Follow Us
Please reload

September 7, 2015

Some years ago I wrote: 




It occurs to me that no matter how discouraged I get, never to give up – for Charlotte’s sake. She never had the opportunities I have. She would be incredulous at my having them, let alone at my then giving them up. 


So I’ll do it ‘for Charlotte,’ whenever I feel discouraged.”


Charlotte was my maternal grandmother. She died of cancer at 50, twenty years before I was born. I have one photograph of her, in which I see that she also died of exhaustion, despair, and a broken heart. 


Charlotte was born in a slum in Victorian London. Census records show she was a live-in nursemaid before she was 14. 


She would have been illiterate, and unable to vote. She spent her life doing the most menial of work - like scrubbing other peoples’ floors on her knees - a virtual slave to her circumstances. Her husband left when...

Please reload

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Pinterest - Black Circle
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle
Recent Posts
Featured Posts

December 22, 2015

Please reload

Search By Tags

We’re currently creating pass-along journals in the Crossing into Creativity program. Participants exchange journals at each meeting, add to it or oth...

Artlife News #1: A tale of $2

May 2, 2018

Please reload

Please reload

Ruby j. seaton, PH.d

holistic teacher. artist.
art therapist. psYchotherapist.


720 434 4746

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon
  • Black LinkedIn Icon