this was a good week

This was a wonderful week!  Here's why:

•  Out of the blue, I received the gift of a tiny little orchid from some huge-hearted friends.  It made my week.

•  It's Carnival season, and my childhood friend, Maria Nunes, is a photographer who captures the classic characters and costumes from traditional Trinidadian Carnival.  Her Facebook album of images of the "moko jumbies" (stiltwalkers) leave me breathless (and somewhat homesick).

•  Speaking of photographs -- this photographer captures the vibe of megacities.  Amazing work.

•  The virtue of diving for news.

•  Toying with the idea of a trip to Hawaii in the foreseeable future -- and this video of volcanic island formation is doing a great job of convincing me that this would be a great idea.

•  And finally, for today's soundtrack:  Imagine, as performed by Herbie Hancock and friends.  Click here or the image below to listen.


Have a great weekend, friends.