Tag Archives: water

I Think I Ate a Desert

16 Jan

I have been so intensely thirsty recently! So much so that I wake up in the middle of the night and have trouble breathing because it’s hard to get my mouth open to properly, my tongue is all swollen, and my mouth just hurts! It’s bleeding some, too, which is no fun, obviously. Or…maybe I’m not exactly thirsty, per se, but my mouth is so dry!! Drinking water doesn’t help…the water just feels…dry. Water is like…the definition of wet, but somehow, when it’s in my mouth it feels dry. Like I may as well be consuming sand. I just wish I could remove my mouth and put it back on when it decides to act right. I wish that with a lot of body parts, really. You’d think with the extra water that I’d pee more, but…TMI alert btw…ok um…I can’t really pee! Every once in a while, yeah, but generally speaking, I can’t pee. Either I have trouble starting, keeping it going, getting it all out…or just can’t go in general, but it’s no bueno because I’ve been drinking more water because of the excessively dry mouth! The weird thing is…I really don’t have to go, I just feel like I should. Kidney issues, much? Ugh.

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Habari Gani? Kuumba!

31 Dec

Kuumba means creativity!

Light the previous candles and in same way and order as the previous nights, then light the remaining red candle.

Kuumba means to strive to do as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful than we inherited it. Discuss what creativity means to you and how it plays a role in your life. Now today, today there’s a special FEAST! It’s called Karamu. Everyone drinks thetambiko (libation: water, juice, or wine…whatever you want) from the unity cup to promote UNITY, but save some in there for the ancestors. Then the eldest person there pours some in all directions (North, South, East, and West) to honour them. Then, they ask the ancestors to come celebrate with everyone and to bless everyone who isn’t present. Then they pour the rest on the ground and say Amen. This part can be modified to fit your setting. Then…you FEAST, duh! It’s New Year’s Eve, guys!