Rama & Sita

I have been reading a lot about Hinduism of late. Perhaps it’s a way of searching for faith during a difficult time. All I know is that it give me peace to learn. Rama is my ex’s favorite god, an avatar of Vishnu. Rama is noted as an example of strict morality,…

Tapestry of Love

When I love someone, I need to express it in a creative form. What started as a tapestry of love became a journey into Hinduism, a gift for our family and a creative experience like no other. I based the tapestry on a drawing I found online. I had sewn big projects…

Holding Down the Fort

Above: My high energy kids playing. No down time for me… It’s been nearly a month since I’ve returned from Santo Domingo. I came back late on March 24th and the next day was the beginning of Spring Break for my kids. Dive in… Three days after I got back my mom…

Life on High-Definition Video

Above: Dominican Republic carnival When I know I’m leaving for Santo Domingo, at first I feel a panic. Of course I’m thrilled to go, but to leave my kids is hard. They are still so young, so fragile, like tissue paper dolls, and they need my guidance, my defense, and the ferocity…

Multiplicity

Above: M.C. Escher – Relativity Whenever I come to the Dominican Republic I always have such mixed feelings. On the one hand it is so familiar. I lived here 8 years, long enough to learn the language, the culture; long enough to move among the locals without feeling like a tourist. There…