BETE, ORIGINAL ART By Lisa Shirk

BETE, ORIGINAL ART By Lisa Shirk

DID I PACK MY NAIL CLIPPERS By Faye Yu

DID I PACK MY NAIL CLIPPERS By Faye Yu

FORESHADOWINGS OF ETERNAL HOME By John Lawrence Gillis

FORESHADOWINGS OF ETERNAL HOME
By John Lawrence Gillis

A GENUINE CHUNK OF KENTUCKY By Grace Winkler care of Natasha Kolar  

A GENUINE CHUNK OF KENTUCKY
By Grace Winkler care of Natasha Kolar

 

THE NIGHTINGALE By Ron Ivey

THE NIGHTINGALE By Ron Ivey

HOME By Haig Shishmanian

HOME By Haig Shishmanian

FLOWER By Anonymous

FLOWER By Anonymous

Introduction: Home - By LISA TREACY

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”

― Maya Angelou, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

DC is a city of contradictions. There are the transitories - they’re people who ebb and flow through the diagonal state streets; the ones who gain another few lines on their resumes before being carried away by the Potomac. There are the returners - they’re the ones for whom the District is a fixed point from where they lean and stretch on global adventures, coming back every few years to critique the new bars and restaurants. There are the lifers - born, schooled, worked, married, bred, retired, died, all within the 68 square miles. There are the blowins - the ambassadors from every nation on this sweet earth driving the city.

The challenge and invitation of DC is how to make it home. It’s a city open to abuse and manipulation; segregation and divisions. With such divergent perspectives and relationships, can it ever be a place of safe belonging, personal transformation, and familial growth?

Macalla comes from a group of people who are trying to work out what ‘Home’ looks like. We are attempting to salve the ache for a safe place by welcoming each other as we are. And by grace, with great love, we call each other to belong and be transformed.
This spring edition shows ‘Home’ as people, places, and perspectives. We trust that you will hear an echo of your own homes as you sit with us a while.