Category Archives: The World

Peoples Climate March – New York City 2014

September 22nd, 2014 by

On Sunday I was part of The Peoples Climate March, the biggest climate march in history marching through New York City!

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More brilliant people powered energy at NY Climate Change March. I’m with Women for Climate Justice #peoplesclimate

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Groundswell and climate roar for justice on this amazing march. Come one, come all. 400,000 marchers, 1 minute silent remembering those lost; then electrifying roar of a human tsunami demanding climate justice #PeopleClimate

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Letter From Indonesia #2

August 17th, 2014 by

I’m just back from a Women and Climate Change convening at Green Camp in Bali.  Some 100 women grass roots leaders together with representatives from grantmaking organizations, women’s funds and environmental agencies, converged from across the globe for a highly significant convening.

When we were invited to attend we were also asked to bring something from our own culture that symbolized our connection to place and identity. I thought about my own sense of being an Australian and what grounded and affirmed me as a touchstone for my identity. … Continue Reading

Letter from Sunrise #1

July 17th, 2014 by

Moon’s up
Shane Howard, Gurrumul
…my country
I’m dancing light into night

microlights dotting the hills
this boat’s a rockin’
like dolphins are nudging it from underneath

outside, rowboat
oars slap, slap
darkness spills
nature, a universal home
touchstone to a defined home

boat speeding toward me
rippling water
birds divebombing

high tide, lapping waters
clinking
clinking of bells
rush of laughter
tiny boats
human sized

Jerry Garcia land
Church of the boaty waters
all the Jonathan Livingston Seagulls in the sky
sing my boaty throaty hymns

The joy of a working harbor
tiny boat motoring into the night
in the distance
a bolt of light
a boat of light

Look up at the sky
stars in slipstream
such a sense of aliveness
voices carry
beauty wherever I turn
the sweet clanging of
boat bells
the rhythm of the waves
slowly rocking me
there is a profound feeling
of oneness with the
world, completeness
rocked back to the
cradle
how I love this
long for this
even while I’m feeling this

oh transitory joy
transitory bliss
transitory life
the beauty, the
beauty of it all
rush of water
rush of wind
rush of air

and my feet
like rocks on a
tilting earth
I am alive

Deepening night
darkening night
jangle jangle
slow rock slap
flow
howl of dog wolves
in distance
distant
rumble on

waters of a connected
world – flow like
Blood through my veins

A flash of boat fire
surge of joy
of boats seen
leaning on my boat
head tipped to a
sky swept to infinity

I feel like I’m
on the roof of
the world here
on sunset’s bow
a misty rain
cloud crossing
a sickle moon
all alight, all aflame
in my soul

spirit sparked
jangle jangle
the lit world
I feel so alive
rushing water
rushing life
light and life
rushing air jangle

memory of the great birds
Pelicans
swooping, swooning low
as I step
outside my
boat into morning
light
that fierce
direct connection
to nature through
birds wings
flutter by
jangle jangle
wildness

Oh deep joy
slap slap
jingle jangle
that moon again
I am alive
the newness
fully awake and present
to this moment in
my life
rushing wind now

And all around
infinite stillness
energy vibrating
pulsing this world
clang clang clang
wake up
it’s now
it’s all now
our moment of aliveness
is now
clang clang
feet steady
head tipped
to the infinite sky

conversations carry
from waterfront cafes
caches of people

inky hills
dotted lights
I swivel round
constancy of
waters
boats tucked up
to the sleeping world
voices carry
clang clang
lights striking through
the night sky
sweet rippling waters
sweet sleeping waters
constancy
is melodic
so too is the
changing tide

yellow moon
so big
lamp moon
hovering in the sky

mythic moon
boat lamps
twinkling winking
moon lamp
aglow in the sky

sky dark
tiny pinprick stars
show their faces
sky sparks
play their dance with
a low slung moon
moon river
could be playing
it’s a moon bay moony night
a swoony night
with that moon swinging low
sweet chariot
I am carried home
in my heart
in the lilt and tilt of the night
poetic
sweet
velvety
forever night

How magical it all is
here I stand
here I flow
tone and texture
music and art
voice and play

A night for creatures
emotional heart
of creation
kindred spirits
bound to that
yellow moon
so wondrous
suspended
above a
Sausalito tide

 

 

Jane Sloane
Sausalito
 

 

 

 

 

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Letter from San Francisco #17

June 20th, 2014 by

nigerian girlsI’ve been thinking a lot about girls and boldness lately.

One of the images that has really stuck in my mind is that of Monday Yuguda, one of the Nigerian girls who was kidnapped by the Boko Haram. She was in the kidnappers’ open-topped truck with some 300 of her school friends, and when the truck slowed to a crawl as it navigated the dense forest at night, Monday looked up at a tree and its low hanging branches and in that split second chose to risk all for life.… Continue Reading

Letter from San Francisco #16

April 28th, 2014 by

Citizen Jane SF Book Launch Participants © Bowerbird Photography“You sure have had a lot of different experiences in your life,” a young woman said to me recently. “What binds those experiences together and how did you make your choices about what to focus on, professionally and personally? I laughed and said “you should read my book” and added that my commitment to social justice was like a river threaded through my life.

Today I found a quote from one of my favorite authors, MC Richards, who wrote  Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person, an iconic book and an underground classic.… Continue Reading