Wednesday, June 13, 2018

spring flowers & summer showers

We have been enjoying our seasonal blooms as we stroll around our Weehawken neighborhood. 

Walking off a happy meal and taking the time to chat with folks lovingly tending their gardens. 

The weather these past few days reminds us of this poem by Karen Chappell - 


April showers bring May flowers,
That is what they say.
But if all the showers turned to flowers,
We’d have quite a colourful day!


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

primary vote

Across the United States of America, Tuesday’s primaries highlighted tensions in the Democratic Party between progressive and establishment camps.



While in many Republican primaries, the leading candidates competed to be the most Trump-like as they wooed conservatives.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

silence

Our lives are full of 'one more thing'. We're always chasing something, catching up, keeping busy, keeping up. Where is the pause?

St. Pancras Old Church and Gardens

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

resurrecting deep forests

wonder | wander | women are currently working on a project close to our hearts and our homeland roots - the long lost mystical babaylans of Negros Island.

Concept Art by Mahala Urra

Native precolonial history is hard to confirm as the land was ancient and isolated. Original oral traditions practiced and handed down through generations by its inhabitants were systematically eradicated by a succession of colonizers.



Of particular interest to us are the Pintados and Negritos of our island home. The origins of these people is a much debated topic. The Malay term for them is orang asli, or original people.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

home sweet boondocks

American soldiers, fed up with struggling through hostile jungle in the Philippine highlands, coined the term boondocks in the dawn of the 20th century to denote a backward rural area with 'connotations of bewilderment and confusion', according to Wikipedia. The English word comes from the Tagalog word bundok, or mountain - a word with very different meanings to the wonder | wander | women.