Saturday, September 24, 2016

A real live show!

My friend Karen Johnson and I are putting together a textile art show.
October 18 to November 13, at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver,
at 49th Ave and Oak St, Vancouver.

The Artists' Reception is Sunday, Oct 23, 3 to 5 pm. I hope you can come!

Soul Journey Artist Statement

For much of my life I have heard a call to adventure, an invitation to try new things, a need to move beyond my comfort zone. When I was younger it was whitewater canoeing, with some physical risk, and much canoe camping and guiding wilderness trips in French. I have been led into the Unitarian ministry by this call and have consequently moved from coast to coast and abroad to work with a variety of congregations. Three years ago, after retiring from the ministry, I was called to participate in the Yukon River Quest, a 715 kilometer ultra-marathon canoe race, as part of a eight person voyageur canoe team. I have subsequently organized similar teams for that race for the following two years.

I realize now that this quest is a spiritual journey, a quest for spiritual completion. This journey takes me through fear, through the trials and tribulations of a difficult challenge, and leads to me that ephemeral focus of mind that is at least part of the spiritual experience of finding and knowing what some people know as god, or completion.

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