Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring is in the air

Life has these phases when you're totally submerged and need to lift your head out of the water, take a deep breath - right now it's a breath of spring - before plunging into the frenetic rhythm again. Or perhaps it's more like a struggle to keep afloat while the current pulls you down. Swim or sink ...

Currently working on an exhibition for Contact Photography Festival and many many other projects. But the fresh smell of spring makes me feel like running down the street and dancing ...

There have been some respite while working away ... especially Thursday evenings at De Sotos' open mike with Anthony Abbatangeli and friends.

Monday, March 01, 2010

O Canada, you're the best ...

What an amazing finish to the Winter Olympics... Our hockey gold was worth all the nail-biting, heart-pounding and stressed-out cheering when I could hardly breathe. It was as if Canada's sense of well-being depended on this little black puck getting into the net. Amazing how this sport can galvanize a whole nation.

I'm not a hockey fanatic, but for some reason, whenever I watch a game, I get so involved that I find myself screaming 'get the puck out of there' or 'shoot now'. This excitable involvement used to be a source of much amusement among friends whose sons and mine played hockey on the same team: 'This island girl from the tropics doesn't know much about hockey but she sure knows how to give advice ...' Let's say I get caught by the passion of the game, and in that instant we're all the same no matter where we come from. And that's what it felt like yesterday when we beat U.S. to win the gold. An explosion of joy for our national sport. A moment of pride to be simply Canadian.

Here are some fans cheering in Toronto