Photo: visiting myself....TPOS<br /><br /><br />
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Isolatation~ hepatitis<br /><br /><br />
Puerto Rico, far from base<br /><br /><br />
new baby with his mom<br /><br /><br />
El Morro Castle painted<br /><br /><br />
bittersweet memory<br /><br /><br />
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Sigrid (Butler) Saradunn<br /><br /><br />
(c) 1971 painting<br /><br /><br />
Castillo San Felipe del Morro<br /><br /><br />
Old San Juan, P.R.

Sigrid (Butler) Saradunn  (c)  1971 painting. Private collection
Castillo San Felipe del Morro
Old San Juan, P.R.

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prompt: a place you inhabit when you are not there: “visiting yourself”

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Yesterday after the beautiful haiku event, 
we stopped at the Colonnade Art Gallery in Pasadena. 
To visit our friends at the opening of an exhibit, 
and also to “visit myself”. 
My haiga art, images, and journals there while I am gone

How have you created a physical space 
that you can be “visited’ in this way? 
I am thinking of a temporary or permanent location, 
where, for at least a time, your presence is felt, 
when you are not there? 
What tangible spaces do you create, 
or inhabit that “embody” yourself ? 
Where can you “visit yourself” in this way? 
Your garden? 
Of course there is the “book” 
which is of course a tangible object 
where you can visit yourself. 
Even a journal publication make tangible the experiences ) 
Often we’ve left markers in places, 
carvings in a tree or sidewalk, 
that we can revisit, art objects, 
and even our old homes, 
(even without a plaque, 
can be known and visited by others) 
When we create a public space, 
like my daughter’s spa in Santa Barbara, 
“Colleen Elizabeth” –she can be visited there… 
and visit herself! 
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How do you create a physical space to represent you 
when you are not there? 
Are their favorite places others have created 
that embody and carry their “presence” 
that especially impress you? 
How would you like to do it, 
even if not yet done? 
Can you embody it with specifics in your tanka?  
……………………………..Kathabela Wilson

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prompt … visiting myself…my response
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Isolatation~ hepatitis
Puerto Rico, far from base
new baby with Dad’s mom
El Morro Castle painted
bittersweet memory
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