Sifting through nostalgia
Dreading the absence of something that has yet to be absent
At dusk, some of the locals light a fire… I’m not sure why but some say it’s to ward off the mosquitos.
But the smell, something about the smell that the fire brings at dusk
mixed with the delicate ingredients that make up the sweet fragrance of Indonesia
speaks to every trace of my being
And even though I am still here…
I lay here listening to the thunder roll, gazing at lightning’s fury thrash about the sky and watching the rain as it murders the fires, forcing them to reignite in their wildest dreams…
I trace my steps back to Indonesia
where the fires breathe their idea of love back inside
the spirit-soaked, dusk sky of Indonesia
encircling your body is love
God blessed be your journey
Establishing & reiterating gratitude daily
bequeathed a crown of roses
fine-tuned to the whispers
facilitator to the predestined steps
God blessed be your destiny
My body is like a tree:
The veins in my feet being the roots
My arms being the branches
My body embodying the trunk
and my hair being her glorious leaves
God blessed be your angelic eyes
oh, the eyes that provide the windows to the soul
May the angels in your eyes heal many souls
Gold & silver tusked elephants guarding the portal to the spirit realm
God blessed be your womb which holds the key to glory
We had a lot of fun with Earth Day today. All of the kids had a good time making things out of plastic.
I was a leopard for Earth day and a colleague from work, Sally, did my face paint. Thanks, Sally!
The beautiful Andreea featured above is modeling the plastic and paper bracelet I made and the “sooo cute” lady bug that she made!
And Miss V dressed as Mother Earth herself in her magnificent red paint and lovely batik clothing.
~V, you did such a good job organizing and executing Earth Day. You’re such a gift and an inspiration.