Meet a Friend: Jana Stone and I met on a little deck in Waimanalo. We share the same Kumu (teacher) for lomilomi. To meet Jana is to be in the presence of a cultivated innocence of an open and willing heart. She views the world through creativity and a strong belief in the beauty of the person standing before her. When she is not sharing table work she is making jewelry. When I asked Jana to contribute, I knew she would bring a rawness - and she did -- child warning, both videos contain adult language - -but that is not the rawness I am speaking of; I am speaking of her vulnerability.
Initially, I asked her to make a shorter follow up video. I reconsidered and am now sharing both with you - uncut - because of her vulnerability, truth and honesty. Rawness is courageous and her willingness to share her story in the world - how it was and how she is rewriting it - is an invitation for us all to write a little more deeply into the life we are called to live. Enjoy Meeting Jana.
Click here for the Jana's shorter video on Creativity.
Click here for the longer video (shot first) where Jana walks us through the story of her life, her courage and her choices.
Follow Jana + her creations here.