Saturday, November 12, 2016

"Love (and compassion) are the only engines for survival." ~ Leonard Cohen

Detail of “Peace and Struggle” Mural 
by Anas "Andy" Shallal 
Busboys & Poets, Washington DC

This mural takes the viewer on a journey through the civil rights movement. Some of the faces and events you see on the wall represent the struggles and triumphs of that period. The word “PEACE” at the center of the mural held by women suffragists and peace activists from the Women’s Peace Party provides a focal point for the room. At the top of the mural are the words of Langston Hughes’s poem, “Let America Be America Again.” This poem represents the hopes and aspirations of a true democracy.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Revisiting "Metta" on Friday, November 9, 2016


Detail of "Metta" 
© Mary Becker Weiss

Metta evokes within a warm-hearted feeling of fellowship, sympathy and love which grows boundless with practice and overcomes all social, religious, racial, political and economic barriers. Metta is a universal, unselfish, all embracing love.