Magic and wings
I find myself in the basement of a cafe in Nebraska mid winter, making a waitress a pair of wings
This is the beginning of all the journeys
How did I get here?
I wanted to undo everything I knew
Wanted to connect
Nebraska was a big blank white empty
And we knew it was called the heartland
I was with my oldest friend
We were looking for a small town called Papillion
I needed to make some make wings
I have a bag of raw fabrics, a lot of silver and golds, white wool
and pins and needles
And some capes I made
Sasha has her white t-shirts
And her letters
She is a t-shirt maker
Guardian of the creative and angel of storytelling
We start listening to people
Making pieces for them in the moment
that they can take away
The wings get us to Papillion
In Papillion we find magic
And magic teaches me to trust
Here at the beginning
I understand there is magic in these journeys
No man's land - white cape and white gloves
Judith in Chicago, the former air hostess.she blesses our trip.
Leaving Chicago, getting on the road to Nebraska
First day of the first Journey
We get out into the land and start making t shirts and capes . 'This Land won't judge me' T shirt
'I need to make some wings'. This the beginning of all the journeys , a pair of wings made in the basement of the cafe for this waitress and her friend Phoenix.
'I need to make some wings'
'Wikipedia saids this is the Heartland'
Markova and Brown
Our hotel room is a sketch book. Wings, capes, hoods ,words..
We hear singing from a room -Ashley. We make wings .
We make wings
We have 10 minutes because her boss is coming
We go to church
'You can't fake this'
We get to Papillion, following the Wings. We We meet Rchard.
Richard and his doll sketchbooks
Richard is a doll doctor. He and his wife had rescued old broken dolls, painted and fixed them, New dress, new face.
Before and after dools
Doll doctor t shirt
I find Magic
'Accept folks as they are' the TV saids
When we leave , we go to church in Papillion. As we are crossing the road Sasha tells we maybe part of something bigger
We head back into the land before we leave
'I come here for the poverty and the madness'
I come here for the poverty and the madness
Here in this moment I make a change, everything begins here