PARTING NOTE

Dear Marlene: I’M SO IMPRESSED I had the opportunity to look at your website last night, which of course led me to read about your book(s) on Amazon. Oh Marlene, you are such a fascinating woman and I am remiss I didn’t have the opportunity to get to know you better. Transformation and spiritual progress (not perfection) are inherent themes in my life today. I definitely experienced struggles of my own and have only recently realized that the awareness I have today has only been captured because I can try and understand, embrace the darkness and accept all of it in order to allow me to be a better version of myself today. I very much love the below quote. This morning I heard through the grapevine you are leaving us and I am quite sad. I’ll look forward to hearing about your future successes via your website. I wish you only the best… “I have had no greater moments in life than my “aloneness,” the ability to hear silence, to embrace yet a few sporadic whispers and to travel through my own thoughts.” MARLENE DALEY Carlin Brochstein Team Lead – Professional Inside Sales Specialist TMS Health A Xerox...

SWEET JAMAICA?

Mi nah tell nuh lie, I hold deep cherished thoughts of coming back to Jamaica sometime soon with, God forbid, surgically altered buns:-0, to sit in the sun and work on any beach where I can pick up WiFi. I promise, there is no retiring for me, if for no other reason than my embracing the school of thought that says; “If you are not “growing” you are dying.” I look forward to walking on clear piazzas in Kingston, May Pen, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, without the obstruction of “informal merchants” while window shopping with an ice cream cone. I hold some deep hope and vision of organized markets with higglers off the ground and sitting on a high stool or comfortable chair with their wares or fares creatively exhibited, as they did in days past with their hamper basket atop their head. The market in Manor Park was somebody’s attempt at that. But consciousness never fail to smack me back to reality with a sharp reminder that I would be moving back to a beloved people who, on the average, are still stuck in vacuumed thoughts and who dare to believe that this insular way of thinking goes beyond the shores of the island. Landing in America to live brought on a paradigm shift of awesome proportion, especially as I watched the “snow birds” in Deerfield Beach; couples in their 80s and 90s out walking their dog, dripping in jewelry, or just taking a walk hand in hand. Couples whose marriage spans over 50 years. I later had the good fortune of living short-term with a friend...