[Oxford63] Artist Statement for Global Warning and new w/c from the island

Deb Edson edson4550 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 10:18:59 MDT 2019

How beautiful, Kate … and Jane and Claudia and Nanny-Co.
When we have peace in our hearts, we are slowed down …
When we are slowed down, we are kinder to the planet, people and, most
importantly, ourselves.

In my water aerobics class, two thirds of the way through our exercises, we
have a "moment of mindfulness".
Suspended in the water, we close our eyes and quiet our minds. Yesterday
during our moment of mindfulness,
I thought about divine love, and wrapped the globe and all her people's in
As I was walking out of the Y after class, a dear 85 year old friend, who
is also in the class, told me what she
recites to herself during our moment of mindfulness. I found it to be
lovely, and asked her to send it to me.
I have attached it below.

With love …
Debbie E

On Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 9:02 PM Katherine Chappell via oxford63 <
oxford63 at mailman.cyber-community.com> wrote:

> Monhegan Stones [image: image1.jpeg]
> [image: image2.jpeg]
> “Global Warning”
> Mixed media, 28” x33”
> Kate Cheney Chappell 2019
> “...we would all be together in a sudden strangeness.”
> —*Pablo Neruda*
> The violence we do to ourselves and the planet, the fraying of earth’s
> sustaining matrix- the very fabric of life torn beyond repair: these were
> in my mind when I made “Global Warning.” The poet Pablo Neruda imagines a
> moment when everyone stops speaking, rushing, preparing “wars with gas,
> wars with fire,” a suspended moment when “fishermen in the cold sea/ would
> not harm whales”, when warriors “would put on clean clothes/ and walk about
> with their brothers...”*
> May we find the ‘sudden strangeness’ of peace in our hearts, may we
> restore our relations with the earth and her creatures, may we ‘walk about’
> with our brothers and sisters.
> —*Kate Cheney Chappell*
> *
> *The Estate of Pablo Neruda, “Keeping Quiet,” from *Extravagaria, *translated
> by Alistair Reed, Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, 1974.
> Kate Cheney Chappell
> P.O. Box 920
> Kennebunk, ME, 04043
> www.katechappellartspace.com
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Life is a flow of love;
your participation is requested.
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