Saturday, March 06, 2010

Sangre Grande



day break--
white egrets fly toward
the sun rising


Twenty two days or so without rain. Dawn shadows playfully cajole the fleeting coolness of another soon to be hot Sunday, scenario, and dew glistens to unseeing eyes; our breaths, having breathed in the morning's coolness, we seat ourselves in the mini bus and head out; Feb 28th 2010 around 5:30 AM; to another of our churches; this year to Sangre Grande; " in the late 1770s, Spanish surveyors who were charting the island for the purposes of creating a map, found that the waters of two of the tributaries of the nearby Oropuche River were red as blood, hence the name Sangre Grande; Our agenda:-- church, workshop, then to Manzanilla beach and back, till next year and another retreat

the bush fire smoke
from the hills of Laventille smogs
the highway traffic


more about Sangre Grande here
2010 Retreat photos here


Retreat posts 2006 to 2009 click the label 'retreat'

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4 Comments:

Blogger Lorraine said...

I'm in awe of your immense talent, beautiful Gillena :)

8:22 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Lorraine

much love
gillena

3:30 AM  
Blogger Lorena said...

Nice story, it's so interesting viewing pieces of other people's lives, and here I thought you were living in an island paradise, well, all places have their plusses and minuses- paradise without hardship, I suppose, exists only in the mind

12:32 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for the visit Lorena

You know some call Trinidad and Tobago a twin island paradise but of course we all know the reality of such a cliche

much love
gillena

1:10 AM  

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