One Love  

EnigmaInitiative 51F  
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11/14/2019 4:56 am
One Love

Last night, my next neighbors invited me over for a celebration. It was Ms Rose's (pseudonym) 's birthday, and all the family nearby showed to celebrate it. You all, it was such an honor to be included in this joyous occasion. I can't tell you all how incredibly lucky I felt.

I'm not going to tell you everything that happened, but will say that being the only white person didn't feel as big of a deal as I thought it would. I will say that I made a LOT of “WhiteGirl” jokes, and got some great laughs. Look, they gave me wine, and to say I was tipsy is an understatement. I mean talk about a “cheap date”. Two glasses of wine and I'm flirting with her . Three glasses, and I'm all like...let's dance!



The music was popping, a mix of Reggae, , and Oldies. It was FIRE, people. FIRE! Talk about feeling as though I was living in a dream. I've never been to Jamaica and have always wanted to go. Then? There's their accents. People, I didn't even need music. Talk about lyrical, I sat there listening to each one speak intently. I didn't want to miss a thing.

Being able to compare their cultural traditions against ours, well...that just appealed to my more analytical side. There's a lot of differences, and they do many of the same things we do too. Look, y'all I'm a nerd who loves sociology, words, music, food, art, culture. Dear Lord, it was a party in my head and a party in the room.

The food? Well, y'all, when in Rome, one does as the Roman's do, amirite?



I ATE GOAT

(holds for applause )

Curried Goat

It was SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOD. It was like beef.

Ms Rose, she reminded me so much of mymother, though. Y'all, she kept putting food on my plate



First time I ate plantains and liked them.



Jerk Chicken was dynamite.

And, I was in a food coma by the end of the night.

We sang, we danced, and had FUN!

Being included in this Jamaican family festivity warmed my heart and tickled my soul.

That, my friends, is what one calls Yanging the Enigma Way.

Inclusion NOT Division

Andrew Yang for President
Diversity Is Our Strength
Not Left, Not Right....FORWARD
Yang2020()

Better Believe we're Better Together

https://www.youtube/watch?v=vdB-8eLEW8g

“One Love”

Bob Marley

One love
One heart
Let's get together and feel alright
(hear the crying)
One love (hear the crying)
One heart (sayin'
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel alright (sayin'
Let's get together and feel alright
(whoa whoa whoa whoa)
Let them all pass, all their dirty remarks (one love)
There is one question I'd really love to ask (one heart)
Is there a place for the hopeless sinners
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own (believe)
One love (what about one heart)
One heart (what about love)
Let's get together and feel alright (as it was in the beginning)
One love (so shall it be in the end)
One heart (alright)
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel alright
Let's get together and feel alright
(one more thing)
Let's get together to fight this Holy Armageddon (one love)
So when the Man come, there will be no no doom (one song)
Have pity on those whose chances grows thinner
There ain't no hiding place from the Father of creation (sayin'
One love (what about one heart)
One heart (what about love)
Let's get together and feel alright (I'm pleading to mankind)
One love (what about one heart)
One heart (oh oh)
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel alright
Let's get together and feel alright
(give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel alright)
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Bob Marley / Curtis Mayfield

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EnigmaInitiative 51F  
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11/14/2019 4:58 am

Last night, my next neighbors invited me over for a celebration. It was Ms Rose's (pseudonym) son's birthday, and all the family nearby showed to celebrate it. You all, it was such an honor to be included in this joyous occasion. I can't tell you all how incredibly lucky I felt.

I'm not going to tell you everything that happened, but will say that being the only white person didn't feel as big of a deal as I thought it would. I will say that I made a LOT of “WhiteGirl” jokes, and I got some great laughs. Look, they gave me wine, and to say I was tipsy is an understatement. I mean talk about a “cheap date”. Two glasses of wine and I'm flirting with her son. Three glasses, and I'm all like...let's roll a blunt. And, running home to do so.

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The music was popping, a mix of Reggae, , and Oldies. It was FIRE, people. FIRE! Talk about feeling as though I was living in a dream. I've never been to Jamaica and have always wanted to go. Then? There's their accents. People, I didn't even need music. Talk about lyrical, I sat there listening to each one speak intently. I didn't want to miss a thing.

