Sunday, September 30, 2012

Chaya


Survived my childhood and learned to love.
Created and sustained my own business for over 20 years.
Remembered and kept current my Mother’s spaghetti sauce.
Became mother to an amazing daughter when she was 10 years old.
Had the courage to leave my then current life for a life more suitable to who I want to be. 

Chaya, age 62

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sarah

I've given birth to a 9 lb baby boy.
I've slept in cars and painted murals.
I've chained myself to a tree to save a forest.
I have jumped in the mosh pit of love and been fully shaken. 
I can cook a great baked ziti and grandma's potato soup.

Sarah, age 32  

Jerri

I successfully hatched several "endangered" desert tortoises.
I rescued a bird, caught, tangled in a pond.
I drew a picture, as I watched water dripping down a shower door...the water-dripping image, looks like an elephant-woman.
I wrote, at 15 years, an automatic writing piece on "Astral Projection."
I complemented silversmith, Wolfe O'Meara, on his embroidered shirt he was wearing, while in Bisbee, AZ, and Wolfe took the shirt off and gave it to me.

Jerri, age 48  

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gabrielle

Smoked a blunt with half of Wu-Tang Clan.
Had a job that sucked my soul out of my nose.
Prolonged pleasure and taken pain.
Vocally blamed my parents for giving me a genetic chronic illness.
Made something that I think is wonderful.

Gabrielle, age 23

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Annette

Auditioned for the NYC ballet company's summer production of the Nutcracker.
Became a licensed RN.
Brought two beautiful beings into this world.
Unleashed the passionate artist inside of me.
Tasted the sweet sunshine upon my lips on a dark cloudy day.


Annette, age 39

Kathy

I stood on the top of the St. Louis Arch.
I gave birth to 3 beautiful sons.
I moved my family to Germany and back to Florida.
I watched a hurricane go by my front porch.
I watched my mother die.

Kathy, age 42

Monday, September 24, 2012

Rita

Met Patch Adams.
Taught a blind person to throw pottery on the wheel.
Moved a couch for the band "Guster".
Been in a viral video.
Helped make a painting that Justin Beiber purchased.

Rita, age 24

Thursday, September 20, 2012

MaryJo


I wondered at the babe in my arms.
I worked my hands in dirt and marble dust.
I watched the rain become a river.
I drank in the deep dark.
I never had a dull moment.

MaryJo, age 59

Friday, September 14, 2012

David


Became an Eagle Scout.
Graduated from college with Dyslexia.
Had a 14 wheel tracker trailer run over me while on bicycle at 39.
Adopted a dog that was run over by a car and lost a leg.
Wrote a novel about it all 'One Breath At a Time' on amazon.com

David, age 44

Thursday, September 13, 2012

RoByn


I found my true love.
I danced naked on the beach.
I faced the void.
I beat cancer.
I became unafraid to love.

RoByn, age 49

Constance


I had my portrait painted.
I applied unsuccessfully for a bra-modeling job.
I applied successfully for a messenger job.
I was the solo singer in a rock concert on a temporary stage at the NYC Port Authority bus terminal.
I took clown classes.

Constance, age 67

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Janice


Raised two fabulous daughters.
Loved too many men.
Felt trapped in Manhattan on September 11.
Gave as much as I could.
Wrote a prize winning poem.

Janice age 66

Monday, September 3, 2012

Ash


I have walked barefoot on burning hot coals at a seminar.
I spent a night out dancing with Jonah Hill and Ben Stiller in Atlanta.
I escaped from a Viper racing car that burst into flames after hitting 147mph.
I sat in on a live recording of the Adam Carolla podcast in Los Angeles.
I was featured on an NBC Reality Show called Escape Routes.

Ash, age 28

George


I have hiked to the bottom of the grand canyon and back up in the same day.
I was in downtown Chicago when Barack Obama won the presidential election in 2008.
I've watched over a thousand different bands produce tons of live music in many different genres! in so many different venues! ah, my ears.
I've lived with many different people from many different walks of life and have held many different kinds of jobs.
I have played interpretive guitar to a beautiful dancer's interpretive dance of someone conducting them with hand signals during a performance.

George, age 36

Sarah


I have hurt someone.
I have loved someone.
I have been afraid.
I have lied while telling the truth.
I have ran naked through a hurricane.

Sarah 

Adamandia


I went to the top of the Eiffel Tower at night and saw the sparkling lights of Paris.
Walked along a beach and found a dark red stone shaped like a heart as the waves touched the shore.
I have been collecting lost bicycle pedal reflectors for years.
I drew a picture of a fish and then embroidered it.
I counted 13 yellow cars, not one of them a taxi, in one morning.

Adamandia, age 47