“Our Lady Of these Roses...”
Artist: Alessia Ianetti .
Those unable to grieve,
or to speak of their love,
or to be grateful, those
who can't remember God
as the source of everything,
might be described as a vacant wind,
or a cold anvil, or a group
of frightened old people.
Say the Name. Moisten your tongue
with praise, and be the spring ground,
waking. Let your mouth be given
its gold-yellow stamen like the wild rose's.
As you fill with wisdom,
and your heart with love,
there's no more thirst.
There's only unselfed patience
waiting on the doorsill, a silence
which doesn't listen to advice
from people passing in the street.
Nammu was the primeval Sumerian mother goddess who gave birth to the gods and created humanity. Despite her extremely important role, much of her story is wrapped in mystery.
Artist: Keith Dillon .
You have drowned me.
I am awash in You.
Will I be a desert.
Spring Showers (from Year of the Goddess)
by Gabriel Rosenstock .
Original Language Irish & English
Táim im líbín Agat.
Ar maos Ionat.
Ní bhead im ghaineamhlach
Go deo arís.
solamente manos, solamente esperanza. ~Inspired by El Norte
Some might or have already experienced being kidnaped, robbed, mutilated, or raped in their journey to a better life. Through this painting, I wanted to illustrate pain considering that many will only know this feeling until they have finished their journey. However, there's beauty within their pain, the beauty of hope because hope is what keeps many going until the end, which is why I decided a butterfly to illustrate that. The hands are to acknowledge that many will still be hands, tools for work. However, their children wouldn't be since their parents risked it all for them to have a brighter future.