Christina Kieltyka is a Quaker and a pagan, a poet and a visual artist, a mom and teacher/gardener/student. Her paintings are her journey, her story, her acts of faith and prayer. Her social and eco justice activism, and her spiritual life, have always been directly tied to her love of the Earth and always to a deep sense of place. She expresses a sense of urgency about the choices we are making alongside the necessity of listening to the wisdom of original instruction from traditional teachers. She has exhibited at Powderhorn Art Fair, the Cedar Cultural Arts Center, Women’s Art Festival, the Craftastic women, at The Loft’s Peace and Social Justice Writing Group’s presentation in 2013, the TCFM art fair, and other places, as well. In 2003 she was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for Poetry, and she was the recipient of arts grants in three states. Visit www.christinakart.com. This piece is part of an anthology, Turning Points: Discovering Meaning and Passion in Turbulent Times (ChangingTimesPress).