Monthly Archives: May 2023

FMM Beam Brightly

“What is a soul? It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room.” ~ Ray Charles. The history of words and language in Jamaica is very complicated, having ingredients from many continents, and left to stew over many centuries.  There is a saying in […]

FMM 5 10 2023 Things we don’t know

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” ~ Carl Rogers. I am the youngest in my family.  I am sure everyone has their opinion of how their sequencing in sibling order has affected their growth and development, and there are books dedicated to that.  Aren’t […]

FMM 5 12 2023 Words of Discomfort

“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” ~ Mother Teresa. When you grow up in a large family, you never seem to have any time to yourself.  Certainly, you wouldn’t have your own bedroom, and there would always be a sibling or two, cousins, friends, to make any event a […]

FMM 5 5 2023 The birds and the trees

“I have forgotten much, but still rememberThe poinsettia’s red, blood-red in warm December.” ~ Claude McKay. Memory is a funny thing.  You never know what will trigger recall of a place, an event, people, even an emotion.  It seems as if the memories are richer, fuller, when they occur spontaneously.  If you set out to […]