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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cultural restrictions


I was inspired by an article I read recently on women in Muslim cultures trying to break out of the restrictions put on them by their cultures. I have empathy and respect for them. And I give thanks for being free from any one man or church or country.

To those who have asked if Paco has more stories to tell me, he did, but he is slowly transcribing them. I hope to illustrate some for later posts. He said it was a very personal journey for him, and he does not want to be rushed, so I will respect that. In the meantime, he inspired some of the animals to write letters to the new President, and I have been asked to retype them and edit them, so I'll be busy doing that. Frankie is wondering if perhaps she is more suited to have the name Sasha, but I encouraged her that her current name is much more fitting for her unique personality.

5 comments:

Joanna said...

you have such an interesting blog, I really enjoy coming here. :-)

Claire said...

Thank you, Katherine, for transcribing the animals' stories and preparing them to be shared with us. I will also look forward to the letters, and perhaps suggest to my flock that they consider writing their own!?

Cathy said...

Oh how lovely! I think I see some Spoonflower fabrics-to-be there, too.

On Tuesday there was a wonderful NY Times article about our new First Family's diverse heritage:

http://tinyurl.com/awe8g8

blackfeatherfarm said...

Hi, just letting you know I tagged you on my blog. You don't have to play, but fun if you do ! It is only because I like you and your blog.

mansuetude said...

really appreciate the beauty of your painting and its inspiration. Very lovely emotion comes from it.

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