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Mira's Journal
Mira's Journal
August 24, 2019

Peggy asked to see photos - here are some

I went to see two exhibits yesterday, close to each other, in my downtown district. Both artists are friends of mine, kitchen table kind of friends, and I am very proud of loving them and their work.
When I hinted that if you asked I would show you some photos of the art on display, Peggy did ask.
So this one, California Peggy, is for you.

Lea Lackey Zachmann, my friend and neighbor

Trees and plants have been a subject of Lea Lackey-Zachmann's visual study for years. "Trees and Garden Beings" consists of drawings and sculptural paintings showing plants in her garden and nearby trees.It is hoped that the exhibit will present the plants and trees in such a way that the viewer will see them as the unique beings that they are as well as gain a new appreciation for them. 
“ I was in my yard and thought that the tree was as living being. We take trees for granted. We don’t believe they are as much alive as we are.” Ziggy Marley


The exhibit “Common ties that bind” by Owens Daniels
and here is he telling you about himself

August 23, 2019

It wasn't a Chihuly but a good outing anyway

A close friend is having an exhibit of art work, so I went to see it again to concentrate in quiet and take photos because the first time I was at the opening and could not pay attention.
Unless you ask, I won’t show the art, but here is what I saw in the stairway to the gallery
and of course I wondered, loving Chihuly’s work so much…

after the show I went outside and just stuck my camera into the weeds at the curb.

Then, living in this wonderful Southern town, I wound my way through an unfamiliar neighborhood, and without totally stopping the car grabbed the camera from the seat to my right to show you this gorgeous Painted Lady
August 11, 2019

Quoting Anne Frank from 1943 - and were she alive she would have to re-live it in America in 2019

"Terrible things are happening outside... poor helpless people are being dragged out of their homes. Families are torn apart; men, women and children are separated. Children come home from school to find that their parents have disappeared." - Anne Frank (Jan 13, 1943)

Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect

August 9, 2019

Don't call me crazy. Just allow me to make a parallel

Who remembers the massacre executed during the baptism of Michael Corleone’s god-child?

During his visit in El Paso, to help America heal and mourn the massacre of 22 people, which was intended to harm as many Mexican people as possible, the supposed mourner in chief, 45 notmypresident, arranged and executed the largest ever raid of Mexicans. In Mississippi.

Children, in school, had no place to come home to with their parents having been arrested and hauled off by ICE. No provisions were made for them and no thought given to their terror which will follow them for the rest of their lives.

All I could think of,
as I learned about this low life atrocity of an action taken to appease his base, cold and hard hearted, inflicted with deliberate cruelty, malice and forethought, under the banner of “ I really don’t care do you?”
is to remember this part of the huge American historic movie The Godfather.

I wonder if 45 secretly smirked and modeled it after that:
August 8, 2019

New Yorker Cover. Saddest and best.

Apologies if it has already been posted.

August 5, 2019

Yesterday. At the American Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem

The woman on the left, the blonde, is a friend, sista, of mine of many many years. She, and another sista, had come from Charlotte to spend the night with me and celebrate the Festival.
The photo shows us arriving at the Festival and she ran into someone with her same hair style, and they posed for me as they enjoyed meeting each other.
I'm glad I got the shot...

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