Dear Friends and Fellow Travellers,
When we wuz teens, my mother decide that she 2 daughters must see something of the world. She take me and me sister off to London, then to Canada. Even though it rain most of the whole darn time in London, we did see some marvelous sights. Canada been cold and brown, but we had a fairly good time. I got some happy memories.
Over the years, Ma return to London a few times by sheself, visiting me big brother and he li'l family in England.
Every now and then, she would say to me, We gon go to London again.
And these days now, away from she lovely native land, she does say too, I gon go to Guyana again.
She does talk, with longing in she voice, about the people we gon visit, and how we gon go to the seawall, sit in the morning sun and watch the light play on the waves. We gon go to the Pegasus Hotel, nestle under the trees and drink coconut water. We gon...
I write with sorrow down to me core, that the pain in Ma back is worse. All she can do is rest.
She is craving to go outdoors, catch the beauty and fill she spirit with the sunlight, watch leaves skitter, and flowers flutter.
Look, some o' the places we been walking here in Florider.
|One bleak Saturday afternoon, it was oh so wonderful, strolling with Ma, and dreaming.|
|Freezing cold, but the sun was bright and we were happy.|
|One sunny afternoon, cool breeze. We stopped to look at everything.|
|The bike lane was the most magical place of all. Oh, the things we saw!|
|The moss! We would describe it as curtain, as hair, as beard.|
|The birds are not afraid of people. |
But, in a hurry, they would not slow down for us.
Ma is resting now.
The veggies and fruit delivery is here, so I got to wash them, clean the fridge, pack them away.
Ahhh, the never-ending routine of daily life, of pain and longing.
But, as we say, Once there's life, there's hope.
And gratitude. We got food and bed, books and music and films, soap and water, bread and jam and tea, and all kinds of wonderful blessings that we take for granted.
Cheerio for now, my dears.
Plenty loooove, stay safe and happy, neena xxx.