The inspiration Recently I came across an article about the “I Am From” poem and the project that flowed from it. The poems moved me deeply as I read through the unique and diverse experiences reflected in the poems people submitted. Some of them, very powerful and moving. The original poem and catalyst for this project was written by George Ella Lyons. People are welcome to submit poems to the project’s Facebook page and website, and have even created videos for YouTube
I think we’ve all known special places that have deep meaning for us personally. Maybe we don’t always recognize it at the time. There are several natural places that are special to me, but those with the deepest roots are woven from my childhood memories. Colors and shapes, smells and sounds, and textures like the tactile velvet of new buds or flaking limestone. The memories stay vivid and strong – some more so, some less. Most of them comforting, but some, not so much.