Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Savvy 15


Grenada golf course image from google

revisit Sunday Savvy 14


Sunday and the culture of reward: I remember myself as an adult going on vacation and spending time at an uncle's house in Grenada. While he was at work i busied myself with the natural spoils of Grand Anse beach; the beautiful white sands, the glass clear waters, the shade of the sea grape trees; since i'm not very daring, i stayed on the sand and watched the water skiers, and the small yacht like gliders; and since i'm one those, of the gift of garb, would gladly indulge in small talk with small walking vendors; and (in those days it was safe to talk to) 'limers' on the beach
And to, i would, go down town shopping, one of my favourite haunts of those days; was the market; where i would buy the most heavenly scented spices ground and sold in packages, or sold whole; cinnamon, cloves, mace - (a fragment kind of tissue which covered the nut of the nutmeg), black pepper, and such like; these i gave as gifts on my return home
Sometimes my uncle would take me out to dinner, our favourite resturant was The Nutmeg on the curve of the Carenage overlooking the waters of the harbour; He would either asked "do you want to go out to eat"; or sometimes he just took the initiative and said "lets go out to dinner"
But i never left Grenada without the weekday promise of "on Sunday we'll go for a drive"; this was always pre-offered, never suggested on the day we actually took that drive; with him pointing out some new construction development; or the already beautiful buildings of scenic Grenada; or a quick drop-in visit some 'pumkin vine' relative in the more distant country side
The point of this story, my uncle James looked on all his neices and nephews as children forever, and the Sunday promise was simply his way of spoiling and indulging us.
But it goes way past my uncle's whimsy; Caribbean people do carry within then a gene of 'Sunday best' so many things were set aside to indulge in on a Sunday which inherently we think would not incur the same kind of satisfaction if done on another day

Sunday savvy -
a golfer's tees nudges
the little white ball

--gillena cox


trying for the ring
three times on the carousel
because it's Sunday

--Adelaide



winter sunday
she wheels her mother
around the mall

--Bill


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6 Comments:

Blogger Adelaide said...

A lovely memory with beautiful descriptions.

trying for the ring
three times on the carousel
because it's Sunday

Adelaide

11:31 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

nice one Adelaide; i'll edit and post it upfront

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday

much love...

12:59 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

winter sunday
she wheels her mother
around the mall

blessings, dear gillena

3:04 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Bill; continue to have a lovely Sunday


much love...

4:36 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I like this very much Gillena, I just can't help thinking who they would know within a snowy background

8:08 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Lorraine thanks for dropping in on Sunday savvy; thats the way it is, no snow here in the Caribbean

much love...

9:07 AM  

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