Monthly Archives: December 2019

 

The Sustaining Dignity of the Modest.     Photo by Alice Walker 2019

 

FIVE PRINCIPLES FOR GETTING THROUGH THE TRUMP YEARS 

An offering to:

THE PEACE BALL, THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSEUM, WASHINGTON, D.C.

JANUARY 19, 2017

Copyright 2017 by Alice Walker

 

1.  Turn up the KINDNESS volume to everyone you know; and some you don’t know.

Kindness … Continue reading

Reprint: We Were Made For These Times, Clarissa Pinkola Estes

 

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, one of the greatest teachers our planet has offered. Thank you, Sister. ~AW

 

My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our… Continue reading

El artista verdadero nos habla a lo largo del tiempo 

Alice with her dog, Mbele, SF,  the 90s on couch covered with quilts, art on wall

Photo by: Roland L. Freeman, in 1997

 

The True  Artist Speaks To Us Through Time (Alice with her dog, Mbele, SF,  the 90s)

Excerpts from this essay appeared recently in The Wall Street Journal.

© 2019 by Alice Walker

The place where I was born is as beautiful today as it… Continue reading

Alice and Lynd Staughton standing next to one another

CANDLES AT CHRISTMASTIME

©2019 by Staughton and Alice Lynd

 

Measured by numbers
We have lived 89 and 90 years.
Strangers ask us,
“How long have you two
Been married?”  And we answer,
“68 years.”
 
Gardeners have their own way
To sum things up.
Watching, touching, sniffing
They can tell
A sturdy plant with deep roots
And lovely leaves.
 
Each of… Continue reading

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