|Driving on the Lefthand Side of the Road; First time for everything|
|Coki Beach Morning Overlook|
While history was being made (2021 U.S. Presidential Inauguration), I was off discovering new lands. You know, the part of our history, geography, psychology, ethics and literature studies that is never taught, written or spoken of grades K - 12? I can recall learning the song "One Love" by Bob Marley in Choir, the vague mentioning of sugarcane as the islands' main crop and then of course there was my childhood best-friend--Danielle who is Jamaican.
Divide and Conquer is one of the oldest tricks in the book, that the Mbotu used to entrap, enslave and oppress the peoples of Africa. As it was then--and still is today, a form of weaponry used to delineate people from knowing themselves--so I make it my business as a Traveler to do just that.
|visitors remaining socially distant.|
|pouring fresh Tamarind Juice|
|the best hospitality is found in the islands|
the vibrant colors of the Shacks & Stores you visit.
I'm in the US Virgin Islands. Of all places, who would've thought I'd be bold enough to ditch the country during Inauguration Week and fly.....far away from the mobs, mischief and mayhem. But it was called for, despite the global concern about the spread of CO_VID19. This is truly what my Spirit Woman has been asking for, me be taken over by the water and allow the its sound, movement--the sea breeze and connection to the Moon to work it's = magic through me.
|in the Library of the UVI Cultural Center|
It's like the Angels and Ancestors are there safeguarding their globetrotting children, the ones who are bold enough to reclaim territory and see the world--it's something that our Ancestors did not have the privilege nor the freedom to do. A birthright. I learned early on in college being exposed to different culture, races and creed that the path of resilience is not always in the fight but in the faith and the ability to forgive.