Digital composites · War

Summoning the Ancient Goddess of War

A day during the war in Ukraine.  An older woman angrily confronts a Russian soldier. She forces a package of sunflower seeds on him and issues a curse: “Take these seeds and put them in your pocket, so at least sunflowers [Ukrainian national flower] will grow when you all lie down here.” I have read… Continue reading Summoning the Ancient Goddess of War

Contemplation · Vintage images · War

Compassion: Angels in the Great War

I’ve been asked to post more from the series Angels in the Great War.  Here’s a start. As we approach Thanksgiving, I would like to publicly acknowledge the gifts of compassion I’ve received throughout my life.  I have been blessed by the kindness of family, friends, colleagues and strangers. Here is Sharon Saltzberg’s description of compassion:… Continue reading Compassion: Angels in the Great War