Monday, October 17, 2011

Pride and Prejudice

6X6 Oil on Canvas Panel $115
Includes shipping and insurance in US
While in Haiti, one of the team members recorded a short video of each of us stating what the trip has meant to us. It took a lot of effort for me to say what was in my heart, and I'm afraid I choked up halfway through it. The basics of my statement is as follows:
I grew up in the south during a time where people of color were considered inferior. In my heart I thought this was wrong, and when I grew up, I KNEW it to be wrong. But I never did anything about it. I still laughed at racial jokes (where WAS my heart????!) This trip has given me a chance to make up for that. I am still a long, long way from atonement.
The women of Haiti are the strongest, most perfect people I have ever seen. Their life is far from easy, yet they live it with a determination and poise that is enviable. And we ALL fell in love with their children...I will paint them next.
For you horse and cowboy lovers - I have a slew of images planned - I just gotta get these Haiti images outta my head first.... :-)...please be patient.
Psalm 119:104
I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
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1 comment:

Margaret said...

I cant wait to see more of this daily life. Nicely done!