As the new year washed over me and rolled on by to February, it left the refrain of the traditional New Year’s chorus ‘Auld lang syne’ replaying on the shores of my mind. I looked up the words and was compelled by them to follow where their inspiration led me in … Continue reading “Going Back Home” – Pt. 3a: Dining to the tune of ‘Auld Lang Syne’
As my eyes glanced over the Christmas curios on the shelf in Hobby Lobby, I reminded myself, “Only stuff of the true Christmas”. It has become my safeguard against the wanton spending I am tempted to engage in at this time of year. I rehearsed under my breath as I browsed: … Continue reading Lights are for Shining!
‘Sight-seeing’ in the land of your birth, as a visiting migrant, is a whole different ball-game. Every little thing becomes infused with significance — every bus stop, corner or fence a landmark; every tree, every flower, every fruit an event to re-live, an incident to memorialize...
I promised in early August to do a weekly post chronicling highlights of my trip home to Jamaica, taken at the end of July 2018, BUT I forgot to add 'Deo Volente' (God Willing)! Well, life happened, as they say, complicated by schedule-altering transitions. Nonetheless, here at last: "Going Back Home" (in four parts); 'Deo … Continue reading “Going Back Home” – Pt. 1: Why you can’t ‘Just Do It’