Saturday Sunset Sequence …. “🇵🇷 January 2 and 10, 2020 …. Miss It 🇵🇷 …. “!!


~~February 2, 2020~~

OUR SPOT IN PUERTO RICO

We traveled to Puerto Rico on December 31, 2019.

Time for well-deserved R&R.

Little did we know what we would find.

On January 7, 2020, the earth strongly shook.

Scary, impressive, unexpected.

By January 10, another strong one was felt.

We left but my mind, heart and soul stayed behind.

PUERTO RICO IS MY HOME!

HortyRex©

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

~Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds~

“Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are there cannot be one without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time.

How would it feel I remember wondering to be always together yet forever apart?”

~Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook~

Jennifer Lopez at the Super Bowl? It’s the Role She Was Born to Play


#BoricuaPride … I’m not a football fan. I AM a J-Lo fan … halt-time, I’ll be watching!! … ‘On Sunday, Lopez will headline the Super Bowl halftime show with Shakira, joining the recent ranks of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Katy Perry’ … ‘

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The halftime show demands a pop unicorn. Twenty-one years into a music career that doesn’t always get enough credit, J. Lo is ready to take center stage.

Some time in 1998, riding high on critical acclaim for her performance alongside George Clooney in Steven Soderbergh’s sultry crime thriller “Out of Sight,” the rising actress Jennifer Lopez approached her manager with an unconventional idea: She wanted to make an album.

 

Lopez recalled his response was not encouraging in a recent “CBS Sunday Morning” interview: “Well, you know, you won’t be taken seriously as an actress now if you make a record, so how about we just stick to the acting right now?” That was not an option. The experience of playing the Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in a 1997 biopic had reignited a fire. “Once I did…

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Ricky Martin finds inspiration in Puerto Rico protests


Ricky Martin … #BoricuaPride … ‘It’s influenced by the U.S. territory’s political turmoil as people struggle to recover from Hurricane Maria and a recent 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed one person and destroyed hundreds of homes amid a 13-year recession.’

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A report from the Associated Press.

Ricky Martin’s wide smile began to fade as the Puerto Rican superstar talked about his next album.

It’s influenced by the U.S. territory’s political turmoil as people struggle to recover from Hurricane Maria and a recent 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed one person and destroyed hundreds of homes amid a 13-year recession.

“I’m going to use my music to carry the message of all those who aren’t being heard,” he told The Associated Press on Monday while preparing for a concert on his native island.

The 48-year-old father of four children joined in the big demonstrations last year that led Ricardo Rosselló to resign as the island’s governor, and although he hasn’t been at the most recent protests against current Gov. Wanda Vázquez, he has gone on social media urging her to step down.

“It would be an act of justice for our…

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Caribbean Roots Teen Suspended For Dreads Surprised With US$20,000 Scholarship


Dreads are part of his Trinidanian culture … Americans can be so ignorant and close-minded!!
‘The Houston, Texas Caribbean roots teen whose story of being suspended from school unless he cut his dreads went viral, was yesterday given a US $20,000 scholarship on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

DeAndre Arnold, a 17-year-old senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, appeared as a guest on the show and shared his story with Ellen.’

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A report from News Americas Now.

The Houston, Texas Caribbean roots teen whose story of being suspended from school unless he cut his dreads went viral, was yesterday given a US $20,000 scholarship on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

DeAndre Arnold, a 17-year-old senior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, appeared as a guest on the show and shared his story with Ellen.

He shared that he won’t be allowed to return to school or attend his graduation ceremony unless he cuts his dreadlocks even as DeGeneres appealed directly to the school to change its mind.

Arnold’s father is from Trinidad and Tobago and he said he’s worn dreadlocks for years like a lot of men in his family and always followed the school’s dress code by tying them up.

On the show, he reiterated that his dreads are part of his Trinidadian culture.

“It’s really important to…

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From Philadelphia to Puerto Rico, earthquake relief efforts have been powered by the people


It never fails … BORICUAS helping BORICUAS!! … ‘Grassroots organizing in the diaspora has made a difference for Puerto Ricans struggling to recover from the recent earthquakes.’

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A report by Emily Neil for Al Día News.

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Blessed Sabbat-Imbolic …. “💫 Wheel of the Year 💫 …. “!!


~~February 1, 2020~~

BLESSED SABBAT-IMBOLIC

A very dear friend, across the ocean in France, celebrates this special day with me.

Thierry educates me and blesses me. For this, I thank him.

Blessed be!!

THE ANTICIPATION OF SPRING

HortyRex©

Happy birthday, my friends!

May the deesse surround you with its warmth and light. Be blessed!

Imbolc, usually celebrated on February 1st, is associated with the Goddess of Fire Brighid. Sometimes also called imbolic, imbolg or imbolgc, we also know it as Candlemas (in French Candlemas), Lupercalia (in French Lupercalia), Pan Festival, Candle Festival, day of Brigit (or brigantia), feast of brighid , oimealg or the feast of the virgin.

This Sabbath is one of the traditional periods of initiation in the covens and personal engagement rituals. It’s a party of light and heat; at this time, the first winter plants break in the cold: the snow drill, marking the rebirth of nature after the freshness of winter.

Welcome to you, Imbolc,
Source of warmth and renewal!
May the first light of spring will light us
And bring us back to life after this long winter

May this beautiful period be good
To new departures
And that the darkness that surrounded us
Disappear forever.

Let the say accompany us,
In the beginning of the Renaissance,
Let the paths open,
And what the hopes live

Like the buds we are,
In front of the sun we are getting tired,
No more gloomy and cold weather,
Your heat finally is back.

May our hearts carried away by this light
Give life to our souls,
May the heavenly light invade us
To find peace and appeasement.

~~Published January 18, 2010~~

MsJulieCarol

Music: Fairytale by Enya