Recently I decided that whenever I meet someone, I should introduce myself as “Water.” Think of it: our brains are about 90 percent water, our bodies about 68 percent. Not even Waterman, simply Water: it makes people curious, they say, “pardon?” and I say again “Water.”
This immediately starts a conversation and creates an awareness about it. This new name conveys my deep concern about water.[1]

—Ulay, Brooklyn Rail Interview, May 2011

Dear darkening ground,
you’ve endured so patiently the walls we’ve built,
perhaps you’ll give the cities one more hour

and grant the churches and cloisters two.
And those that labor—let their work
grip them another five hours, or seven,

before you become forest again, and water, and widening wilderness
in that hour of inconceivable terror
when you take back your name
from all things.

Just give me a little more time!
I want to love the things
as no one has thought to love them,
until they’re worthy of you and real.


if you have been contemplating on doing Healing Work for the community– please let this be the affirmation you need. NOW IS THE TIME TO ANSWER THAT CALL. your gift of sound, of wisdom of the medicine, of seeing, your green thumbs, your heart, mens work, sisterhood, so on and so on but most of all your invigorating spirit. GENERATIONS NEED US– this is Birth Work. the pain stretches so far back, there is much to let go collectively– you can offer access on where to start.