3 Dec 2019

#giving tuesday

#giving tuesday

the giving tree to give is what we do when we love the more we love— truly love the more we give and the more we give of our bodies, minds and hearts  the more we are open to love– true love with each other with ourselves~bela Today is #givingtuesday and Rosy, the Pfister’s Artist-in-Residence, and I are officially […]

28 Nov 2019

Art. Culture. And Gratitude.

Art. Culture. And Gratitude.

Namaste. Hands to heart. In prayer position. I open my heart. Bow to the divine in you. And remember all that I am thankful for. My family. My friends. My body. My heart. My soul. My present. My past. My history. My roots. My culture.   In the spring of 2019, Rosy and I began […]

12 Nov 2019

Time Travel

Time Travel

From India to Beirut. Beirut to Amsterdam. And Amsterdam, home. Time Travel. Across four time zones. To a new day. And homemade chai here at the Pfister. Today I woke at 3:34am. To a full moon and minus six degrees. In India it was just after 3 in the afternoon and ninety degrees.  Memories flash […]

7 Nov 2019

Episode 1. Did you know that the Pfister has its very own book club?

Episode 1. Did you know that the Pfister has its very own book club?

I love books. All books. Anywhere and everywhere. I love the way they stretch across borders and speak in many languages. The way they sit on shelves and lay on floors. The way they smell. And take me to places near and far. The way the words fall into place, sometimes so devastatingly and beautifully, […]

24 Sep 2019

Dandelions

Dandelions

“By the time you see a dandelion plant it is well established. There is always a new generation waiting.” Molly Snyder finds dandelions beautiful. Dandelions. It is not what I expected her to say when she was here at the Pfister, her hand in mine. I was drawing on her with my henna cone and […]

11 Jun 2019

25 Cups of Tea

25 Cups of Tea

Lost in the back of the house, I follow the friendly faces behind the scenes at the Pfister to the main kitchen. It is almost 8:30 am and time to make chai. In between pinching myself and asking how it is that I get to be here in the kitchen of the Pfister, one of […]