HA: Okay, This is a little sort of semi-song and semi-telling a story. [Helen Adam sings her own ballad, “Farewell Stranger”, accompanied by Allen on finger cymbals] – “Morning noon and night time/ The sea wind blows the sand/ Wherever I walk wherever I run/ I’m a stranger in this land./ Someone’s walking behind me/ Someone always alone/ Playing a tune with her smiling mouth/ On a flute of splintered bone./ I’m a thousand miles over thirsty land/ To the summer salting sea/ Wherever I walk wherever I run/ There’s a stranger following me./ A window opens above the wave/ … Read More
[Keith Haring ‘untitled, figures representing the aids virus’ May 13, 1989. Water color and ink on paper.]
Taking time out on World AIDS Day, to remember those who didn’t survive and to appreciate how far we’ve come, but to acknowledge, also, how much work is still needed. Far too many children are born with AIDS everyday and it’s within our power to bring those numbers closer to zero.