Friday, June 17, 2011

Wall of Vancity Love by Tracey Falk

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011 

Wow! This brought tears to my eyes. We were going to go downtown yesterday to sign the wall but I just thought it might be too much for my little girl, so we went for a walk instead. I do want to go down soon and see it. What a fabulous art work of LOVE! Well done Vancouverites! Well done!
Today, in reaction to the disgusting scene last night in Vancouver, the real Vancouver has taken to the streets. Cleaning up the mess, giving out hugs, and, powerfully, filling every boarded up broken window downtown with words upon words upon words.

People, this is my Vancouver.

About Tracey Falk
I'm a teacher by education, a graphic designer by profession, a reader by obsession, a writer because it's a form of therapy/prayer and a photographer because, well, it can be a fascinating expression of everything around and about us. I live in Vancouver Canada where I'm surrounded by a company of artistic/truth-seeking/beauty-personifying friends who constantly inspire me with their courage. I love this beautiful city. I am trying to learn Stillness - I believe the truth of who we are is found in Quiet. I am also trying to learn Action - I believe knowledge and awareness can come swiftly through movement. These are not opposing beliefs, both dial down to focus and intention.


If I have a mandate at all it comes from one of my favourite American writers, Annie Dillard, who conveyed a truth in a way that I realized one day I could not ignore. She said:

“You were made and set here to give voice to this, your own astonishment”.
Current project: 365.2011 - Photo a Day for a Year

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