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Acceptance. That word and I – we have some history. I’m a lesbian, born in the ‘60s, one of seven children from a small farming community, with first-generation Italian parents. My … more
I am not a religious person, but when I think about acceptance, I think about Saint Francis of Assisi, who was a Catholic friar born in 1181. The way he lived his life showed how acceptance and value … more
I received my first orchid the same winter my father died. White with pale pink centers, the flowers—like cherubic faces—dangled in single-file from two arched stems that curved in the … more
Street Art in Tompkins County has become accepted and has proliferated during the last decade. Artists once had a long process of gaining permission and waiting as long as 2 years to paint a wall. … more
In this series of carved wood art by Mary Michael Shelley, AKA Folk Art Mary, Shelley sees each one as a metaphor for acceptance. Top: "Wind One, Woman Riding the Wind and Hugging a Tree." Bottom … more
This Tibetan Tara Mantra in mandala format was submitted by Kurt Lichtmann. "The Tara Mantra is about 'Total Unconditional Acceptance of every moment.' Transliteration: 'Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha' - … more
"Gender Blender" is a piece by Ivy Stevens-Gupta. " The 48" x 48" acrylic, oil, silver leaf and resin on canvas painting was created to illustrate the blending of colors often associated with gender. … more
By Jamie Swinnerton, Tompkins Weekly The By The People tradition here at Tompkins Weekly was started by former Managing Editor, Rob Montana, after a divisive election and a rough year. The first … more
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