Tree of Faith
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For any of these creations, I could be beheaded in Saudi Arabia. Then crucified for the poem. This holy examination of self is not tolerated in some countries, or by certain factions of our own. This is what we are trying to guard against in a democracy, but its guarantee in our constitution is not, evidently, a given. It must be fought for over and over again. That open eye of the Madonna was never more called for in our country.
This poem and these retablos are dedicated to Ashraf Fayadh. Please click on the below link if you doubt the veracity of what I say above or if you want to see an example of why it is so important for us to continue to embrace diversity in thought , faith and culture:
The prompt word today was “mystical.”