An Idea is Born

I was a visitor to the University of California Riverside Campus to read my poetry as part of a national movement called, “Writers Resist Reading.” I had to park across campus to find a numbered spot. The walk to the event was beautiful between rain storms.


This reading of fiction, historical documents, and poetry was dynamic and sad. Many stories by many cultures and all ages. A few days later and I am still holding what was shared. I was surprised at how choked up I became as I read my poetry about Manzanar.


I tried to retrace my steps back to my car as it was getting dark. At some point, I realized I was lost. I saw a young woman doing yoga in front of a building. I asked her for help to get back to parking lot 6. I was not where I needed to be! She had extra time before class and said she would show me a short cut to my car. We had a great conversation about how to find your passion/destiny. This was a special time and I found my car.

Later I felt like I had met someone magical. I am curating an art exhibit in fall 2017 about this sort of thing. I researched the character she reminded me of, I ordered a book, and some fabric to create a folktale. It will be a while, but art and a story came from getting lost and listening.


~ by fiberverse on January 13, 2017.

2 Responses to “An Idea is Born”

  1. “art and story came from getting lost and listening” YES!

  2. Thank you!

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