A Tapestry of Poems, Letters & Reflections

A Tapestry of Poems, Letters & Reflections2018-06-18T06:12:30+00:00
In honor of the 10th anniversary of Michael’s death, we wish to evoke Michael’s presence through images, videos, words, poems, art, performance and reflections.   Please fill out our contribution form here  and we will do our best to post them here.

Music

Michael Castelli (Middlebury Vermont) wrote this song as a tribute to Michael.

Poems & Reflections

 

Michael, now that you are absent
But implicit, proofs of your genius and warmth
Are sprouting everywhere

Michael, it’s a new Spring that none of us wanted
To see without you
To build new places on which to stand
To form archipelagos, and then,

Continents of meaning to sustain your work
Discovering better identities
In gardens and stories of possibility, everywhere

Michael, you gave us the new earth

The plowed fields,
The extraordinary seeds
The particular knowledges
The planting maps
All fruits of your hard work

Daily, you handed them to us
Patiently explaining
And now,
It’s early Spring, It’s raining
Time once again for the miracle of growth.

Pam Smith
April, 2008

 

Thoughts about Michael after his Death – Pam Burr Smith

‘Re-membering Michael White’ gathering in Hyde Park, Perth Australia

Glorious weather, stunning surroundings. We spoke about the various ways in which we knew Michael…maybe through his writings, videos, training, personally meeting him or being interviewed by him. And the words we shared were heartfelt, humorous and delightful. So uplifting…an uplifting of valued ways of living I hope we grow and hold close for all of us into the future. April 1, 2018, Ian Percy

Personal Reflections on the Legacy of Michael White – Linda Moxley

Letters to Michael

 

A Letter to Michael White From India!

Graduates of Ummeed Child Development Center’s Mental Health Training Program share a letter to Michael White at their graduation celebration at Ummeed in Mumbai, India, December 2017. NOTE: Please turn on the English subtitles for greater clarity! This video is Video  from Ummeed Child development Centre Mental Health Training Program. It is provided by The Ummeed Child Development Center in collaboration with Re-Authoring Teaching. Visit ummeed.org and narrativetherapyindia.com to learn more.