Live Virtual Group Session: 6PM EST January 9th 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this session!

For this session we took a close look at the painting The Family, 1988″ by  Paula Rego, posted below. 

Our prompt was: Write about a moment of power or powerlessness.

More details will be posted on this session, so check back again!

Participants are warmly encouraged to share what you wrote below (“Leave a Reply”), to keep the conversation going here, bearing in mind that the blog of course is a public space where confidentiality is not assured.

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Please join us for our next session Friday January 13th at 12pm EST, with more times listed on our Live Virtual Group Sessions.

The Family, 1988″ by  Paula Rego

© by MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd

3 thoughts on “Live Virtual Group Session: 6PM EST January 9th 2023

  1. About a moment of powerlessness~~~

    I lay breathless on my bed, usually a spot that offered comfort.
    My boundless energy was depleted and I felt helpless and so full of panic.
    The pain was intense.
    I had to seek the help of others, for the situation was beyond my control.
    Or maybe it never was.
    I summoned help, giving up my voice so others could speak for me.
    They were now to make the decisions because my mind was frozen over in a panic.

    How to resume normality when you are scared halfway to death.
    This memory lingers on, refusing to be dismissed.


  2. al3793

    Write about a moment of power or powerlessness

    The distortion occurring in corporate medical practice
    Exerts a hegemony
    Over those who know what the job is
    Knowing where to place the brush on the canvas
    Knowing and daring to paint outside the lines
    Letting the colors bleed together
    Because they know that what is in the interest of those needing care
    Is not what’s best for the corporation
    Set blindly on traipsing
    Over the stage of care
    Toward a horizon that it deems important.


    • michele348

      There are some song lyrics that go something like this..”if only I could change the world.” It sounds like your speaker has set out to do just that. If enough voices speak the same words or use the same brush strokes… maybe change will indeed occur.


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