My mother had died in 2014. She and Joya were very close, and long had deep discussions Together.
Joya’s Dream went like this: it was the last Christmas before fascism took over the country. (Hillary Clinton had just lost the election and Donald Trump had won).Joya came to visit my mother Barbara in her room, which she rarely left in her later years. It’s a spacious, pleasant room with paintings on the walls by Barbara and by many other artists whom she had taught or whose artwork she liked..
In the dream, Joya came over to give Barb her present. But Barb gave her one first (As I recall her telling the dream). It was a ring with a beautiful Crystal on it through which the one could see beauty and truth. Joya asked Barb what we should do during the period of fascism. B said that Joya should consult the ancestors and listen to the ancestors song. And she was singing this song which was about one’s own strength & the strength of all people who value themselves.( I may not have this exactly right, But I will ask Joya about it) . The dream was essentially about the inviolability of the beautiful and creative spirit in people. Even Donald Trump and his fascists cannot destroy it.
Joya has these extremely visionary dreams and she also seems to connect to that visionary Spirit Inn my mother, which I sense death cannot destroy. Interestingly when my daughter-in-law chose a date to marry my son, the day she picked was my mother’s birthday, September 9, 2018 which would’ve been Barb’s 99th birthday.
It is as though she is still around, mingling with My kids own spirit and way of seeing things. Four instance, in real life my mother would never have said that one should listen to the wisdom of the ancestors. She didn’t have much respect for her family who had been slaveowners in the elder days.
But the spirit of connectivity and creativity reaches across the tide of Existence and non- existence to reunite with my daughter And with the rest of us. In any case Joya has within her some of my mothers our indestructibility. With people like Joya in the world, I feel sure that Donald Trump and the fascists will eventually be destroyed.