Dear Friends, It is very early Sunday morning here in Queens. The skies are overcast and I have just heard the faint peel of the bells of a church in the distance. The birds are quiet this morning and the volume of traffic is much lower than on weekdays. These two conditions make it hard … Continue reading Tedious Work
Dear Friends, Despite the fact that it is early on Sunday morning, the traffic outside my window allows me to remember quickly that I am not in sunny Atenas right now but in Queens! It is sunny here also and the repeated trills of a tiny yellow warbler who is attracted to city living (or … Continue reading Return to Classes!
Dear Friends, A beautiful, serene morning greets me today. I have just spent a minute on the terrace watching a skilled hummingbird hover and fly backwards as it feeds on the nectar of flowers or catches an insect in the air. I envy their aerial lifestyle for a second but the heat of the tiles … Continue reading From Allegro to Lento
Dear Friends, It is a little cloudy this morning, not unusual for this time of the year, and I hope we get some very needed rain today, but not until after we have had an opportunity to get outside to enjoy the rest from weekday obligations and Saturday shopping with gratitude and gentle movement. Atenas … Continue reading A Different Angle
Dear Friends, Welcome to the first Sunday in August. Today in Costa Rica, we are celebrating the the Virgin of the Angels (Virgen de Los Angeles), the official patron of our country. Millions of pilgrims have already made their journey to the Basilica in Cartago as a demonstration of their devotion to La Negrita with … Continue reading Community Resilience