Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Land of Happiness

The priestess has prayed into a handful of cowrie shells and tossed them on a circular woven mat outlined in sacred beads and objects.  A white candle burns on the outer rim.  She stares at me. ´Do you have any … Continue reading

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The Rainbow Serpent, Samba Party, and Getting Beat in Brazilian Checkers by a 10 Year Old

These days in Brazil are like movies.  The mornings start with breakfast at the hotel, where I usually eat tapioca cake, sticky buns, granola, mango, watermelon, eggs, and confections that I can not pronounce.  We load onto the bus to … Continue reading

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The Candomble Ceremony

“This is life in Bahia, baby.  You are able to find the strength that you didn’t know you had deep down inside you.” We are on the bus bouncing through the too small streets of Salvador  that are now congested … Continue reading

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First Post from Brazil

I can barely think.  What´t is like here? That´s usually the first question I ask, so I will try to answer. It is lush and full of rolling, steep green hills.  The city of Salvador, where I am, was established … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts Before Heading to Brazil

It’s this past Sunday. Michael and I are in the truck headed back from the dog park in the midst of our regular, hostile silence.  We’re mad at the distance between us, we’re mad that the other isn’t who we … Continue reading

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