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This week's theme is folklore of families and personal traditions. Start sharing at: FolkloreThursday or on Twitter with the #FolkloreThursday
"In my extended family, Ma Yai (Grandmother) lived to 101 Years of age. She had a special way to say goodbye which was different from the bow we gave upon greeting. She would place her nose against our forehead and sniff. She only did this with family,"
In our big beautiful family, reunions are always about laughter, food, fun, conversations about food, storytelling, cooking and eating more food.
Dr. Fred Foote, CPT, MC, USN (Ret.), [see WORKSHOPS at Poemythology.com] is a Fellow and Scholar for the Institute for Integrative Health (TIIH). As the Green Road Project Manager, Dr. Foote works tirelessly to bring a holistic healing approach to wounded warriors.
When it comes to healing, we look to what ancient civilizations teach us and how to build upon established myths, legends and lore. Art is healing. Epidarus was a celebrated sanctuary of healing in ancient Greece. That we bring sanctuary to those impacted by war is a benefit to all communities.
"Ours [the Green Road Project] is the largest wild nature garden in the United States. And the reason is that war is a wild thing and its damage is a wild thing...so we thought it needed to be healed by something wild."
Atheism: A lack of belief in deities.
It’s poetry, my friend For I believe in words
I trust in science
of rotting in Hell
jails which prison my
Honest beliefs in myself
trust in life everlasting
Blasting explosions and
A world of do-overs
Beyond this existence
pestilence or virus
over and over and over again
My friend, we are the vessels
Poem by Margaret Viboolsittiseri, 2020
"Science Needs Better Marketing. Many people who love their high-tech smartphones, refused to trust scientists when it came to Covid."
"Help make this 250-page, full-color book featuring visual poetry from 36 women in 21 countries a reality!"
"In November, I was joined by so many talented Women in Folk Horror. You don't want to miss the #RuralGothicPoets."
When we think of death by suicide in folklore and art, it brings out very specific imagery. Some of it older (like the 1721 Love Suicides Play) and some of it newer (like the Semicolon Movement).
If you know a someone struggling, please mention art and writing workshops. Mention art that shows how to bring folklore lessons into teaching opportunities.
"Reflect on the work of cultures which use totems, folklore, symbols and art to help process trauma. Ceate endings where our brave fighters work to beat their biggest foe."
Have you heard all the reasons passersby spit on The Midlothian Heart of Edinburgh (photographed above)? If you don't know the story, please click the ATLAS OBSCURA link below.
Lots of interesting dark history surrounds Scotland. It's home to Fringe Festival where Vibo's folk horror artwork and glitch films received an audience (See EXPERIMENTS tab).
"For another #SuperstitiousSaturday, look forward to details about Mary King's Close."
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