Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I Am Who I Am.






18 to 21 are my favourite days before Christmas, I have always liked those days, even more in Europe, but it started in Trinidad.

I well remember the excitement of Christmas in Port of Spain, Trinidad; we lived on a hill, so it was lovely seeing people putting up lights on their homes below us.

Great to see that was still happening, when I visited in 1997; then the decorations were truly wonderful, funny seeing so much billowing fake snow in gardens in the baking heat of the midday sun.

There were lots of houses with Santa with sleigh plus reindeer, some were really too small, but that did not stop anyone, it was an amazing sight.

So glad I got back to my beautiful island in the sun, it was the best thing for me, I had many questions about where I came from.

Being there in 1997 gave me myself back, that’s how it felt, and it was truly wonderful to meet cousins, and their kids as well as my favourite auntie Josephine.

In 1997 I rediscovered my roots, my background, it truly helped me feel more me, more happy and understanding where i am from, that was aso important to know where I was born and why and how I am who I am.

5 comments:

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings......
I too lived on a hill. This time is crazy fun, lots of work too, preparing the house, shopping, baking, paranging. Bring out the black cake, sweetbread, gingerbeer, sorrel, rum punch, punchacreama, fresh baked bread....

saying that I have to make bread either later tonight or tomorrow.

take care,
stay blessed.
rhapsody

Travelogue for the Universe said...

Nice ring! Great Photo and story of your roots. Have a great week. Love, Mary

Webster said...

It's true - there's no place like home. Glad you had a chance to revisit yours when you were still well. And Richie did good, girlfriend! Also, I like your tie-died tee shirt. It really suits you, and seems festive.

KParthasarathi said...

There is nothing like reliving old memories when we visit our old places.Thanks for the picture.

Herrad said...

hi rhapsody
wish i could visit sounds like good food and fun.

hi mary,
thanks you too.

hi webster,
me too, its quit some place.

hi kp,
nothing like it, i agree.

thanks you lovely friends for coming by and sharing these memories.
love herrad