Liberation

I’ll offer this image first, taken this weekend near where I live. I was driving. The morning light captured me. I pulled over and used my phone. There is something that I love about the layers in this picture. Distant sky. Distant mountain peek skimmed with snow. Closer mountain with autumn color. Foreground of tree with summer leaves. The layers are alluring to me. The meeting of seasons. And, freeing, I suppose. To witness and be part of scales that exist simultaneously.

And second, I’ll offer and thank Steve Ryman for sharing the quote below from Australian Indigenous activist and artist, Lilla Watson. Steve is a pal, whom I’ve known now for 15 ish years. I admire his thoughtfulness and quiet ways.

If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.
Lilla Watson

I love the clarity and invitation from Lilla Watson. Because it points to the clarity that liberation is a journey meant to be encountered together and in relation with one another. It is “with.” Not “over.”

For inspiration, whether found in clarity of word, or image.

2 Replies to “Liberation”

  1. This touched me deeply this day….in this time between, at so many scales. Holding space, seeing with varied lenses, up front and close, into the vast expanse of the universe. All present.

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