Sorry for the radio silence my friends. I spent this Easter weekend camping with my family and friends. Each year on Easter weekend we attend a primitive camping healing retreat, as our Tradition. Traditions can be exhausting. To be honest leading up to it, I didn’t want to go. It was going to be hard work and I work hard enough I don’t need new kind of hard work. But we all go. Three generations of best friends come together for this weekend. So I suck it up and get to work. And you know, it’s always worth it. I love these people so much and we work so well being together because we all make efforts like this to be together. That is the importance of Tradition. It gives us all a reason to be together and enjoy each other, and to keep being together. Again and again. So, I spent this past weekend in a real tipi, had delicious healthy meals, easy hikes to a nearby waterfall, and the kids dyed eggs and hunted them later by the creek. It was (as always) a lovely weekend. I’m so grateful for my Traditions. I’ll continue to do the work because the reasons I do it are so important. #vivalatradición#traditions#eastertraditions#tarottribe#tipi#primitivecamping#keepingtraditionalive#yesmama#socal#healinghands#healinghandsschool#healingretreat#happyeaster2019
Today, back home, is one of our favorite days of the year, Sant Jordi. A celebration of love and culture, books and red roses are exchanged, honoring the legend of Saint George, the knight who defeated the dragon and gave the princess one of the beautiful red roses that spilled out of the dragon’s body.
We don’t have many roses in Indonesia, but we have plenty of palm trees and frangipanis.
My childhood friend is in town visiting for a bit with her family. Lili finally got the chance to meet them today and they all loved each other. Here’s the back story:
My friend Toni’s grandfather and my grandfather were friends. Toni’s mother and my father were friends. Toni’s older brother and sister, and my older brother were friends growing up. Toni and I met when we were baby’s, and have been friends ever since. Now Toni and I have babies and we are going strong with the tradition of keeping them connected. We may not talk everyday and see each other everyday. Life has changed and gotten so busy, but it really is great to know that some people will remain a part of you and your family pretty much forever. .
It's not Easter unless there is the famous Darkie Lesser's chop casserole done in the camp oven. This delicious delight brought many boys and campers to the banks of the Murrumbidgee ❤❤ #keepingtraditionalive