on, being poor

Being poor, I used to think, Was what those kids in Africa were. Seeing as I was told copious amounts of times, that they didn’t have anything to eat. So i should be grateful. Grateful, I wasn’t. Wasn’t poor. [ note: there was no hint of … they were dispossessed people … dispossessed of their…

mauri of me #16 ~ the tipuna

I am grateful for my hands. I have my Nan’s hands. And my Mama’s hands. They’re my hands. We have strong hands.

mauri of me #1 ~ my Nan

I am made up of many nuances … some of which come from those that have loved Me; those whose genetics I carry. We all have these … I guess some we may not have known, but I’m pretty sure they’re there; lurking in the background. For Me, one such lovely creation, is my maternal…

365 reasons to smile ~ 224.

224. We had some sad news last night … and I’m struggling to find something to smile about. I get that it’s not all smiles and cheese balls all the time. And strangely enough, as I’ve made my way through this little project, its gotten easier to smile at something, well to notice it anyway…

time matters

the circle of t i m e it ticks past it ticks present it ticks future and i roam through them all all states of t i m e looking for what matters really what is it that is so different so now that it matters so much more than it did yesterday or will…

moving day gratitude

Tomorrow is the mokos (and their parents) moving day … to the BIG house. .. that’ll fit them all in … with the pool … and no more mildew or damp … with heating .. .and ventilation … and a lawn … a big lawn … and a bedroom each … and one of those…

just a thought

when we’re taught ‘please’ and ‘thankyou’ , what is that for really who is that for really . am i supposed to be begging for something and then grateful when i get it ? thats fucked up .

365 reasons to smile ~ 185.

185. I woke up this morning and was sitting outside in this freezing cold weather … as I do … and I had another one of those ‘moments’… Where I feel grateful and appreciative of where I am … who I am … right now. Even though shits been a little rough over the last…