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Santa Catalina Convent--Brilliant Labyrinth

November 2nd 2015
Drifting, dreaming, I wandered the labyrinth of geranium-lined, cobbled streets, sinking into cool azure cloisters, exploring century's old kitchens, baths, patios and the cells of long-dead nuns, servants and slaves. The 16c, high-walled Santa Catalina Convent was a huge city unto itself, and a tranquil respite from the traffic and noise of big city Arequipa. Entrance was pricey ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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22nd February 2014

Drifting, dreaming
Tara in solitude…in a habit 24/7…nah. Tara you are blessed with a cup of colours running over…drifting…dreaming…looking in & out...what a life!
22nd February 2014

No nun--You're right!
Well, I have loved 10-day, silent Buddhist retreats, but I think you're right--no nunnery in this life. I'll stay with my great life, dipping into the dream life, and then out to the dancing one. Best to have it all!

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