Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Kelli

I can love unconditionally as long as I retire superiority.
I found my highest high one summer in Nigeria.
I believe in supporting my fellow artists.
My ideas grow much faster than my rate of motivation.
I'm pretty sure I caught the tooth fairy putting $1 under my pillow when I was younger.

Kelli, age 31

Monday, October 29, 2012

James

I left my hometown on a whim, with a little over $300 cash and a car with a failing transmission.
I played hacky-sack outside "the" Quick Stop with total strangers.
I've danced at festival until the sun came up.  Then I danced some more.
I've written over a hundred poems, and participated in open mics.
I've been left breathless with gratitude at the beauty of the universe.

James, age 23 

Connie

Fell in love at first sight, have been married to him for 35 years.
Swam with giant sea turtles in Hawaii.
Watched both parents die of cancer in the same year.
Raised two little girls into competent women.
Became and artist Jack of all Trades from illustrating for children, to painting giant religious icons to being a sketch artist for Federal court.

Connie, age 56

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Adrienne


Ran away from home with a singer in a band.
Survived the suicide of my lover.
Became a mother.
Taught myself to play the piano.
Let go of all my jealousy.

Adrienne, age 33  

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ashley


I ran away at age 11.
I spent 5 years in hospitals for cutting myself.
I slept in Golden Gate park for two months.
I got married and had two kids.
I survived just to fail again.

Ashley, age 23

Libby

Swam to San Francisco from Alcatraz.
Taught East Oakland students how to write essays for college.
Birthed two boy humans.
Ate pomegranates.
Went crazy.

Libby, age 41

Monday, October 8, 2012

Kayla


Married my soul mate.
Was lifted 3 feet off the ground by a giraffe at a petting zoo by the hair on my head.
Rescued a baby opossum from the road after witnessing its mom being hit by a car.
Was featured in the local newspaper for being the winner of a trashcan painting contest, but the newspaper spelled my name wrong.
Started my own successful business at the age of 21.

Kayla, age 23

Monday, October 1, 2012

Robyn

Held free raffles, and called every single person to tell them if they won or if they lost.
Lived without electricity, plumbing, and refrigeration for months in the jungle.
Said yes to marriage after a week. (and still am)
Planted my child's placenta in a vortex.
Sent my toenails overseas.

Robyn 30