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Reflections in the Silver Cup

TO DRINK FROM THE SILVER CUP

Tina doing traditional willow weaving in her garden

SPIRITUALITY AND CREATIVITY
Part III




This interview with my friend Tina Kragh Rusfort in the village of Vester Skerninge, Denmark will be followed by a spiritual journey interview with her cousin Charlotte Biil. I posted the interview in four parts in May, 2016, followed by a piece on a painting of Tina's that hangs in my living room. I'm reposting the interview for comparison with the interview with Charlotte.

Tina and I sat for a moment and thought quietly about this. Then I asked, “How has marriage affected your spirituality?”

“Being with Rudi gives me a lot of stability. I know who to love. A lot of the confusion from my younger days is gone. And I know where we live. Because I’m very bevægelig (easily shifting). He’s not. That’s helpful. Secure. It’s a big part of sharing or being in a community. Centering my life in Read More 
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TO DRINK FROM THE SILVER CUP

SPIRITUALITY AND CREATIVITY
Part II




In September, 2015, I interviewed my friend Tina Kragh Rusfort in the village of Vester Skerninge, Denmark. I posted the interview in four parts in May, 2016, followed by a piece on a painting of hers that hangs in my living room. I'm reposting my interview with her because it will be followed by a new interview that represents a companion piece to this one. And because what Tina has to say about spirituality and creativity is of value.

“How did you experience your spirituality as a young adult?” I asked next.

“I experienced it as connected to creating. I had my special, sacred place with my paintings. To paint I needed to be alone, so I set up a nice area with a high quality of aloneness. I loved my colors. I fell in love with them when I was making them wet. So they would be ready for the alchemy. I would surrender to them, making a draft with pen. Then I would let the color talk because Read More 
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Tina on the Danish island of Bjørnø

SPIRITUALITY AND CREATIVITY
Part I




In September, 2015, I interviewed my friend Tina Kragh Rusfort in the village of Vester Skerninge, Denmark. I posted the interview in four parts in May, 2016, followed by a piece on a painting of hers that hangs in my living room. I'm reposting my interview with her because it will be followed by a new interview that represents a companion piece to this one. And because what Tina has to say about spirituality and creativity is of value.

I have known Tina Kragh Rusfort since the first time I lived in the Scandinavian Yoga and Meditation School’s Copenhagen ashram in 1991. In fact, that first time, I sublet her room for part of the time. Since I was only in Denmark for the summer then, I’d get shunted around from room to room, but I was glad to have a place to stay. I was there so Cheyenne could spend time with her other mom and her dad’s family, both of whom are Danish.

Most of the folks in the ashram were Read More 
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"Collaboration" by Jamie Burmeister

BOOK TOUR JOURNAL 19

THE TOUR RESUMES



Riding Amtrak and flying—not the same as tooling along in Anna’s Bookmobile, but I’m grateful to have gotten back to presenting To Drink from the Silver Cup to various audiences. My first event back on the road (so to speak) was held in my hometown of Gallup, New Mexico in the Zollinger Library at the University of New Mexico (UNM). I’ve never been nervous leading up to these events before, because they’re energizing for me, and the belief that the people who need to hear me will be present has continued to be affirmed in so many ways. But I was nervous about this reading in Gallup.

Although I’d done a couple of smaller events in town at the Westminster Presbyterian Church last October, this was a bigger event, more widely publicized, including an article and photograph based on an interview by star reporter Elizabeth Burrola. In part because of broad publicity, I knew  Read More 
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