Tis the season to join hands in circle,
to come together in peace,
to drum and dance and sing and pray.
To laugh and love and celebrate
all we have to be grateful for
instead of lamenting all we’ve lost.
It’s time for us to pull together
in our creative tribal communities
and invent new ways to survive and thrive.
No sense tryin’ to autopsy the corpse of what used to be,
or what we’d like it to be,
or what it could have been.
No sense tryin’ to figure it all out…
It’s time for us wild wimmin to get at the serious work of re-dreaming the world!
I’m excited about the new swell of energy and focus I am feeling in our tribe…
the re-inspired determination to stand up for justice and kindness and truth…
our mutual agreement NOT to bring anymore talk of politics
or the hateful ones
into our sacred Cottage space.
I know it’s scary but…
We recognize that we are sensitive, fragile beings
and that this election cycle has wounded many of us deeply.
But we are not alone.
When we come together at The Creative Cottage
we help each other over the rough patches
and begin the work of healing together.
We make art while we gather because
and many before us have used their art to save their lives!
At The Creative Cottage
we have vowed to shift our work to deeper places,
to make art that matters,
to find new ways to stand up,
to speak out,
and to make a positive difference.
We aren’t opting out.
We’re not going away.
We’re not giving up…
we know that
We took a few weeks to let it all sink in,
to be afraid of what our future might be but…
and we have decided to use our creative spirits to
to reclaim our power,
refocus our resolve,
and rebuild hope
in whatever ways we can,
with renewed determination,
hands & hearts joined.
I am proud of you for stepping up,
for not losing hope,
for being the brave wild fierce gentle creative wimmin you are!
So here’s to moving forward,
arm in arm,
hand in hand,
heart to heart.
Come join the Creative Cottage tribe of warrior renegades in re-dreaming the world!
We have work to do and joy to share!
My Love Is With You,
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