How does the new year find you? Many new beginnings arriving, fumbling the transitions, though remaining ever-hopeful and exercising self-compassion. The celebration of the arrival of the new year is not the ending of seasons but rather a ritual of beginnings. Nothing ever ends; instead, the old energy takes on new forms. God's glory moves from unmarked box to unmarked box, says persian mystic Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi, as rainwater, down into flowerbed, as roses up from ground. So don't grieve for what appears to come to a close. As much as we are seeking, we are also arriving. And so, here, we've arrived.
I will dedicate the following entries to my writing lab with Gemini Ink - Engaging the Active Imagination: Writing as Activism. The laboratory differs from a typical workshop format: any achievements the participants may have are purely their own (as they very well should be). However, the lab does serve a purpose: engaging participants to explore the depth of their imagination, expand the breadth of their creative capacity, and discover self-expression through writing and class discussion.
I thank you all for continuing to follow these efforts. I will be posting the writing prompt with my entry for the current lab topic. I don't know what may come of these writings; the writing itself must continue, must move from the written page to who knows where? So be on the lookout in the coming weeks. Until then.