I might have mentioned in my last post that through the birthing of my latest project I actually got to take a trip. My project took me back to the land of my birth, the beautiful island of Dominica located in the center of the Caribbean Sea. For the past month and a bit I have been walking the old roads of my youth…walking past my old high school, the house where I spent most of my afternoons after coming home from primary school, the Bayfront that gave me solace in my years of teenage angst.
It’s been quite the journey, just yesterday I was saying to a friend that when you are young things seem so much bigger or is it that when you get older everything shrinks a little? Hills that seemed too steep, roads that seemed unending all seem to be less challenging to climb, less far to walk…
Some things though remain the same; That Dominica is referred to as the Nature Island of the Caribbean is by no means a cliche..
Being here has brought me an understanding of what it means to feel the natural universe. In Dominica I see how people live with nature. Having been in Canada for the past years where everything has to be designed and tamed it is amazing being in this country where people simply allow nature to grow un-coiffed! They take what they need from the land and leave the rest to grow in pleasant abandon. Nature is ALIVE here! Every time I step out on the balcony I hear her, I feel her, I see her and that for me is truly a blessed healing!
I believe strongly in divine moments and journeys, as in we are where we are meant to be for as long as we are meant to be there. I truly feel like I am having a divine moment right now in my life, that I am here to learn and relearn, in essence I came back to go forward!
Till then I am yours….
A Traveling Black Chick
(all pics by LH -thanks to Media House for Camera use and training lololol)
- Dominica: The Nature Island (turcanin.wordpress.com)
- Show more appreciation for Dominican writers – Justice Dr. Irving Andre (dominicanewsonline.com)
- Eden and Satan Meet at Dominica’s Botantical Gardens (susanmcdanielcruisenews.wordpress.com)