The standard family instructions to communicate my heart’s desire and to contemplate the past and future come together in the celebration moment.
Last year, I was getting ready to go spend time with the Gypsies for the first time in France. This day, I am preparing to leave again for a second trip in August and I’ll hopefully carry wisdom that didn’t exist in me last year. If I am still just as dumb now as I was then, that would be disappointing.
The original founders of the Roma/Gypsy people left North Western India over 1500 years ago and were pushed into the Byzantine Empire. Their two waves traveled through Europe as far north as Sweden and via the south through Egypt (where the name ‘Gypsy’ is derived) and northern Africa. Both streams converged in France. And I’ll converge again there, too. And I will hold dear faces in my hands and look into sapphire eyes.
I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t love Gypsies. Especially now that the beloved heir to the British throne, Prince William Duke of Wales, has been identified as having Gypsy blood…