Lisa Dolby Chadwick: Letting in the Light
January 23, 2021– Chadwick talks about his struggle to keep his San Francisco gallery afloat during the pandemic. By emailing her list, she began pairing poems with paintings by her artists. “With the first one, I combined Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem” So Much Happiness “with a great painting by John DiPaolo. I did it five days a week. The responses came from all over the world, very personal from people I don’t know, Paris, Cape Town, Denmark, with messages like, “You have no idea how much I needed this today. My father died two days ago from Covid. “‘I am alone in Paris. The streets are empty. I look forward to this every day.’ (8 readings)
To take actionIs there a particular work of art that encourages your spirit in difficult times? Share it with friends and family today along with a reflection on what it means to you. For more inspiration read Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem “So Much Happiness” here. [more]
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