Loving Mermaids: Memories of Nancy Holbrook, Darla Spicer Watkins and Lynn Goodwin Borgman
Host Mary Pierce Brosmer invites listeners to this special episode of Loving Mermaids: Memories of Nancy Holbrook, Darla Spicer Watkins and Lynn Goodwin Borgman to re-member, returning our lost members to the body of women writers in the Women Writing for (a) Change community.
Kathy Martin Ossege reflects on the life of Nancy Holbrook, an artist who loved mermaids, but also a healer who just wanted to “rub feet.” After finding WWf(a)C, Nancy stated she had felt transported to another land. With knowledge of self, Nancy rocked the boat with ideas about healing and medicine, while trying to calm and please others. She used words to sweep away depression and lift her to a place where Nancy was free to sing.
Jenny Stanton, a classmate of Darla Spicer Watkins, reads from Darla’s work and the writings of Sally Schneider. According to Sally, Darla gave her class the gift of self and faith, openness and love, while she battled cancer and wrote alongside women writers, oxygen tubes and all. In the end, Darla became much more than a classmate, she became a teacher in the art of living.
Joyce DeVoge shares lessons learned from Lynn Borgman, in particular, how Joyce should ask for exactly what she wanted in life (Soul Shoes). Lynn’s gift as a fabric artist was equally matched by her writings where her threads followed themes of war and violence against women. Lynn writes of moments of aloneness with the cicadas and how she learned to leave a poem alone. Pictured below from left to right: Nancy Holbrook, Darla Spicer Watkins. Next line: Lynn Borgman.
Picture below: Members of the Women Writing for a Change Community who read the works of their friends. L to R, Kathie Martin Ossege, Jenny Stanton and Joyce DeVoge.
Thursday, 11 June 2009 14:34