It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there
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Lisa Dolby Chadwick: Letting in the Light

Lisa Dolby Chadwick: Letting in the Light

Jan 23, 2021-- Chadwick talks about her struggle to keep her San Francisco gallery afloat in the pandemic. Emailing her list, she began pairing poems with paintings from her artists. "With that first one, I paired Naomi Shihab Nye's poem, "So Much Happiness" with a great John DiPaolo painting. I was doing it five days a week. Responses came back from all over the world, really personal ones from people I don't know -- Paris, Capetown, Denmark -- with messages like, 'You have no idea how much I needed this today. My father died two days ago from Covid.' 'I'm alone in Paris. The streets are empty. I look forward to this every day.'" (2561 reads)

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Take ActionIs there a particular work of art that buoys your spirit in challenging 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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