Dec 2013: DECEMBER
Dec 2013: "The brightest of lights lies ahead. This, I promise you." - Amberlin Wu, 1972 - 2011
Nov 2013: NOVEMBER
Nov 2013: To be simple means to make a choice about what is important, and let go of all the rest. -John Daido Loori
Oct 2013: OCTOBER
Oct 2013: If one life shines, the life next to it will catch the light.
Sep 2013: SEPTEMBER
Sep 2013: I am in fierce pursuit of joy. I write. I paint. I play guitar... I photograph my chickens as each finds her way to bed at sunset. They make me laugh. They know how important it is to remember that life is not so serious.
Aug 2013: AUGUST
Aug 2013: When the world says, "give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." - Author unknown
Jul 2013: JULY
Jul 2013: ...and nobody knew about all of the magic she had inside.
Jun 2013: JUNE
Jun 2013: We are what we imagine ourselves to be. - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
May 2013: MAY
May 2013: In Ecuador by Amberlin Water spatter across my sun shined face racing past the craggy granite in the wild rainforest With heavenly wings I am a dandelion seed carrying precious wishes on wind a floating feather dancing in the spray of cold Ecuadorian clean Racer back tank camel back bag I stand to lean into the pedals "Let's go faster!" | A memory, my memory of before living under the shelter of down and linens Propped pillows and a laptop, It's soot-colored clouds today. The window pane says "Burr, it's cold." I guess I'll stay in maybe check the forecast. Published in vox poetica, 2011
Apr 2013: APRIL
Apr 2013: We are the rainwatchers, him and me. I see circles circling circles. The single file line on the rim of the roof Suspended like icicles Like transparent angels Like infinite promises Quiet and clear. He sees them better than I do. His eyes are softer than mine. He sees dancing and splashing fish Bringing glowing plankton from the bottom of the sea. The magic of the sun Falling to us to be lapped up And fill us of belief in the way things could be Or how wonderful they already are. | It is a festival, a gala, an extravaganza The falling of the rain for him for me for us the rainwatchers.
Mar 2013: MARCH
Mar 2013: I hope to remember a life brimming of art, animals and love. A connecting of people with hearts passionate about a common goal. The healing of me, the healing of all of us.
Feb 2013: FEBRUARY
Feb 2013: We do not know How STRONG we are until Being Strong is the Only Choice We Have.
Jan 2013: JANUARY
Jan 2013: "And all the windows of my heart I open to the day." - John Greenleaf Whittier
BC: "I am a silly and serious person, dancer, writer, therapist, activist, friend. I'm particularly good at listening when you are talking about serious things and laughing when you are talking about funny things, mixing colors and convincing carrots to grow. I'm particularly challenged by stopping when I'm supposed to, sleeping through the night and putting things away. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the Bad kind, and it has changed and made its best attempts to ruin my life. But one must keep soldiering on. So I do, paintbrush in hand." Amberlin Wu aka muddipuppy | Amberlin passed from this world on Oct. 4, 2011, of complications from her 16-year battle with CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also called myalgic encephalomyelitis) She dedicated much of her adult life to building a support community for others suffering with CFS & raising awareness and funds for CFS/ME research. | About the artist:
FC: 2013 | This is no ordinary life.