Sunday, August 13, 2017

"Nothing is permanent but change" Heraclitus

Someone told me recently, "There is nothing new after a certain age, nothing really changes and if changes, it changes for the worst." That made me think of how many new things happened during past year, how many things I am doing for the first time in my life.

  • It is the first time I am living by the ocean, and can swim every day because the weather is warm all year around.
  • It is the first time we live in the country where there is no need to learn a new language (I still learnt basic Haitian, but it is mostly work trappings.).
  • It is the first time I regularly go to the yoga studio, where instructions are in English (and what a thrill it is ! I even tried aerial yoga, and yes, for the first time)
  • It is the first time we live without our older son who started college.
  • It is the fist time I have my own car and drive on the left side of the road.
  • It is the first time I have to visit prisoners, identify the bodies, and speak with grief stricken people on the regular basic.
  • It is the first time invoking of a higher power became a necessity in order to withstand the above. 
  • It is the first time I notice that I worry less and less about what people think of me.

The constant in all this is my yoga practice. Like a raft it keeps me afloat.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


The rain came through and now
The clouds are reflecting in the roads,
As if the Earth and Heaven became one.
What joy!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Random musing.

It seems like my  plants are doing their best when I leave them alone, as soon as I start paying attention to them, they loose their will to live. Perhaps, I stumbled on a new live strategy...

Monday, June 5, 2017

Power of Music

It is said that life is measured not by the numbers of breaths we take but by the numbers of moments that take our  breath away.Listening to this piece was one of these moments..

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Random quote for every occasion...

"The best time of day to repot is when you're in a good mood and have some time to yourself. The second best time of day is when you're in a bad mood and have some time to yourself. The worst time of day is when you're pressed for time and don't feel like repotting." 

Found on this site.

Friday, December 30, 2016

It is January!

Hard to believe when you are surrounded by this sky, by this water, by this sand...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Returning to Normal

The title of my blog "Changes and Colours" mirrors the constant motives of my life: changes - small every day ones, and big - like moving to another country, and colours (or appreciatio of beauty) - in which I find my grounding. As soon as I find myself reveling in the beauty of my surroundings, noticing small delights here and there - I know that everything will work out.

 Welcome to Bahamas!

Morning Light
Grounding in Vrksasana (Tree Pose)

Finding Grace in Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance Pose)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Heading Towards the Light

This is such a slow, endless rise from the depth of the Dupont Circle, it always thrills me.

"You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in" Arlo Guthrie

Back in DC

I saw something exquisite today that took my breath away....

The Veiled Nun
c. 1860, marble
National Art Gallery, DC

The Veiled Nun

The Veiled Nun

Madonna and Sleeping Child
marble, c. 1500/1510
North Italian (Possible Veronese), National Art Gallery, DC

And then, I saw something that cracked me up...

Madonna and Child
oil on panel, c.1496/1499
Albrecht Durer
German (1471-1528)

Fragment Madonna and Child

Pay attention to fingers position. Yep, I am easily amused.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Interesting Discoveries

Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love,” - this quote by Rilke starts yet another beautifully written and illustrated post of Maria Popova at her blog brainpickings. This time she looks at the subject of our mortality through the prism of the children book “Duck, Death and the Tulip.” If you are interested in literature, history, philosophy, or art and haven't discovered her blog, you certainly should take a look.