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ABOVE IT ALL

Above It All
Evolution can occur in a single lifetime, like learning a ritual. What’s important is to dance without spilling, learn to keep your head and wits about you. In school we memorize those illustrations of man through time: monkey to Homo sapiens; daughter to mother; dreaded chore to responsibility; schoolgirl to matron; childish game to purpose in life. See how poised we are through time, ladylike, proud, playful. Isn’t it grand to be Above It All, to be able to go both directions?
From Cuba: An Adventure in Image and Word, paintings by Peggy McGivern and verse by Peter Stravlo, Opening Reception Friday, May 16 5-8pm, Abend Gallery, Denver. I’ll be reading at the reception.