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FC: Corinne Whitaker | THE MIGHTY TORTOISE
1: The Mighty Tortoise | Corinne Whitaker
3: "and do not call the tortoise unworthy because she is not something else." Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass
4: I choose to believe that Jesus was an African American and Buddha was a Jew.
6: I choose to believe that Mohammed baptized his offspring and Solomon knelt before Mecca.
8: I choose to rejoice that robins warble to all skin colors and gardenias smell no less sweet in Iran than in Peru or Zimbabwe.
10: I choose to believe that lilac and willow thrive not only for Caucasians.
12: That tides swell for poor and rich alike.
14: That rain falls equally on all skins
16: And sunlight wakens children without enquiring about their religion.
18: I choose to believe that when I paint someone, somewhere, understands. Is it you?
20: That when I sculpt fireflies light up someone's skies and truth awakens someone's eyes.
22: I choose to have faith in the honeyed taste of laughter the purity of kindness the divinity of joy.
24: I celebrate a simple truth that you and I are equal stalks of wheat on earth's shores, equal strands of hair on earth's pores.
26: My testament is both Old and New.
28: My Koran answers your koan.
30: You and I, together, embrace the sanctity of the Mighty Tortoise.
33: Corinne Whitaker, aka the Digital Giraffe, brings 33 years of experience to her career in digital imaging and sculpture. She is the founder of the award-winning digital giraffe eZine (www.giraffe.com), now in its 20th year of web publication, and has exhibited her work worldwide in over 80 solo and 200 group shows. Whitaker has written extensively on the radically new iconography of vision made possible by the computer. She believes passionately in the capacity of human beings to better themselves through technology in spite of their obsession with hatred and violence. "The Mighty Tortoise" is her 7th book. Whitaker lives in her imagination and works out of her studio in Foster City, California, where she watches the geese and listens to the wisdom of the water.