Somehow, this week, I can't get the images of a local artist out of my mind. Her name is Kristie Bretzke, and she has painted portraits of homeless men, women, and children, and donated the proceeds earned to charity. I also can't get the words of local poet Julia Dinsmore out of my mind:
My Name is Not "Those People"
My name is not "Those People."
I am a loving woman, a mother in pain, giving birth
to the future, where my babies have the same chance
to thrive as anyone.
I don't know why, but I keep seeing these faces, and I keep hearing these words.
What about you? What are you hearing and seeing today?
I have cinnamon apple muffins, fair trade coffee, and tea. Also, some bagels and cream cheese. What about you?