Rays of Consciousness

Insight into who I am? Hmm, one of my dearest friends said, "You need to get your t.v. watchin, greenery smokin, feline lovin, tree-huggin, no meat eatin, Goddess-adoring butt out of that bed and get to school! You hear me?!?" Of course I mumble and grumble in protest, mornings aren't my bag.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

What's new?

There's a new organization just starting up. The idea came originally from Austin, Texas to establish educational theatre in which children performed in American Sign Language (ASL) thereby educating and exposing the hearing community to be invited where both cultures can learn from each other. They actually had the goal for those on Board to be consisted of half hearing and half Deaf members serving and operating the organization. Mission accomplished in Austin, now spreading, next stop? Denver! Home sweet home.

I believe we have most of the positions filled and/or they're really filling up fast. There's been quite a bit of interest expressed in it from the community, the parents of deaf children, CODAs, deaf and hard of hearing kids, etc. I looked at the website a few times, even became interested in one position after reading its responsibilities, Volunteer Coordinator. Which would basically be in charge of contacting newspapers, putting together flyers, recruiting and managing volunteer teams, grants and fund-raiser writing and helping to manage Board meetings. I submitted an application, put my best foot forward, listed the experiences I've had with volunteering, grant-writing for RMDS and working with deaf, hard of hearing, and CODA children.

What do you know? I get the call back for an interview and they were strict about enforcing that to occur it as soon as possible saying they had received a number of applicants for Volunteer Coordinator. I did the interview. I get an email later saying how impressed they were with my application and interview and that they'd selected me as the best candidate for the position, would I accept?

Whoo hoo! You bet I accepted! WOW! I am looking forward to this amazing opportunity to get this organization rolling off the ground and help it to be successful! For all you Coloradoans reading this, if the organization sounds like something you'd like to volunteer for and have fun with, contact me! I'll be setting up an email account for correspondance to occur among interested volunteers! It'll be posted sooner or later when we've worked with the webmaster for a bit. We'll have to get together and see what play we're going to launch then get into flyers to hold auditions.

Here's a URL for the DeafACT operating in Austin, Texas: www.DeafACT.org

What really drew me in about this emerging organization? The fact that they mentioned they'd like to bridge the hearing and Deaf worlds together and build community.

I think the world has a little too much separatism in it and we're desperately in need of a little more unity. If we can teach each other about accepting differences and honoring each other just as we are, then perhaps that could extend that outside beyond the borders of our country.

Idealist concept maybe, but I take idealism to be potential awakenings that have yet to be stirred and unraveled. Certainly, doesn't mean it isn't possible.

Hope you are all in good spirits!


Monday, September 11, 2006

Grrls just wanna have fun!

Cramped quarters, ya think? ;)


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Letting Go

Fall came early for me this year
Her soulful amber eyes reflected in the mirror
She crept fast behind me bringing whirlwinds of change
Swept me so far out of range

She whispered she heard my heart's desire
It had stumbled a long journey, weary and tired
The endless possibilities that opened and shut
I lifted my glass to the Fates as they cut

How startled I am to see a wake of doors shut
To say goodbye to an old best friend
To say goodbye to another, I once ached to fit
An odd puzzle piece willing to bend
To say goodbye,Cali-Boi,the tide had threatened to engulf us in
And releasing Darlin' how hard it is
The lingering, flickering flames
That hauntingly echoed her name
Seemed to shadow, seemed to follow

The boat prepares to venture and sail
What disappeared were the handrails
To the cloaked crone, I kneeled and hailed

The last full moon of Summer I glimpsed
My single days, squeezed and rinsed
How could I pay homage for the ultimate gift?
The Crone approached, and lifted my chin
Kissed me with her crimson lips
Imparting all her wisdom and tips
The chalice of love, to carefully sip

The chalice of love I carefully sip.