Being able to compare their cultural traditions against ours, well...that just appealed to my more analytical side. There's a lot of differences, and they do many of the same things we do too. Look, ya'll I'm a nerd who loves sociology, words, music, food, art, culture. Dear Lord, it was a party in my head and a party in the room.

The food? Well, ya'll, when in Rome, one does as the Roman's do, amirite?

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I ATE GOAT

(holds for applause )

Curried Goat

It was SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOD. It was like beef.

Ms Rose, she reminded me so much of my mother, though. Y'all, she kept putting food on my plate

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First time I ate plantains and liked them.

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Jerk Chicken was dynamite.

And, I was in a food coma by the end of the night.

We sang, we danced, and had FUN!

Being included in this Jamaican family festivity warmed my heart and tickled my soul.

That, my friends, is what one calls Yanging the Enigma Way.

Inclusion NOT Division

Andrew Yang for President
Diversity Is Our Strength
Not Left, Not Right....FORWARD
Yang2020(dot)com

Better Believe we're Better Together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdB-8eLEW8g

“One Love”
By
Bob Marley

One love
One heart
Let's get together and feel alright
(hear the children crying)
One love (hear the children crying)
One heart (sayin'
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel alright (sayin'
Let's get together and feel alright
(whoa whoa whoa whoa)
Let them all pass, all their dirty remarks (one love)
There is one question I'd really love to ask (one heart)
Is there a place for the hopeless sinners
Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own (believe)
One love (what about one heart)
One heart (what about love)
Let's get together and feel alright (as it was in the beginning)
One love (so shall it be in the end)
One heart (alright)
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel alright
Let's get together and feel alright
(one more thing)
Let's get together to fight this Holy Armageddon (one love)
So when the Man come, there will be no no doom (one song)
Have pity on those whose chances grows thinner
There ain't no hiding place from the Father of creation (sayin'
One love (what about one heart)
One heart (what about love)
Let's get together and feel alright (I'm pleading to mankind)
One love (what about one heart)
One heart (oh oh)
Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel alright
Let's get together and feel alright
(give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel alright)
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Bob Marley / Curtis Mayfield

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EnigmaInitiative 51F  
2630 posts
11/14/2019 5:02 am

"We Are One"

Angélique Kidjo

As you go through life you'll see
There is so much that we
Don't understand
And the only thing we know
Is things don't always go
The way we planned
When it seems all your dreams come undone
We are more than we are
We are one
If there's so much I must be
Can I still just be me
The way I am?
Can I trust in my own heart
Or am I just one part
Of some big plan?
Your journey has only begun
Is our pride, deep inside
We are one
Family, family, we are one
Family, family, we are one
One family under the sun
You will find when you see
We are one
Family, family, we are one
Family, family, we are one
Family, family, we are one
Family, family, we are one
Family, family, we are one
Family, family, we are one
Family, family, we are one
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Jack A. Feldman / Marty Panzer / Tom Snow

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EnigmaInitiative 51F  
2630 posts
11/14/2019 7:00 am

    Quoting  :

Thanks

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Logan0867 52M
180 posts
11/14/2019 11:12 am

Sounds like a good time. Glad you had fun. Yeah goat can be pretty tasty. My issue, when I had it in Jamaica, was too much curry. Too spicy for me. *hugs*


EnigmaInitiative replies on 11/18/2019 8:43 am:
It was a lot of fun! I'm learning to branch out in my eating as time goes on, I've just been so controlling about my food for so long, it's a difficult habit to break. Ya know, like you, babe!

citizen4722 62M  
64451 posts
11/16/2019 8:59 am

I've never tried goat!
What a party you had though


mehornyinbako 63M
31 posts
11/17/2019 2:56 pm

Green ginger wine makes every thing feel fine!


EnigmaInitiative 51F  
2630 posts
11/18/2019 8:45 am

    Quoting citizen4722:
    I've never tried goat!
    What a party you had though
Once I got past the whole head thing that was going on with me, I actually promise you I couldn't tell the difference from beef. It's all that sauce.

It was a lot of fun, citizen. I truly love learning about different cultures.



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EnigmaInitiative 51F  
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11/18/2019 8:45 am

    Quoting mehornyinbako:
    Green ginger wine makes every thing feel fine!
Amen!

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