Sunday, August 20, 2017


hey you
u sound ethnic
so they says to me
what does that mean you

means i'm kinda different
lots eastern european
some northern

... so what,  me did not chose which pond to swim in ... did you ? ...
come and visit my travel blog why don't u?


  1. Hi, cat!

    I very much appreciate what you wrote here. Many people pull away from and reject that which is different, including people who are different. I move toward them, try to get closer so that I can learn about them and form a bond of friendship. I also enjoyed the opportunity to cleanse my palate and savor the song performed by Balkan gypsy-folk singer Esma Redžepova accompanied by musical instruments I don't hear very often like the accordion. In addition to her talents as a singer and songwriter, Esma was a humanitarian who devoted her life to philanthropy and charitable causes. Sadly she died just before Christmas last year at the age of 73.

    Thank you very much, dear friend cat, and have a wonderful week ahead!

  2. hi Cat
    that lady has a great voice
    I am part etnic to :) my mother was Frisian
    but that is nothing compared to how people from the Balkan are being looked down on
    no we do have no say in with pond to swim
    love Karel

  3. Nope, I didn't choose my pond, but if there is such a thing as reincarnation, I think it would be poetic justice for those who think "their pond" is the only "good one" to live their next life in the pond they most look down their noses at now.

  4. Too many people judge others from the exterior when we should all be looking at a person's heart. Thank you so much for sharing, dear friend.

  5. Even though I don't sound particularly 'ethnic', this sure rang some bells for me, having suffered through many xenophobic torments as a child. I've heard you speak and love your accent, cat. ☺ Differences should be celebrated, not denigrated, yes? We can all learn so much from diverse cultures and traditions. That was a beautiful video. Esma has a wonderful voice!

  6. Hi Cat. How are you?

    Ethnic? I have no idea what it is as it's a norm over here. Lol

  7. at least you know what you are :)

  8. hi Cat
    thta first vid are pictures fron 2013 with I made in to a film hihi
    I did eat very mant eels those days :)
    and I hope I will do so again this year here , I am by family in the north where they have those fischery days , much do do ans see and eat hihi
    love Karel

  9. We are what we are.. All of us Unique and individual.. It is Society that gives is labels.. puts us into boxes.. And grades us..
    For me... We are all of us Beautiful BEings.. and You dearest Cat.. Shine.. xxx LOVE to you. Apologies I have missed so many posts.. But know you are loved.. Dear Sister.. in Spirit..
    Hugs Sue xx