Somehow They... Heal

note: This is a follow up to  Why Do We Look for the Living Among the Dead?

Oh my! Synchronistic energy is flowing within the creative temenos of Seeing Red!

Last week while Loralee Scott was creating the final touches for her presentation, “Why Do You Look for the Living Among the Dead?”, unbeknownst to each other, Seeing Red member Karen Dolmanisth was creating a painting she named “Somehow They”.

In her talk, Loralee told a story of three women, humility, grief, strength, angels, rebirth and the sacred significance of Mary Magdalene’s red egg. She also quoted passages from “When Women Were Birds.” Here is one of her slides:

 from the presentation "Why Do You Look for the Living Among the Dead? by Loralee Scott

from the presentation "Why Do You Look for the Living Among the Dead? by Loralee Scott

And in a striking but unplanned parallel, during that same time period, Karen created this painting:

 "Somehow They" by Karen Dolmanisth, 6.08.18

"Somehow They" by Karen Dolmanisth, 6.08.18

To me, these creations feel like two sisters from the same seed. And I’d like to name the effect of their synchronistic pairing by suggesting an addendum to Karen’s original title. Taken in this context, I believe both Loralee and Karen were expressing the possibility that somehow, in spite of it all, “Somehow They… Heal.” 

Temenos. This is the gift of Seeing Red.

There is comfort in keeping what is sacred inside us not as a secret, but as a prayer. The world is already split open, and it is our destiny to heal it, each in our own way, each in our own time, with the gifts that are ours.” Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds