Thursday, May 29, 2014

In The View of Gus Bennett, Jr

The man is beyond Scrumptious. Whatever the it is; he shaped it.

See Gus' New Orleans People Project.

JACQUELYN HUGHES MOONEY  Visual Poet/Lecturer/Idealist-Dreamer/Seasoned Storytelling Woman...

 shaped her "rhythm & views" with daydreams, books, dollhouses & coloring books with exuberance as a child in her native New Orleans & later as a teen & adult in Southern California.She sees herself with a NOLa vibe with a West Coast groove.

Jacquelyn, rocking her vibrant rhythmical Big City Women quilted fiber art challenging the beholder to embrace the world with fire & passion.

"Moon" as she is affectionately called by close friends, often incorporate in the quilts, poetry & storytelling divergent patterns that can whisper or shout a compelling story. She want for people to appreciate that even "mistakes"/imperfections/ raw edges can have a beauty of its own.
Highly empathetic & intuitive, her sensitivity to others' plights is tempered with her belief that every person deserves dignity & respect which is the roots of her Fig Tree Project. With her mes affaires belle (my beautiful belongings), Jacquelyn still views the world with a child's wonder yet seasoned as a fully grown Big City Woman.


This official 2014 NEW ORLEANS PEOPLE PROJECT photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement by the 2013 NEW ORLEANS PEOPLE PROJECT or Photographer Gus Bennett, Jr.

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— with Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney in New Orleans, LA.

A Long, Long Way....

"Nothing human can be alien to me" ~Dr. Maya Angelou

A wonderful singer,Ilene Martinez, an Austin singer residing in France as an expat, sent me this to me on Facebook last night.

She remembered my sharing this quote of Dr. Angelou of whom I quote often right along with Dr.  Johnnetta Cole, George Fraser & Oprah...

People who know me well are fully aware that I save quotes and use them in my life.

I just thought when I saw Ilene had done this was how one thing said can ripple out & influence yet another ...and another...and another.

Rara Avis: It is Time to Fly©14JHM

Dr. Johnnetta Cole, a most exceptional woman.

Never Say Goodbye~This is How I Choose To Remember

This is How I Choose To Remember
By Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney ©14

This is how I choose to remember...
This majestic, gracious, colorful..
Cherished Mother/Mentor/Sister friend...
Nobel Laureate/Believer
Giver to all her daughters not of her womb.
And to her son & sons
Far too many to name
Who by merely being the sum of it all...
The fears...
The tears...
Triumphs & tragedies
Rising far beyond
But never submerging the faith
The all that might not have been
Had she not gone the way she chose...
The many me's not of her womb...
That were shaped...
By the stature
The grace
The pace
And that voice!
Magnificantly rich
And endowned
Surrounding you
Dancing & tickling
With its resonance & radiance
That cadence...
This is the Angelou I choose to remember...
In all the days...
Until she gets the call...
And answers.

. Maya Angelou 1928-2014