This weekend my friend turned 50 and his wife invited friends and family over to celebrate his birthday with him. It was great to see his face when he came home and found us all there, but you could tell when we toasted to the big 5-0 he seemed to be a little shocked to […]Read more "Monday’s Muse: Landslide…"
Certain sounds, or sights will bring back memories so strong that I’ll remember how I felt, how things smelt…. Almost as if I’ve literally been transported back to a different time. When I was pregnant with my second boy, my husband got Dengue Fever and had to be admitted to hospital for days. His platelet […]Read more "Monday’s Muse: Wild World"
We walk through this life behind masks of our making. When we interact with others, we do not always allow them to see the effect their actions truly have on us. To do so would show our weakness. Or allow us to feel emotion we choose not to feel. And to give in to that […]Read more "Monday's Muse – Behind the Mask"
When I was a child, I was exposed to a myriad of traditional local characters that were part of the culture of Carnival here. Born of circumstances where slaves mocked their “owners” and yet deeply associated with the idea of religion vs spiritual temptation, the masks and disguises of these characters could range from comical […]Read more "Monday’s Muse – Moko Jumbies"
Inspired by Mama Kat’s interview of her own kids and based on Scary Mommy’s contest, I thought I’d see what kind of response I’d get from mine.Boy was I surprised…. Boy, the younger (1st pass)Is mummy a scary mummy?Yes.Why?No, you’re not scary I was just playing. (Giggle.)Mummy doesn’t do anything scary?No! Do you? I dunno! (Giggle.)Boy, the olderIs […]Read more "Monday's Muse – Perspective"
I woke up this morning and looked at my three sleeping children. I studied their little faces before they woke up and got involved in the issues of the day. Little princess. You have already brought so much positive change and joy to our lives. They do say that good things come in small packages. […]Read more "Monday's Muse – I'll be there"
This song has been playing in my head for the past few days. I thought I’d use it for Flashback Friday this week, but the truth is that it’s not a flashback for most of you. This is a calypso performed by King Austin in 1980 but it is timeless. And the lyrics seem hauntingly […]Read more "Monday’s Muse – Progress"
There’s not much I can add to my muse today – it is so eloquent in words both spoken and unspoken. I will say this – Cat Stevens is one of my favourite performers of all time. He sang with the passion and emotion of a true artist, and in this song he captures the […]Read more "Monday's Muse – Father and Son"
With your sister’s first birthday just 2 weeks away, you’d probably expect this to be about her. But this is about you, my oldest child. And me, struggling to be the best mother to you that I can. You amaze me. You are so generous with your kindness and your smile lights up a room. […]Read more "Monday's Muse – Reflections"
There’s something about the love of a child. Something in the way that eyes light up, when Daddy enters a room. In soft peaceful breath on Mummy’s breast when drifting off to dreamland. Words unspoken that whisper their faith in you. The trusting casual way a tiny hand, slipped into a larger one -cracked and […]Read more "Monday's Muse – Something about a child's love"