producer/editor of vids & docs.
co-creator of a lil family.
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Hey dudes. Just posting this because 1) it's super late and we've just stopped working on the kitchen for the night and wow it's hard and my hands are numb and thnx 4 thoughts & prayers 2) I thought I looked super pregnant here at 13 weeks and didn't want to share any photos of Le bod which now seems hilarious. 3) summer's over but here's to freaking sail boats, and the beautiful gulf coast, and babies, and kitchens, and harmony when you can get it. ⛵️#serenitynow#summersend#keywest
Thinking of my Mexican babies and friends and papás tonight. My host family and neighborhood in Chalco are without power. Say a prayer, light a candle, give how you can. (Update: please consider a donation to Los Topos via PayPal: email@example.com ) 💙🖤💚Pensando de mis bebes Mexicanos y amigos y papás esta noche. La familia y colonia en Chalco están sin luz. Ora, enciende una vela, por favor dar lo que puedan. #OremosporMexico#valledechalco#cdmx
There are many grains, my Friend
In the soft wind of time
Would you rather I went
To the street to sit forever after?
There barefoot I could grasp
All that is in moments
Like when the light exalts
crystal angles and extends
all directions simultaneous
Like the leaf that doesn’t think
And moves light in generosity
Or the core of the tree trunks
In the wrap of its own age
Like the heart which does not pound
Whisper or need
Be like the molecular sand
Morsel softly rolling over morsel
Sloughing away impurity until smooth
Into the shore at the lap of the great ocean
Already the unchanged ineffable rhythm of all times
Like this blank mouth
Who finds no need to speak anymore
Or like this door that doesn’t need
Any pushing //
I haven't written a lot of poetry since I started working in digital/visual media, but sometimes I go back into my archive and I love what I can find. // Foto of my muse Lolo from this June at Half Moon Bay, CA.
just around bends/
heavenly bodies can be found/
have patience 🍁🕸🌞
August, 2014, McAllen, Texas. Catholic Charities set up makeshift housing camp at Sacred Heart Church for incoming migrants across the US-Mexico border. That year referred to as "the surge" saw close to 80,000 children crossing the border. DACA was a part of giving children a chance to make a life in the US. At Sacred Heart, most incoming migrants would be given food and a shower, and eventually sent to family via bus at the Central Station. They then began the perilous journey through the immigration system.
A young woman I met at the Station said she was 18. She was pregnant. She had been crossing on her own, covered in mud with wind swept hair. When she got to the church intake, she sobbed into the phone with her kin. Several hours later, she was on a bus to get to family in the U.S.
This was a shelter run by Catholic Charities; the young woman and others there were lucky to have landed with them. The deportation centers where many children ended up are described this way by Valeria Luiselli in her book about child migration and the immigration court system, "Tell Me How It Ends" : "As soon as a child is in the custody of Border Patrol officials, he or she is placed in a detention center, commonly known as the hielera, or the “icebox.” The icebox derives its name from the fact that children in it are under ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) custody. The name also points out the fact that the detention centers along the border area kind of enormous refrigerator for people...In July 2015, for example, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) filed a complaint after learning that in a detention center in Dilley, Texas, 250 children were mistakenly given adult-strength hepatitis A vaccinations. The children became gravely ill and had to be hospitalized.
They sometimes have nowhere to lie down to sleep.” (p 22)
So many children and young people and others go through these systems and broken immigration labyrinths (a metaphor also taken from Luiselli, p 35-36). Now without #DACA , they face even more uncertainty. (More in comments)
When I feel alive/
I try to imagine a careless life/
A scenic world, /where the sun sets are all/
Breathtaking, breathtaking. - Beirut
Two 💘s in front of Carlo Dolci's "Annunciation." During Duke Initiatives in Theology & the Arts co-event with @nashermuseum . Beautiful music and presentations. So happy to put my theology & arts hat on for a few hours.🖼💍🎀 Cc @ccananias
Juana Ortega’s granddaughters performing a liturgical dance at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church during the offertory. August 27, 2017.
A snippet of a forthcoming short film directed by @calexdelp10 & @pilita.
Camera & production help by @bridgettecyr , @thisfeedsme, & @pilita
Guatemalan grandmother Juana Luz Tobar Ortega has been living and working in the United States for 25 years. When ICE threatened deportation suddenly and without explanation this year, Juana left her family’s home and took sanctuary at an unfamiliar church. Now living at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro, NC, Juana does not know when, or if, she will be able to go back to her normal life. And yet, Juana finds ways to keep herself busy: spending time with her loving family, learning English, sewing, and making friends with the stream of church congregation members who feel committed that their Christian duty is to keep Juana’s family united. The people of St. Barnabas have made these choices sometimes in spite of being at odds with the community around them in a divided Southern state.
In just a few days, Juana went from being a relatively secure matriarch of a close-knit family with steady work in a factory to being regarded as a fugitive, with a house arrest ankle bracelet to prove it. Like most people perhaps, Juana never thought her life would become political. Her family hopes the North Carolina government may create an exception for her, and allow her to return home.
Sanctuary is a cause that is taking off throughout the U.S., and since Juana entered sanctuary, at least 2 other churches in North Carolina have begun housing people who have been issued deportation sentences.
We hope to show what actions of civil disobedience by people of faith can do to resist these measures.
18 weeks preggo! 📸 by @taycross
In an effort to do some separating of personal news from a "public" setting, I've created a private/personal account @timpanerossfamily to share pregnancy and eventually baby updates (and probably dogs&home improvement stuff too). I'm sure there will be some crossover but just helps for me to keep private updates separate from work, travel & other updates here! Please send me a request there if you'd like the occasional baby bump pic (generally won't be posting a ton of those here) and probably an overwhelming amount of baby 👶 pics come January. ❤️💋❤️💋❤️ #baby#18weeks#🤰🏻#LeBump
I believe in you, Fall. 🍁🎃 Perfect #latesummer morning.