Poem: Our Moon (the video). written & recited by Natasha Devalia Music: Cascading Sakuras composed & played by Leila Kassar Footage: Nok Chuanpit, Santosh Perla Video Artist: Nok Chuanpit
Category: Following the music…
Downstairs from our apartment there are a number of small speakers dotted around the garden, playing traditional Chinese music from the 80’s. L and R discovered them. They hang out close to the music, sometimes dance, sit and listen, and wave their hands around conducting the musicians. They go from one speaker to the next.
At Tesco, Ullapool (The Scottish Highlands)
This August we resumed our yearly weeklong summer holiday in the Scottish highlands. It’s a place one might consider as being “in the middle of nowhere,” that is of course if you are not from there. If however, you are from there, it’s quite likely the center of the world. We fall into the category … Continue reading At Tesco, Ullapool (The Scottish Highlands)
It’s becoming more real As it comes closer and closer The virus, Both physically and from the personal stories Of those we love And their loved ones The blue waters, The green valleys How peaceful, How paradoxical They whisper, “keep calm” And they remind us, “this is the way of nature.” But the nerves are … Continue reading How Paradoxical…
Together our Hearts Beat
Time for change, pandemics can do that Readily force us out of routine A new social order is soon to befall Tapping our feet to inaudible drums Together our hearts beat Dum da dum da dum da dum Here we are it’s 2020 Wearing gloves, masks, and hand gel Socially responsible, that’s the game Tapping … Continue reading Together our Hearts Beat
The Magical Unicorns: A Poem by Leila Rose Kassar
She sat on the bed and was rehearsing something. All of a sudden she recited this poem of hers. Leila is quite the dramatic one! Proud mummy moment: A poem by Leila Rose Kassar The Magical Unicorns High above the ground, I sailed. Helplessly. Helplessly. Floating along in my abandoned boat. Help! Help! In the … Continue reading The Magical Unicorns: A Poem by Leila Rose Kassar
9 Years and Moving to the Beat
9 years ago today Maher and I got married. In Montreal. We were amidst close family and friends - a party we won't forget. Guajira - I Love U 2 Much There was dancing - from barefoot in the rain with Yerba Buena at the jazz fest, the garba and dandiya raas non-stop night, to … Continue reading 9 Years and Moving to the Beat
Hip Hop Stories
Me: Today is Saturday. Do you have school today? L & R : NO!!! Me: Hey, Anna goes to a hip hop dance class on Saturdays. I think it's a lot of fun. Do you guys want to go with her today? Leila: I already know hip hop. It's on one foot. But I only … Continue reading Hip Hop Stories
Mama, Malaki is a Spider!
Malaki Paul is a brave little boy who goes straight to the hearts of the judges and audience at Britain's Got Talent 2012. He feels what he sings. Partway through the audition he breaks into tears. A teary hug from his "best mum in the world," and he starts his song again, and he sings … Continue reading Mama, Malaki is a Spider!
Lauryn Hill / Hush Little Baby
Winter Wonderland with a bit of Salsa : A Guest Post by Paty Melendez
(As part of the series: A Monday Morning Guest Post in Multicultural Mothering) Patricia: I was born in the Dominican Republic to a Dominican mom and Peruvian dad. I left DR when I was six years old and grew up in many countries around the world, mainly in Latin America but also in Africa and … Continue reading Winter Wonderland with a bit of Salsa : A Guest Post by Paty Melendez