Thursday, July 19, 2012


recently, i have been part of a collaborative art experience where each participant creates one blade for what will eventually become one complete fan.  this first blade was my contribution to that effort. 
i found the experience so enjoyable, however, that i went on to create two more, just for fun.
seems as though i have been bitten by the fan blade bug - and happily so!
i'm not sure what the finished project will look like, but i am certain  it will be FAN-TAS-TIC!

Monday, July 9, 2012

befriending the rose

how can i befriend the rose?
she  does not lack 
 for admirers, yet
how many eager suitors
would pluck her
tightly bound
in hopes 
that she will bloom
in captivity.
but i,
i would let her be -
just as she is,
to flourish and thrive
on the vine -
in sunlight and rain,
darkness and moonbeam,
thorns and all.

-stacy wills (7/8/2012)

Monday, July 2, 2012

silence on fire

o be still, while
you are still alive,
and all things live around you

speaking (i do not hear)
to your own being,
speaking by the unknown
that is in you and in themselves.

i will try, like them
to be my own silence:
and this is difficult.  the whole
world is secretly on fire.  the stones
burn, even the stones they burn me.
how can a man be still or
listen to all things burning?
how can he dare to sit with them
when all their silence is on fire?

-thomas merton (1915 - 1968), 
from his poem, in silence