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As we behold, we actively transform the image.
Karl Bodmer’s artwork symbolically surrounded us at our wedding reception at the Joslyn Art museum. As we celebrated our vows to marry with our family and friends, historical patrons watched over us from the walls of museum. The remembrances of the adventurers that had come to the American West were celebrating our coupling ceremony, as our lives and family histories came together in an American-Swiss concrescence.
Here are pictures of our wedding party:
Here is a link that shows Prince Maximilien’s expedition route:
The National Museum of Wildlife Art exhibits Bodmer’s work:
This google book has Bodmer prints, and explains the context of Western Art:
Here is a book that details the expedition with Prince Maximilien’s journal notes:
Here is Alfred North Whitehead book Process and Reality to better understand concrescence:
Here is an article about the cognitive theories of Maturana and Varela that explains structural coupling:
Willa Cather’s writings greatly inspired me as a young girl when I discovered her novels in English class. Her feminine style spoke of the pioneer’s lives in Nebraska. Her characters were connected to the landscape and emulated the pioneer spirit that I have felt lift me.
Here are links to articles about Cather’s literary work, the museum in Red Cloud, Nebraska, as well as other references that connect to this chapter on faith and community service. I showcase women’s ways of being in the world. Each culture develops practices to care for their communities. Our lives are a performance. In this chapter I share how I was brought up to faithfully serve. I also bring in voices that have inspired me and modelled ways to coordinate complexity, imagining new possibilities.
Here are pictures of my great-grandmother Savidge’s quilts:
Here is the link to The National Willa Cather Center in Red Cloud, Nebraska:
An article in the New Yorker gives insight into the importance of Cather’s work and ongoing legacy.
In this article, Willa Cather’s Women, the importance of place and gender in the context of Cather’s writing in analysed :
Here is a book chapter that gives important references and insights for teacher Willa Cather’s book My Antonia:
Here is a book review that gives voice to Willa Cather’s writing and historical importance in American culture.
Here is an article in the Omaha World Herald that recounts the history of the Aksarben Ball and coronation: https://www.omaha.com/events/celebrating-tradition-and-the-future--year-old-aksarben-ball/article_6a9b3bfc-8463-5d9e-9e64-3d2ad28fa4c9.html#8
This video shows you the 2018 Aksarben Ball Coronation to give you an idea of the pageantry:
Here is a video of Lilou Mace interviewing Dr. Raymond Moody about Near Death Experiences:
Sheila McNamee explains her position on radical presence in this video:
Here is a website with beautiful pictures of Nebraska:
Author of Homing In: A Story Mandala Connecting Adoption, Reunion and Belonging