Category Archives: Holidays

Mother’s Day




Happy Mothers Day – Be a good Mother to yourself.

Colored Toys

When I bring to you colored toys, my child,

I understand why there is such a play of colors on clouds, on water,

and why flowers are painted in tints

—when I give colored toys to you, my child.


When I sing to make you dance

I truly know why there is music in leaves,

and why waves send their chorus of voices to the heart of the listening earth

—when I sing to make you dance.


When I bring sweet things to your greedy hands

I know why there is honey in the cup of the flowers

and why fruits are secretly filled with sweet juice

—when I bring sweet things to your greedy hands.


When I kiss your face to make you smile, my darling,

I surely understand what pleasure streams from the sky in morning light,

and what delight that is that is which the summer breeze brings to my body

—when I kiss you to make you smile.

Rabindranath Tagore


Pinatas – Cinco de Mayo

Français : Poste - États-Unis - Cinco de Mayo
Français : Poste – États-Unis – Cinco de Mayo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I saw this picture of the anatomy of a pinata in my igoogle homepage in a rss feed from designer-daily this morning and it made me laugh. The creativity and out of the box perception of people amazes and amuses me. This is my homage to Cinco de Mayo. This celebration of Mexican heritage and pride is held on May 5th. There were local observences but I did not get to them this year. We had a pinata for my daughter’s 8th birthday. It was so hard to break that one child at a time could not break it. So we tried letting the children with sticks try to break it in mass. I soon realized that someone would end up with a concussion from the flying sticks. So a male friend did the honor for us but it took him quite a few tries to get the candy to fall. Talk about things being anti-climatic! I love the idea of a pinata. Any reason to get together and dance and sing works for me.