Day 282 – a time to mourn; Attention

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Day 282
9:33 am

a time to mourn

At tonight’s
Let us

Not only for
Healing words and
Support strategies
Song and celebration

Let us pause
In the stillness
Of water and the
Rapture of fire

That lash
Us with

(in memory of John Delloro)


And what about the grieving widow on her way to see family,
walking through the airport shortly after her loss?

If she were weeping politely, wiping at her tears with a
soft tissue as she walked, wouldn’t others take notice,
be interested and concerned, inquire if she was alright,
offer some help or more tissue?

But if she were scream-crying, matching the terror she
felt ripping at her insides, sobbing aloud as she walked
through the terminal and barely wiping her nose with her
sleeves, would others try not to look at her, try not to
pay attention, wish she would quiet down?

(in memory of J.D., for S.)


About traciakemi

traci akemi kato-kiriyama - inter/multi-disciplinary theatre/performance artist, arts educator, cultural worker, community organizer. Tuesday Night Project; theatre, performance, writing, and teaching projects with many organizations and artists including: zero 3; Edge of The World for Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia and the National Asian American Theatre Festival in New York; "PULL" with Kennedy Kabasares in San Francisco; Nobuko Miyamoto and Great Leap Collaboratory I; TeAda; NCRR; Oymun's 11. Playwright for "Chasing Dad - a performance of a reading about a play i'm writing" presented by Inside the Ford for the Ford's Summer Playwright series. View all posts by traciakemi

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