Anna Herrington's Blog – August 2010 Archive (4)

Life Songs (OS Archive - 2010)

When I was a child, after my father died and my mother was trying to figure out life as it would be from now on, I spent an inordinate amount of hours alone in my room, listening to music.

I had a large collection of albums, all presents from my much older siblings -- two brothers and a sister -- all older enough that I adored them unconditionally.  I was eleven, they weren't at home much anymore, and in my mind, whatever was being sung on those gifts to me was the wisdom I…

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Added by Anna Herrington on August 26, 2010 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Go Listen on the Mountain ~ This is America Too (OS Archive - 2010)

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                 Last week, I went looking for another place to Be.

 

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I needed a place of repose... a spot to think... away from all the Noise and Clutter.

The noise of life in a family. The clutter in my mind.…

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Added by Anna Herrington on August 25, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Two Thousand Mile Rickshaw Trek Across the Himalayas (OS Archive - 2010)

Who Says This Generation of Young Adults is Narcissistic?

As a teenager, as soon as I realized that I could get in my car and just keep driving, I did.

I didn't worry about being abducted, much less being abducted into the sex trade, I didn't know what that meant. 

I got in my car and drove. Often.

I started in Atlanta and I usually ended up north of Philadelphia at my brother's house. He and his wife had four small children then. My…

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Added by Anna Herrington on August 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A Not-So-Traditional Batch of Batiks (OS Archive - 2010)

Bonfire

We'd waxed, we'd dyed, and now for the Dance ~

We had started the bonfire out in the meadow fire-pit hours before, stoking and tending with sap-soaked fir branches, encouraging a thoroughly hot coal bed so that our next step could be pulled off.

We hoped.

Brave Sister and I were making our first batch of batiks and we didn't know what the hell we were doing. Normally a bonfire would not be a necessary step in this art form's process,…

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Added by Anna Herrington on August 6, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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