Thursday, June 30, 2016

Istanbul, Istanbul

When I was 16, I went to Athens, Greece and from there, by boat and bus, to Istanbul. The bazaar was overwhelming.  But, really, it was Hagia Sophia: mosaics, arches, windows, light, shadow, years and years of all kinds of worship and beauty and... and yet people are dying in Turkey. Think of this building, of all the art and work and effort and communities it represents. Keep the memories, look for the light, find the archway that opens for you.

Monday, June 13, 2016

I have no words, Orlando.

This is the Tapigami flag created for San Francisco's PRIDE, draped over the balcony at City Hall. The artists create their work from masking tape. Their motto is "touch the art."