Born and raised in Tanzania 75 years ago, I was blessed with big open skies, wide wild spaces filled with animals, nightly sounds of drums and lions and brilliantly sparkled stars.  Nature became my sanctuary and the place where to this day I find solace and peace.

During the young adult years of living in Greece, my ancestral home, I received the blessings of blazing clear crystalline light and transparent cerulean seas.  Beauty became my muse!

And Beauty has been a constant companion of mine since moving to the United States in my early 20s. I feel happy spending time in nature and taking photographs of her detailed and exquisite expressions of Being.

My fascination with words comes from studying Ancient Greek.  It is interesting how combining letters we are able to form words, sentences and paragraphs, exhibiting distinct ways of seeing, understanding and the making of meaning - particularly through poetry.  Writing poetry enriches my joy in life.

As for art, it is a recent discovery, having fun with all kinds of materials, from colored pencils, to markers, aerosols, paints, pastels, images, fabric, etc.  I am a kid in a candy store, marveling at the creative impulse that lies in each and everyone one of us, regardless of age!

At this point and time, I feel content and deeply grateful, especially for my cherished family and friends; for having received a Ph.D. in East-West Psychology; for having taught Consciousness-based courses and workshops at several Universities and centers; for volunteering in various hospices and public open spaces and parks; for treasured solo long road trips and for living on our beautiful precious planet.

 

This heart is overflowing with a profound love for goodness

for the way Mystery keeps unfolding my life