On the sixth day, I came early. Felene Cayetano would recite a poem she created in LAB 2. She would bring Fela and Fidel. "So time has to be deliberate," she reminded me.
I arrived a little after 9, to prepare, get the camera. I conversed with Yasser about history running, or better said, creating circles.
Briheda came and we discussed her LAB entry that it should be Blown up. We all agreed and he left.
Mary Martin and a friend popped in to see the exhibits and left.
Felene came from Belmopan with "the boys."
She created a spiral on the wall, which she read. The boys wanted chalked, they made circles from lines.
Jose Sanchez entered as we recorded.
When they left, the space was quiet, I returned to the wall to complete "In Words: Kareem Clarke." His news clippings from February to July 2015.
Some ladies arrived. His grandmother and aunts, I later discovered. And they knew me "when I was baby Katie." From those Belmopan days when their sister and my mom were friends.
All I could think of was Alicia Keys' "We Are Here." Recent events have made me realise, how connected our realities are. Situations can make you connect to things we hadn't seen before, understood before.
Week 1 of LAB 2 completed.