My hand begins to draw, concentric circles ripple outwards, blossoming mandala-like in unfolding patterns . . . A form of inner map-making, the process of creating these designs becomes a fractal, iterative re-membering of belonging.
Self of Community
Self of Community

The isolated circle blossoms outwards into relationship, “compassionate witnesses” depicted as surrounding petals.

Self of Nature
Self of Nature

The flower opens towards in surrounding leaves, the human village held within the larger ecosystem of earth.

Completed Drawing
Completed Drawing

A map of the fractal self

Self of Community
Self of Community

The isolated circle blossoms outwards into relationship, “compassionate witnesses” depicted as surrounding petals.

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