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here is the challenge - a struggle to envision compassion

 Seeking refuge series is in process....what's the hold up?          charcoal on paper          bethvendryes williams

Seeking refuge series is in process....what's the hold up?          charcoal on paper          bethvendryes williams


Did you ever find that when you focus on something, the universe seems to align in a type of synchronicity to help you expand your experience?  It seems, that when I knock, another door opens!

Let me present the scenario. 


I was standing in my studio, reflecting upon my first charcoal drawing. I cannot bring myself to put even one mark on the other two blank papers! Typical creative block! I know I must move forward with faith in my original theme, seeking refuge.
So I toned the paper with charcoal while mulling over the quandary of visually expressing compassion. 
 

Then a good friend invited me and my husband to a film at the Arts cinema near us.  It was a moment of synchronicity!  The title, you ask?

 “Undocumented.” 

Based on his book. Harold Fernandez, MD, now one of the top cardiac surgeons in the NYC metropolitan area, tells his true story. It is compelling, frightening and heartfelt. He tells of his journey from Colombia to being undocumented in the United States.

For a deep understanding of the refugee experience that is not based on dualism, it is a powerful reminder that each unique human being deserves to be treated with dignity. See it. If not available in your area, contact Patricia Shih .

Each time you reach out your hand in compassion, you are sharing the power of love.
beth vendryes williams