Category Archives: Europe

Remembering….

I’m in Bourgogne for Remembrance Day this year. Everyone here has been touched by the wars, although few will talk about it. Perhaps this is why the French have erected the ubiquitous monuments and plaques commemorating the violence of the … Continue reading

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PARIS…reprise….

‘It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’, Churchill said of Russia in 1939. Paris, on the other hand, seems to me an oxymoron carved out of a paradox, draped in a conundrum…. Duality in its most … Continue reading

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The Magic of Malta

 Malta, for me, was a reconnection with the mystical and mythological…a whirlwind visit that I imagine I am still digesting ( https://dawnbramadat.wordpress.com/letters-from-europe/). While wandering around one of many temple sites, having made my offerings and said my prayers, I struck up … Continue reading

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Tales of the Mermaid

She was waiting for me as I drifted into the Dreamtime, a deep chuckle preceding her blue-green iridescence and a sense of sisterhood… “Of course you know me”, I heard, continuing an inner conversation of which my mind had been … Continue reading

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Return, again….

The night sweats that come with my age are one thing. Dripping perspiration while going through customs and having one’s bags searched, however, is a whole other kettle of fish.  My family and I are used to being `randomly` searched … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Land

The lame pheasant wobbles and hops his way through the pigeons and the rabbits as the dogs watch nonchalantly. I can see the horse field down the lane from where I sit, and send my thoughts especially to the white … Continue reading

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The Fractal’s Edge

This work that we’ve been doing, Catherine, Agnes, Selma and I, has been spinning around some very focused themes. In Rome, it centred mostly on our historical inheritance of violence and the complementary veneration of suffering. Churches, statues and piazzas at every … Continue reading

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