Quality Time

by | Apr 20, 2021 | 0 comments


April 9, 2021

Today I flew out for a performance, one of the first in person (masked, socially distanced) performances I will be doing live in about a year, at AIMS Community College in Loveland, Colorado tomorrow night at 7PM. It will also be streamed.


My spirit dragged as I waited for my connecting flight in Dallas. I try to do my best in all of my interactions, personal and professional.


I am a human being: I am not perfect, but I am willing to listen. I was worn out and disheartened. When I turned my ears inside, past the clatter of failure, my spirit told me, you are making some pretty dreary thought forms.

Why not make different ones?

Our thoughts do make literally forms, of finer thought material, most of it not visible in the human seeing spectrum.

I spent the rest of my waiting time and much of the flight creating beautiful geometric forms of many colors, imbuing them with love and happiness, and sent them out to assist fellow travelers, those who would make accusations without listening, and as gratitude for the helpers who surround me, who surround all of us.

“I am a human being: I am not perfect, but I am willing to listen.”

You can learn more about the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States here: Joy Harjo Official Site – Joy Harjo


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Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo, the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, is an internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She is the author of nine books of poetry, several plays and children’s books, and two memoirs; as a musician, Harjo has produced six award-winning music albums. She is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Board of Directors Chair of the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, and holds a Tulsa Artist Fellowship. Photo credit: Matika Wilbur


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