereContinue reading “Girl Friends”
I could say many things about the upcoming two person exhibition and my collaboration with Lois Bielefeld. I could load this post with art theory terms, postcolonial phrases, race and political commentary and technical jargon. But it will not explain what this work has meant to me over the last two years. I will simplyContinue reading “On Belonging”
When you take up a big task or a project which is going to take up your mental and physical time, you should be discreet about how you use your energy. Viveka means to be aware and take steps to wisely use the resources. But what are the resources and where are they located? TheyContinue reading “Aircraft or the body?”
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