I’m not entirely sure how to begin this tale, but trust me when I tell you that I truly feel as though I have been invited to join something quite magical–and when magic enters my life, I try not to analyze it too, too much.
I suppose I should start by introducing you to Miquette Bishop, an artist who resides here in Rhode Island and creator (or maybe I should say un-earther) of OMs.
Miquette and I met recently. She needed a writer (a ghostwriter, in actuality) for a project, and I needed to learn everything I could about what it is she creates. I sat rapt for the better part of two hours as she unveiled her story to me–how OMs were born, her philosophies, her plans. We chatted effortlessly about art and writing and parenthood. And we talked about OMs.
As you look at the photos on this post, you can see a portion of what OMs are: They are adorable, captivating, small figurines. You may see a cute decoration or a fun gift for a friend.
But believe me when I tell you there is something else going on here.
Miquette’s core belief that we are all connected resonates with me particularly as a parent, an adoptive parent, and a teacher. I share her philosophy; and day by day I am becoming more and more convinced that the OM that resides on my desk–a three-inch figurine painted in rich red–embodies this concept in a way no other material object I know can.
Are OMs adorable and captivating? Indeed. Would they make a cute decoration or a fun gift? Sure. But their potential is so much more vast than that.
I am honored to be part of this. Thank you, Diana, for introducing us; and thank you, Miquette, for trusting me to give voice to the OMs.
I invite you all to explore this world, which, truth be told, is an image of our world: See more at www.ilovemyOM.com and on the blog at www.allconnectedblog.wordpress.com
Armand Dimele said, “When people go within and connect with themselves, they realize they are connected to the universe and they are connected to all living things.”
Here’s to connection in all its forms.