Experiments in wisdom

  • Writing starters: “my wise self knows…”
  • Make marks: how does it feel in your body when you find wisdom?
  • Make sounds: sound like wisdom.
  • Objects in space: choose five objects that speak to you will wisdom and arrange them.
  • Write or perform a dialogue between an owl and a redwood tree.
  • Move through it: be a bird with wisdom beneath your wings.

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My results:

[This is a painting I did several years ago (when I still could use my hands). The notion of yellow, surrounded by colors painted on to a web background so the colors blurred occurred over and over in my work. It seemed to symbolize my reaching for wisdom.