Hope Faith Trust – Be Strong – Carry On – Share the Love


My friend Charlie, was an able bodied person and in the 1970s he was shot. Doctors saved his life. There was a bullet left next to his spine that couldn’t be removed. He has been a quadriplegic ever since. Charlie has never given up or stopped fighting for his ideals. He’s a great example for me, to keep the faith. Keep going. Believe. Act. Stand up for change and never give up for the good. Never give up.

We went to a show together at the SF Museum of Modern art, which had some classic photos of famous people. Here Charlie is pictured with the photo of my idol, Janis Joplin.

I took this pic with my old travel film Olympus camera in 2011. Because Charlie’s life reminds me to “keep on keepin’ on…” no matter what, so I made this tribute to him.

With all the negativity and terrible rhetoric flying  around the world, I am moved to encourage people of the world to stay the course. Speak up for what is good. Stop violence in word and deed.
Be peace.
Never give up. Keep the faith.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Credits: Do not own a microwave oven and never have. Do not own a food processor. Chopped veggies in a Zen monastery for a weekend. (Seriously) Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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8 Responses to Hope Faith Trust – Be Strong – Carry On – Share the Love

  1. reocochran says:

    Be strong and carry on are really great messages for all of us. I like the song, “Carry on my wayward son, there’ll be peace when you are done. . .” (Kansas, band) Smiles Robin

  2. Sautee Barb says:

    Just reading this. Wish our whole country could.

  3. The Hook says:

    Thanks for being such a wonderful host, old friend.

  4. Charley says:


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