Tag Archives: Africa

FMM 7 19 19 Mythomania

“The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.” ~ Carl Jung. My first introduction to the panoply of Greek gods and goddesses was in first form (sixth grade) in my Jamaican high school.  We were decked out in our shiny new uniforms, proud of […]

FMM 9 7 18 Raising the Bar

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~  Nelson Mandela. My father-in-law was a character. He was well known in the village where he lived, for he was loud, he did […]

FMM 2 9 18 Fusion not Fission

“Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world… Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.”~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. I am not sure how old I was when I started dancing.  I have memories of entertaining one of my aunts with my version of ballet, self-accompanied (some […]

FMM 1 15 16 Each Perfect Moment

“Rage, rage, against the dying of the light” ~ Dylan Thomas In one of life’s perfect ironies, at a time when I am awash in a sea of emotions, I am also full of a cold.  Not surprising that my body should find a way to remind me to slow down, take better care of […]

FMM 1 1 16 One World One People

Guest FMM by Jabari I Powell “I hate math, but more accurately – I do not love division.” ~ #JonesGeneHumor HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Today is the beginning of a New Year, a symbol for new beginnings.  Often on this day we resolve to make our own personal changes and hope to keep true to them […]

FMM 8 1 14 We are One

“One day there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags and no countries and the only passport will be the heart” ~ Carlos Santana I come from a line of nomads.  People who left their ancestral lands in search of opportunities, vocations, a living, a dream.  My grandmother was born in Patagonia (Argentina), a cruel landscape […]

FMM 4 12 13 ‘It is what it is.’ Or is it?

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” ~Reinhold Niebuhr. Several things have happened recently to remind me how important your attitude to your life is. It may take us a while before we learn how to deal […]

FMM 3 15 13 The meaning of life

The sight of the night sky filled with stars is enough to stop you in your tracks and wonder ‘what does it all mean?’ I got my first view of a tropical sky, far away from the city lights from the deck of an ocean liner. I was seven years old; the family was on […]