Endless time at the Chicago airport as flight was delayed, but I had lots of writing to do for my Iowa course.
But my happiest moment was not my plane arrival rather it was making it through with my oversized carry on! Often my ears are ringing in the morning with the TSA saying, "Maam, Maam you need to check that "Maam.' Caught in the action.
Oh how I miss the First Friday Art walks! We use to have these in Los Angeles with the streets filled and gallery doors wide open and artists waiting for wallets to open.
Oakland's art walk was a bit more simple. Not to mention I arrived with only an hour or so left. Met up with My friend Sheila, blogger and own of Satin jewelry insert site her gang of ten people chilling and reuniting on the back patio.
Favorite stop: Solar Space with this beautiful artist:) This was a serious Brazilian/ African samba and African explosion. These women were shaking it like a salt shaker in the best and coolest ways of dance. Totally authentic and what a work out! The Man dressed like a Southern gentleman meets puff daddy, gave us a dance class, bongo drums, DJ, and trumpet player. To step off the plane and have this beautiful energy and feel so welcomed. It reminded me of the place I would like to live forever South America-somewhere, anywhere, who has a care:) As long as I have that amazing energy beating through my heart and people to serve to my maximum potential.
Thank you Oakland and Sheila and friends!
Priscilla CL Raj is a Therapist, Missionary, Writer, English Teacher. She is an enthusiast who is passionately purposeful in her life.