Locating spirit in community through sewing a straight line ======

 The situation since January 2020 concerning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was very dismal, especially for health workers that were in the midst of treating people infected with the novel corona virus (nCoV) or SARS-CoV-2.    When the United States experienced an N 95 respirator crisis earlier this year, it was quite painful to see the…

A Kenyan Malaika, death, resurrection and life

It is Easter Sunday. In Pre-Viral times, the big stores employed a multitude of tempting stratagems which would have served as a reminder, as they usually did months in advance of any contemporary festival. The Easter Bunny on the fire truck yesterday also made it quite loud and clear, or this Sunday too would not…

A day during Lockdown; like all good days …

… I lie supine on the carpet, contemplating continuing the yogic corpse pose  for longer than twenty seven breaths and my beloved brings me my morning tea. Here comes the sun to a warm Saturday; I notice the tea has ginger. I am touched, he heard me cough a bit as I woke up that…

A walk with Ali Farka Touré, the farmer who communed with spirits

As I walked out of a mental quagmire of assimilated media assertions, booming statistics, opinions and analyses of the dire situation the world faces, I realised I missed my grandmother’s 4th death anniversary in April. My brother spent a good five minutes in a welcome, but  guilt inducing conversation that he most definitely revelled in,…