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Sing After Every Storm

By MIKE HAZARD

PHOTO MIKE HAZARD

Ellie and Jamaih posed in the sun outside the back door at Peace House. Ellie wrote a poetical reflection on life the day she got sober. It hangs on the poetry wall inside. A few lines go:

“Be like the winds: Sing after every storm.

Change is scary, especially to those who watch us change while their lives stay the same.

Don’t hang out with negative people, especially yourself.
You don’t need a loud voice to be heard. All you need is something worthwhile to say. Sometimes you must end an old relationship to begin a new one with yourself.”

Sing after every storm, Ellie.

This picture story is by Mike Hazard. It is part of a project called Peace House People. A version of the work will be on display at Franklin Library from April 13 through May 9, 2020. The project is funded by an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

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