Monday, July 30, 2012

Julie

Traveled across the country.
Touched a piece of the Titanic.
Captured LIFE.
Saved a LIFE.
Gave LIFE.


Julie, age 42 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cindy

Looked at Mt. Washington as my Conquest then became afraid of heights.
Began  referencing my age after 50 by using 1/2 & 3/4.
Delivered the message of kindness and generosity while raising 3 wonderful children.
Offered the world hope with the birth of each grandchild.
Opened an Art Studio.


Cindy, age 52

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Seth


Reinvented my life while living alone at age 19.
Wrote a screenplay that got into a festival at age 19.
Had a short film get into a film festival.
Became the youngest media designer in town.
Lived, and am still living, life by my own rules.

Seth, age 22

Chris

Dropped out of art school.
Became a drug addict/alcoholic.
Engaged in years of inflicting pain and misery on the ones who love me.
Eventually got sober.
Found purpose in living.


Chris, age 37

Antonio

I got my college degree in Fine Arts in 2010, fulfilling a childhood dream.
I went to Paris to learn from and soak up museum culture and visit French castles, all paid by my patrons.
I have site on facebook: antonio imaginarium, in English, without knowing how to speak or write English.
They say that I am a great artist, but I am completely unknown.
I spend all day every day painting.  Painting is my life.


Antonio, age 58


(Antonio's list was translated from Portuguese with an free online translation site so I'm hoping for the best here.) 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cynthia

I lost my Dad when I was 8 years old.
I lost the rest of my family at 17 when I told my mother her boyfriend had abused me.
I married my soul mate at 19 & had two beautiful babies.
I found Grace.
I forgave my mother.


Cynthia, age 47 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Therese

Gave birth to 4 great boys.
Broke the chain of abuse.
Disowned my parents.
Stayed in my marriage.
Learned to love myself.


Therese, age 53

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pam

I "survived" losing my only sister to murder and wonder how my parents did.
I raced cars in my 20's and 30's, and once when I was 5 months pregnant at age 34.
I asked for forgiveness for an unforgivable sin, and got it.
I went back to school at 42 and earned two degrees while working two jobs and raising two children.
I do good deeds in secret.


Pam, age 58  

Brooke


I spent summers in front of the Red Roof on Long Sands Beach.
By age 29 I had stepped foot on 6 continents.
My career spawned from my love of learning and children.
I painfully watched my mom fight ovarian cancer for 2.5 years.
I am so blessed and grateful to have an enormous loving family!


Brooke, age 31

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wanda

I raised a son as a single parent.
I learned how to downhill ski at 50.
I've hiked up 10,000 ft peaks and camped in the back country by myself.
I've seen cougars, bears (grizzly, black & cinnamon), wolves and elk in the wild.
I keep moving through life with joy -- painting and writing.


Wanda, age 60

Lisa

Escaped from a stuck high-rise elevator in another county, after being trapped alone in the dark for an hour. 
Gave a stranger $300 cash, because another stranger had once done the same for me.
Imagined the face of my twin sister's kidnapper. 

Crawled on top of a darted, anesthetized adult tiger in a stone cove, to draw blood from its jugular vein, and marveled over its beauty. 
Finally learned how to forgive. 


Lisa, age 50

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Judith

I kissed a girl and liked it very much.
I wrote my first song.  Then I wrote another.  And another.
I told a friend I loved her.  She didn't say it back.  Then I did it again.
I got stuck in a crevasse.  I made it out alive.
I laughed so hard I cried.


Judith, age 24

Paige

Ran a 5K
Got up most everyday with lots of energy, light, love, and enthusiasm, so much so it annoyed many and inspired more
Studied in Ghana Africa, where I grew up
Have been the dancing queen on innumerable occasions including with my former Nigerian lover on Ghanaian dance floors
Swam a lot in oceans, lakes, ponds, pools...


Paige, age 31  

Taryn

I worked as a nude model for a painter.
I moved to China.
I moved to Argentina.
I fell in love.
I learned how to cook, more or less.


Taryn, age 23