Monday, August 2, 2021

Monday WRites 309

Today's Mosaic: A Look Back To July As We Move Forward In August
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Since 1985, in Trinidad and Tobago, August 1st has been observed as Emancipation Day: a public holiday to celebrate  the abolishment of slavery
     

You've heard about the Monday Blues well this is Monday WRites (musing on the definition here of rite, as any customary observance for eg the rite of afternoon tea).
Welcome to Monday WRites #309: A Happy Monday to all. Be Safe.

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Mosaic Monday #141: Short and Sweet

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August in T&T, begins with celebration of freedom; freedom from the chains of chattel awareness, freedom to claim the dignity and status of all mankind - human.
With drum songs and dancing feet, flambeau and Canboulay flames lighting the paths of future days.
A public festival of pre Covid19 eras halts today to the tune of Lockdown season and curfew hours. The feasting and festivity is tamed to family stay home  numbers.

a bee gathers
breakfast from the ixora 
yellow as sunshine

Days progress to weeks of August. Heads cool to swell with pride of  nationhood; as Trinidad and Tobago ends August on the note of Happy Independence. 

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 booms  with of colours
fireworks



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24 comments:

  1. I hope you have a good holiday and can celebrate some this week. Take care my friend!

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  2. We are still in Lockdown. So no crowding. The accustomed public festivities are on hold.
    Enjoying radio music.
    Thanks for droppibg by Diane

    Much❤love

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  3. Happy you dropped by Tom

    Much❤love

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  4. Happy you dropped by Carol

    Much❤love

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  5. Rather Lockdown than hospitalizations. Delta deaths are too numerous, as the plague continues. In some form Covid is here to stay, but like pit vipers, one can learn to live safely regardless. Be safe.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Glen

      Much❤love

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  6. Happy belated Emancipation Day! I enjoy the vivid imagery you use to evoke the experience of celebration. Stay healthy and safe!

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  7. Hqppy Independence Day Gillena. Love your little history lesson in your great Haibun!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Dwight

      Much❤love

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  8. How wonderful to hear about August and your Independence festivals and festivities. I could picture the bright color and activity.

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  9. Thanks for your appreciation Dwight

    Much❤love

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  10. Oh, you're still in lockdown! Sounds like a smart move to me. Precautions instead of arguments I say. I like how you worked it into your haibun Stay safe Gillena.

    Pat

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  11. Happy Independence! I hope the lockdown ends safely and soon. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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    1. Happy you dropped by Angie. Independence is 31st August


      Much❤love

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  12. I know there's been a spike in Martinique and Guadeloupe. Keep up with those social distancing rules! Celebration is important though, and celebrating a liberation perhaps most of all.

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  13. Thanks for your appreciation Jane

    Much❤love

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  14. Interesting to read about your celebrations belong to freedom, Gillena.

    Do you know, that we have here in Augsburg a similiar? Called Friedensfest.

    Have a wonderful week

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  15. Happy Belated Independence Day, Gillena! I hope you and your family and friends stay safe from COVID--the new variant seems so contagious!

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  16. Emancipation Day is August 1st🇹🇹
    Independence Day is August 31st🇹🇹

    Thanks for dropping by Pat

    Much❤love

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