A year to touch the truths found in life,
Step with peace in our hearts,
Show up with the courage to expand our limits,
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Creative collaboratorKyle Stewart and I cocreated a participatory art installation: Utopias: Lost and Found (see time lapse on the left) and a storytelling booth: Make Your Mark, Share a Vision, Start a Revolution at the Visionaries & Revolutionaries Day organized by the brilliant Bobby Fishkin alongside the Dissident Futures Exhibit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Play in nature
Greet strangers with the warmth of old friends
Take digital sabbaticals
Share vulnerability to deepen trust
Show grace in moments of life as it is
Discover magic in the ordinary folds of daily living
Master craftsman of picture framing, Harry Kurata of Yoshida Framing (San Francisco) with whom I apprenticed several years ago delighted me with this frame for my calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh!
This winter, I brought a whisky, "Santa's Christmas Stocking" from Scotland to taste with friends. When I visited Harry, he brought out a Japanese whisky. It was the perfect heritage whisky tasting for this Hafu (half Japanese, half Scottish)
Make time for people not phones, Spend time with old friends
Embrace differences to claim the strengths of wholeness
Lead with love
Some of the most important and underappreciated ways of changing the world include tending to a crying child and making time to visit people who nurtured you when you were a crying child. t is our relationships that make us human. It is our relationships that make us human. I am inspired by the passion, joy, love, humanness and grace that my colleagues and friends share with life.