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Postcard of the Week: Along the Atlantic shores of Guadeloupe

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While waiting on our lunch to be served at the seafront Creole restaurant, La Rhumerie du Pirate, located on Grande-Terre, I decided to walk towards the shore to look around and admire the views of Atlantic waves crashing against limestone rocks.

Behind the cliff-perched restaurant were over a dozen abandoned conch shells. A local passing by noticed my surprise and shared–after inquiring about my Guadeloupe trip–that fishermen leave these behind regularly for anyone who wants to take them home. “They’re beautiful, but you can’t travel with them,” she cautioned, unaware that I visit the Caribbean often enough to >> Continue reading »

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The Healing Power of Art

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Last night, a moving blog post landed in my inbox, written by a lady named Sarah Guy and entitled “Moving with the rhythm of life.”

I was home lazying on the couch at nine o’clock at night, tired from a day of writing and processing images, when I quickly scanned the email.

In a long thread of forwarded messages, in which the author sought to track my information down, she said, in part:

“Here is the blog post which features Lily’s photo… and explains how the art work helped me process my feelings about my diagnosis. Cheers to the healing and binding powers of art!”

I sat up, clicked on the post and upon reading it, was moved with overwhelming gratitude.

Some of you on my Facebook Page might remember that a year and a half ago, I happily donated two of my travel photographs to Artists for Charity‘s annual auction, held in Washington DC every December. I was tickled that my photographs sold for $450 each, happy to know that the funds were going to help well deserving, HIV-orphaned children in Ethiopia (or anywhere for that matter) and >> Continue reading »

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