Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas in Haiti

Happy Holidays. Joyeux Noel.

This is our Christmas tree this year. There is a long boring tedious explanation as to why this is our Christmas tree. I do like this tree and its homemade decorations. The tree is made on the side of the road and is sticks cemented into a coffee can. The sticks or branches might be a better word are painted white with a brush. It cost us 500 gourdes or about $7 dollars. A lot of life happens on the streets of Port Au Prince, Haiti. One can buy fruits and vegetables, paintings, metal art, bread, shoe repair, and at Christmas time these "trees".

Is there the Christmas spirit in Haiti? Is there hope in Haiti? I am unsure. There is art in Haiti.

Since the November 8th election, I 'm not feeling hope nor has the Christmas spirit grabbed me. I do not have the feeling of hope that comes with a new year.  This blog hasn't been touched much in 2016.  The amount of change that happened in my life in 2016 has hindered my creative energy. The terribleminds blog has been a place that has motivated me to write and think and move forward.

Peace and Make Art


  1. I like that tree, Alice, it's all your own :-)

    Let's hope for the future. 2016 was indeed a tough year.

    1. Thanks, Sarah. I hope 2017 is a productive year for all of my author friends. :-)

  2. A neat tree. Beautiful in its simplicity.

    Elections come and elections go. In the span of the USA's 200+ years, most of the elections have meant very little in the big scheme of things. After all, how important was Millard Fillmore or Zachary Taylor or Rutherford B Hayes?

    We, because we are finite, get caught up in the minutiae of life. But the saying is very true: don't sweat the small stuff - it's all small stuff.

    You are living a dream, Alice. Enjoy what you have. Life is good and there is always hope as long as we breathe and dream.

    May the new year be one of peace, joy, tranquility, and love!

    1. Thank you, and peace and joy to you and yours.