Monday, May 30, 2011

Hibiscus Hedges

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln

laden with hibiscus -
a note to the teacher says
why i'm late
--gillena cox

Happy Birthday to my mother, eighty one years old today

Happy holiday Trinidad and Tobago

Indian Arrival Day, celebrated on 30th May, commemorates the arrival of the first Indian Indentured labourers from India to Trinidad, in May1845, on the ship Fatel Razack. read more here


Devika Jyothi said...

My wishes to your mom, Gillena :)

& nice haiga -- want to be back in school?....somedays i really feel like; those days were good :)

Trinidad and Indians -i am reminded of the stories by VS Naipaul,


Gillena Cox said...

no no; those days are well gone; loving today and the hope of blessed tomorrows

going to spend some time with my mom

you have a nice day

much love...

Devika Jyothi said...

well, i don't mind going back to my school and to play around with the Sisters and teachers :)

You too - have a nice time with your mom, Gillena :)


Frieda said...

Happy Birthday to your mother :)
That's a lovely haiga.
I think of my , school days as god days... life was simple these days and we mostly had great times.

Yes said...

I love the juxtaposition of the poem, the quote, and your mother's birthday--they speak so much about each other! We do have to be reminded to slow down and be in the moment...happy birthday to your Mom--maybe she knew this secret!

Gillena Cox said...

Dev, its was a nice get together; my sister Gail who lives in Brooklyn is in Trinidad for a few days

Firebird, Frieda -- Thanks for stopping by

much love...

Devika Jyothi said...

okay :)


Wrick said...

aloha Gillena - your birthday gathering sounds great - fun days on your mom. . i like your note to the teacher - this note should always be valid (imo) - fun altering on the image too. aloha.