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There's No Place Like Om -- the Dalai Lama, Dorothy and Me

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'No Place Like Om' quilted fiber art by Meryl Ann Butler (detail)
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Home, sweet home.

Whether looking for home in Dorothy's Kansas or in the Dalai Lama's Tibet, the journey to find one's true home is a "Hero's Journey." Joseph Campbell said, "You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path... If there is a path, it is someone else's path and you are not on the adventure."

My deep interest in the displacement of the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet was enhanced during my own decade-long adventure in homelessness. The concept for this work of fiber art, "No Place Like Om" emerged during my musings during that time.

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This art quilt honors the Dalai Lama's joy, wisdom, and sense of humor, as well as his playful interest in Western culture and film. And it explores the archetypes of the journey home through connections with one of the most beloved films ever made, "The Wizard of Oz."

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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