Category Archives: Unforgettable Teachers

WE

We, brown skinned, black skinned, ivory skinned women, We, of upright posture and pearly teeth, We, Sisters who carry the weight of the spirits… Our children….our children, vessels of attempted destruction. We sow, reap, We keep quiet, speak, We hurt, … Continue reading

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Phenomenal Woman

Dressed in white, her image, her wise words, penetrate my ears via you tube. Just hearing her words, in her preacherlike cadence..the words of the poem “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou, makes me grab my heart.  I have listened and looked … Continue reading

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Masako, Where are you?

Masako, The last time I heard your voice you phoned to congratulate me on President Barack Obama’s victory. That has been awhile. I thought so deeply of you two weeks ago I phoned the Eurythmy school in Dornach, Switzerland to inquire about … Continue reading

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Purple, black, white and bohemian in Amsterdam

A true diva doesn’t have to do much.  She mesmerizes by simply being….En route to lunch in Amsterdam, this beauty in black and white stopped me in my tracks.  I thought I had finished shopping until I stumbled across this … Continue reading

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Dear Aunt Joan

Dear Aunt Joan If I could have you here for a day I would drive you to Mariastein in Switzerland If I had to, I would carry you down the steps into the “Grotte” Where legend has it, a small … Continue reading

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SHO’ IS AN UGLY CHILE!

I had an uncle,  my Mom’s older brother, who used to tell me how ugly I am..This is not a “poor me” perspective, just a memory to share.  This troubled memory intertwines with another cherished one, that of my Grandom’s one and only … Continue reading

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NOT SO DRY…..BONES

These dry bones in this castle of 53 years warn me that I shouldn’t attempt that double pirouette when my spine attempts to block, my mind tells it, “not yet” I look at my teacher, an octogenarian of 85 years … Continue reading

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