Georgetown University Hospital "The Chaplains" 2011

For the Chaplains of Georgetown University Hospital, this Arts and Healing Project was an invitation to take a break from their busy day and photograph moments of beauty and reflection on the hospital campus.  Curiosity begins as a place of departure.  The journey is as individual as each of us.  The process can be transformative and healing as creative expression evolves.
This experience held surprise for the chaplains as they saw their surroundings in a new light.  When asked to create a lasting image, taking time to photograph provided the opportunity to explore, feel emotion and wonder, reflect and offer inspiration by looking at the familiar in a new way.  Their photographs and reflections share a paused moment.  Photographs are on exhibit in the Atrium Gallery in the Lombardi Center.

 Photo: ©2011 Chaplain Answai T. White, B.S., MDiv

Photo: ©2011 Chaplain Answai T. White, B.S., MDiv

"The Rose"

I have dreamed many dreams that never came true, I have seen them all fade away at dawn.  But I have realized enough of my dreams and thanking God, to make me want to  dream on.  I have prayed many prayers, but no answers came, though I waited so patiently and long. But enough answers came to many of my prayers to keep me on my knees.  I have trusted a few friends who failed, and left me to cry alone, But I have found a friend to be true, that makes me keep trusting on. I have scattered many seeds that fell by the way for the birds to feast upon, but I still have many precious seeds in my hands To make me keep sowing.  I have drank the cup of disappointment and pain, and gone many days without a thought or song, but I have sipped enough of the sweet nectar from the rose of life, to make me want to live on. 

 Photo: ©2011 Chaplain Answai T. White, B.S., MDiv

Photo: ©2011 Chaplain Answai T. White, B.S., MDiv

"Leap of Faith" 
Taking a Leap of Faith requires trust in the Universe, and trust in yourself!
Taking a courageous leap of faith can lead to the best adventures of your life.
Reject fear, embraces exhilaration!
Know that you will be guided by your instincts and energy from the Universe.
When you take that leap of faith, your heart and mind become clear and you body becomes healthy.
Nothing will stand in your way.  Your path is wide open, your journey is filled with love.
Your world becomes fresh and exciting.  While ignoring others negative energy and embracing only the positive!
This enables you to find your heart's desire as you enjoy each leap toward your destiny.
Seek what you desire, learn from each step and leap with love and trust in yourself.