Annalisa Barelli

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And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see: or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.  Alice Walker 

Autumn Day

Autumn. A most favorite season when the colors are vivid, the fruit is sweet, the air is crisp. Included below is an excerpt by my favorite poet, Rilke. Like a fine wine paired with a delicious meal, his words compliment the seasons of life.       Herbsttag Herr: es ist Zeit. Der Sommer war sehr …

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RESILIENCE

re·sil·ience // rəˈzilyəns/ noun 1. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. 2. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.       This summer I created a piece of wearable art for Local 20/20 whose mission is “Working together toward local sustainability and resilience – integrating ecology, economy and community …

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Ditch the Fear.

“CREATIVITY is a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed. The created item may be intangible (such as an idea, a scientific theory, a musical composition or a joke) or a physical object (such as an invention, a literary work or a painting).”   #liveinharmonyart “I hope that in the year to come, you make …

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The Greatest Virtue

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but it is the parent of all the other virtues.    –Cicero     This Thanksgiving we started a new tradition that I wanted to share. We call it our gratitude tree. We enjoyed the activity so much, we all decided it’s a new tradition. Each …

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