O Maestra!

O Lovely Miranda in Forest Park!
O 6 North Coffee habituée and conversationalist!
“The path does not exist. The path, you make by treading on it. By walking, you make the path.”

O Refuser of hiding your light under a bushel basket (its steady glow)!
O Exuberant Fountain of Sass and Surprise!
“…for if you’re young,whatever life you wear it will become you;and if you are glad whatever’s living will yourself become…”

O Street theater Lindell Boulevard convincing ass-kicker!
O Wondrous weepy reader superb of Gospel according to Mevinski!
“…There is not a moral indignation, but a moral revulsion, nearly physical, that impels me to move, to do, to deepen my reflection, to put my body out there on the line…”

O Astute interpreter of Augusto Boal!
O Resurrecter of Rachel!
“… I think it is a good idea for all of us to drop everything and devote our lives to making this stop. I don’t think it’s an extremist thing to do any more….”

O Resister of Israeli occupation forces, West Bank summer 2006!
O Embodier of the Beautiful Resistance (its radiant pushiness)!
“…Golden living dreams of visions mystic crystal revelation…”

O Empowerer of teens from far, far away (their unimaginable treks)!
O Unforgettable Photo Amreekanee you and Filasteenyah Fayrouz!
“…In the end, it is the reality of personal relationships that saves everything….”

I look back on five years and seven months
And like Dylan sang to Jesus: You changed my life
“…All losses are restor’d and sorrows end…”

Happy birthday! You are missed (already)!


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