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Reflections on My Creative Journey

Contemplating “Friends in the Arts” has drawn me into thinking about Quakers and creativity, and how this vital force has been manifest in my life. Although I have been a Friend since birth, and have worked in the arts for many years, I often debate the nature of my artistic roots and life and ask where Spirit is leading my creative self. My mother’s father was a watercolor artist and a doctor. My grandmother, who was also my poetry‐reading kindergarten teacher, reveled in language and books. They both came from Ohio Conservative Quaker families. Books, stories, poetry🔒

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Caroline Balderston Parry grew up in Goshen (Pa.) Meeting and is currently a member of Ottawa (Ont.) Meeting. Her website is http://www.openconcept.ca/caroline/ © 2002 Caroline Balderston Parry


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