Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Feel Like Singing



My lil one has been singing a lot lately. The bug has caught on because I find myself humming and singing to fill the quiet moments. I pray he continues to spread good vibes.

I need some serious rest. Everything is pointing to exhaustion. I know I need to rest but there is always something to do. Isn't that the quintessential dilemma of the black woman? So much to do, so little rest?

This past weekend was so amazing. I had such a wonderful time at the Women's Retreat. I learned that my sisters, mother and I have a bond that many people envy. And I'm honored to be a part of a circle of women who have endured, uplifted and pushed on over the years.

I tried to take lots of pictures. Here are a few:
Prayer before departure.


Being silly with my older sis.


Above is my mother in the foreground.
My older sister and myself enjoying breakfast.


Fellowship with the other young ladies at breakfast.
I made the purple shrug and sash you see above. The vision was my mother's I just found a way to manifest it.
I also made the blouses/tunics above.
More praise dancing.
Symbolic foot washing by an elder.



Enjoy and Bless!

7 comments:

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Jewelry Rockstar said...

I can just feel the spirit shining through from the pages. I love retreats and sisterly bonding. If ever there was a time that we need it, we need it now.

TruEssence said...

I love all the pictures! I can sense the peace and happiness from them! I know you felt renewed after the retreat.:)

Breath of Light said...

Yes I did a lot of laughing and crying while on the retreat. It was very much needed and appreciated. The experience really reminded me of my quest for stronger bonds with my sisters both biological and not.

cut2clothe said...

wow, thanks for sharing that with us B. I so remember the footwashing. What a beautiful symbol of protection.

fly tie said...

singing well set your spirit free. for real.

oh, how i can relate to that second paragraph!

yes, these pics are great. seems like quite a lovely event, and i admire that family bond you speak of.

i really like that photo of you at the table with your older sister. you've got that natural glow thang going on. (plus the hair and outfit are fly as ever), and you know i've got a great appreciation for your handy work on those garments. niceness. thanks for sharing.

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

hello sweetie!lovely to see you on here!I believe you were a lovely hi5 friend. well done o the pieces you made and your hair is fabu! have always love your crochet pieces.I love a good knitted/crocheted oversize beanie hat,im on the search for the perfect one.
muah!
Marian