All of the flowers of all the tomorrows are planted in the seeds of today. I was inspired by Alice Walker's book that I've been re-reading "We are the ones we have been waiting for". This book is a reflection of my hope that all of the radical seeds that are being planted right now, many take root to dismantle the white supremacist world we are living in.
He cried out for mother: In creating this box I was thinking of George Floyd and his last words. I was thinking about how clear the world is to our children and how they look to their mothers for comfort and guidance. Children know right and wrong when they see it. All they need is for us to do is follow their lead when they call it out and for us to trust them when they see it. We need to show them our trying and our failing to make this world better so that they can see and embrace a life of struggle to do what is right. We need to lead the way. Our children are watching.
Cynthia Castiglione is a maker, teacher, actor, accomplice to good trouble, & mother. She’s lived and worked in Chicago for over 20 years in a multitude of different capacities. She currently teaches junior high Near North Montessori school and is working on a children’s book.