Lurlynn Franklin is a visual artist, an art educator, and a creative writer living and working in Memphis, TN. She specializes in traveling creative exhibitions and performances that focuses on societal issues. As an arts educator she works with children utilizing art as a means of grounding them and guiding them in developing those foundational skills that could be used in any subject area and needed to succeed in the world: to have Discipline, to Persevere and to remain Focused until the job is done are the tenets of her teaching strategies.
"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive." ~ James Baldwin
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As she moves toward the dining room, the cleaning lady feels Mr. Enzo take her in, furtively, concealed behind his opaque black Ray Bans, drinking his morning kopi luwak, wearing byssus silk argyle boxers and an unfastened qiviut robe, pretending, she knows, to read Forbes, but he is plotting. Today, she thinks, today Mr.
Six outbuildings one, a small barn, no house and just one tree; obviously, once there was a house and, likely, more trees - and flowers. It was a family farm but the family is gone and the farming too, just grassland now. The soil was too poor, or insufficient rain, to sustain a farming life, or improvident decisions, or banker’s greed, ended hopes.
The past trundles through gardens, upending the peace of a sunny memory.
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