community by annelise phillips

exploring community, holding each other and ourselves in 2021 


“In your hands

The dog, the donkey, surely they know

They are alive.

Who would argue otherwise?

But now, after years of consideration,

I am getting beyond that.

What about the sunflowers? What about

The tulips, and the pines?

Listen, all you have to do is start and

There’ll be no stopping.

What about mountains? What about water

Slipping over rocks?

And speaking of stones, what about

The little ones you can

Hold in your hands, their heartbeats

So secret, so hidden it may take years

Before, finally, you hear them?”
Mary Oliver 
thank you Annelise Philips, April Hughes, Casting by Us, Romy Soleimani, Chika Nishiyama, Picture Farm Production, George, Yanii, Liyah and your magic children, our special community form afar xxx