Moon, Light and Shadow




What Do Children See?

I know I owe my readers a few posts for the A to Z Challenge but I just had to share my new article on Upful Journal:

A few minutes before Maracas Bay, I stopped at a little roadside stall which sold savoury sweets and pickled fruits. I said hello to the lady and the two young boys with her, asking for my usual pepper pineapple, and ordered a potato pie from her TODAY chalkboard menu. While she ‘went in the back’ to make the pie for me, the older boy, probably around nine years of age, looked up at me.

“You reaching as far as Maracas Beach? I could get a drop?”

My first reaction was surprise. I was a stranger to him! ”Where’s your family?” I asked.

“Here, but I just going there by my grandfather,”

The rest of my story can be found here. I hope you enjoy it and do explore. Upful Journal, an independent online journal with the vision of uniting Trinidad and Tobago as a community based on a mindful, positive, compassionate attitude and way of living, is all about sharing – sharing views, insights, expertise and opinions, but with a positive spin.

I will be back later tonight with my missing W, X and Y posts for the A to Z. Cheers!

Love and Light,




Recurrence of 555

There’s an upsurge again. 555 everywhere I look: On my mobile, my alarm clock, even my blog stats.
My two previous posts about the recurrence of 555 are still the most popular posts on my blog and receive the most hits per day. I’m more than a little curious about the number of people worldwide who are noticing 555 simply because of what this sequence represents.
In numerology 555 refers to new directions, excitement, change and adventure. Seeing, or more correctly, noticing 555 often is a reminder that change is a natural part of life’s flow and not something to become stressed or worried about, and especially not something to resist.
If you’d like to share I’m willing to listen: Why did you search for 555?
More about the meaning of 555 can be found at these links:

Like Mother Like Daughter

Snapshot of a section of my Mom’s bookshelf! I’m in West Palm Beach for Christmas with family, using my Mom’s dinosaur of a computer to post. But no worries, I like dinosaurs. Off for our morning walk! Have a great Sunday folks!

The Last Rainbow

As it was written so it has come to pass.
Wrapped in a hemp jacket, on a plane
bound for a destination away from his heart.
Raindrops collect tears on small oval windows,
gaining momentum and down they roll.
There’ll be no more talk of rare moonbows.
Sobs choked back and all ascend.
With a deep breath the time has come.
It’s now or never, Amber’s off the shelf.
A noonday sun casts a shadow
On the misty gray retreating clouds below:
An aircraft encircled in a spectrum halo.
A rainbow’s reminder and promise:
Thank you for being you.
To be anything else is to be so much less.
As it was written so it shall be:
Today a new story will be chosen.
It was always mine: The story of Me.

Synchronicity of 555?

I’ve been curious about something for the past few months: for the past couple of years my two most popular posts used to be about the islands of Krakatoa and Anuk Krakatoa, but over the past few months my posts titled: The Significance of 5:55 has been a steady favourite. There seems to be a sharp increase in the number of people conducting online searches for the meaning for 555 or 5:55.
In numerology 555 refers to new directions, excitement, change and adventure. Seeing, or more correctly, noticing 555 often is a reminder that change is a natural part of life’s flow and not something to become stressed or worried about, and especially not something to resist. I especially liked two particular interpretations when I googled 555 earlier this year:
You have called this number to you because you have changed your inner beliefs and attitudes. You desire change in your life whether it be in your relationships, home life, career or another area. It is coming very soon. Be in a place of allowing and receive what is on the way to you. This is an exciting time. You have already done much of the inner work and have drawn this to you. Numerology-555
You are in for a major change in your life. This could be any type of change and could seem negative at first glance. Maybe there are reasons it is time for you to move…necessary for you to move but you haven’t been getting your butt in gear. Change comes whether you cooperate with it or not. So possibly if you resisted the change of needing to move then possibly the change will come in the form of being required to move without a choice. At first it all may seem disastrous and negative but could lead to the positive change that is needed. Meaning of 555
On Sunday while I was getting dressed to meet the girls for dinner, I saw 5:55 on my phone and immediately thought of the meaning and this post as I’ve been intending to write about the number of hits my 555 blogpost gets. I’ve been saying for sometime that so many people I know have been making huge changes in their lives. It’s been happening for a couple of years now. It’s almost as if once people identify what they want to change, they find out that they possess reserves of strength and the will to make those changes happen.I’ve been reading about these changes from my fellow bloggers and in the news. Makes me a little wide eyed when I think about the possibilities of all of this. It’s almost as if the world is changing dramatically as far as human thinking and will goes. Then with my 555 post becoming popular just because more and more people are seeing noticing 555 is more than a little thrilling. Global synchronicity perhaps?

Writing On The Wall

Last night I went with a friend to the opening of Paprika, a restaurant and lounge which was celebrating their new location. We arrived early and explored the many rooms. As expected, the décor was an eclectic and artistic mix, with so many interesting and unusual items. I could’ve spent hours there and not have enough time to notice everything. But, this bit of wall art caught my eye as soon as I walked down the hallway to the restrooms.

It’s a pretty good idea having these on the wall where you might end up standing in line to the loo. 
This one I liked the most:

The Warrior Poet Awakes

Cold soles tread across sun warmed tiles
As my mind treads murky water.
A half moon rises to scale these walls,
Are you to be my muse?
Lights twinkle at me across the way
Reminding me a new saviour is born.
There is no need of one this time
As the cursor blinks at magic hour.

Magical World

Thank you for sharing my Month of Calvin & Hobbes. Now grab a friend and go explore! It’s a magical world out there!

Love and light!

In celebration of the release of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes on November 13th 2012, I’ve decided that November is My Month of Calvin. I’ll be featuring my favourite panels with that lovable, precocious, and philosophical six year old and his tiger. Enjoy! All my Calvin & Hobbes posts can be viewed here.

Angel’s Rainbow

Last evening I met a friend for a drink and he pointed out this rainbow to me. I managed to line it up with a decorative Angel installed by the restaurant for Christmas. Then, this morning, I actually drove through a rainbow on my way to work. It was a very strange experience, almost as if, I wasn’t real. Have any of you ever driven through a rainbow?

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