0Here are scans of the original art to be freely shared by Canticle Farmers and friends
at the Canticle Farm Winter Solstice Evening of Sacred Song, Word & Art,
on Sunday, December 21st from 7:00 PM until 9:30 PM,
at Holy Names University Chapel, in Oakland.
A Nonviolent Milieu by Carrie Rehak
14.5″x 29.5″ painted on a reclaimed cupboard door
This extraordinary creature, the giraffe, with its large heart and long neck (providing a higher, longer view), symbolizes life-serving, or nonviolent, communication, based in connection, while the equally extraordinary jackal is associated with language from the head—the stories we tell ourselves that label, judge, blame, shame, and coerce. Rather than tune out or dismiss the jackal, we can consult the wisdom of this part of ourselves in order to hear and transform our otherwise unmet needs.
Original art by Nick Routledge of the Canticle Farm Catholic Worker home.
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