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Art as Ritual - a Search for Meaning

This is attributed to Pablo Picasso – The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.  

Picasso was well aware of the importance of self-expression, as these words indicate. 452 more words


Pregnancy in Canada & Japan - raised eyebrows and new traditions

Being pregnant is one of those wonderful mysteries that anyone can share. From strangers at the grocery store eying your big belly and smiling (or running away) to relatives pestering you to make more babies, it’s an experience that is very public. 864 more words

Mixing Cultures

This is Loss. This is Grief.

It has been a year.

I can’t believe it has already been a year.  I have survived a year full of more pain and heartache than most will have in their lifetime; but I am still here, still hoping. 1,038 more words

Christmas in July

Merry Christmas in July, friends! Now, this may seem a little silly BUT I am a Christmas fanatic and waiting to celebrate only once a year just doesn’t seem enough! 206 more words


Looking for Roots

Pictures have a way of inspiring my writing and this one in particular speaks volumes.

This is what the artist, Nyree Reynolds, says about her wonderful painting. 330 more words


Stupid cultural practices designed to invert/subvert the earlier intention

In no particular order:

1) Meat off a hook, hanging on tenterhooks – oops I mean ‘Garudan Thookam’:

Aka – insulting the root Goddess, as usual, and doing it through torture. 1,227 more words

Time And Culture