Diva challenge 323 - Home



Diva Laura invites us this week to explore in tangles our feelings about our home.  I am a U.S. citizen, but for more than 23 years, Nicaragua has been my adopted home.  And the thing I love most here is the solidarity, the sense of community.  Individuals are very diverse here -- in many ways, Nicaragua is not a country of conformists.  Some people are beautiful, some are prickly.  But by and large poor Nicaraguans stand up for each other, and they stand up for me.  For example, you won't see anyone living on the streets here because if a person is homeless, someone will take them in.  And Nicaragua is full of color -- the flowers, the birds, the art, people's clothing, the culture, people's personalities.  I could go on, but those are a few of the thoughts that were on my mind as I tangled this tribute to Nicaraguan solidarity.

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  1. Beautiful tile Pat and I love how you describe Nicaragua;-)

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  2. After reading your narrative about los nicaraguences, I feel that I understand your tangled representation of home. Beautiful explanation and composition.

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  3. Interesting to read about Nicaragua, and a lovely tile too!

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    1. Thanks, Jean. I do love talking about Nicaragua.

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  4. How lovely your tile showing interconnections like the people!

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    1. Interconnections -- excellent word! Thanks, Trudi.

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  5. Great choice of country. If I didn't live in Thailand I would choose Nicaragua because they make the best hammocks in the world. Mine is from there and it is called: Hamaca reina con laterales doble cadena y ojos. Ojos??? The center strings in your tile hold all aspects of Nicaragua together. Well thought through!

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    1. Thanks, Susie. I'll have to look and see if you shared something about Thailand. Nicaragua does make great hammocks, and it sounds like you have one of the top quality ones. "Ojos" (as you may know) means "eyes" and probably refers to something in the pattern/design/weave of the hammock.

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    2. Thanks, Pat. No, I didn't know Ojos was eyes. I have had my first hammock for almost 40 years, but it got all yellow and the material started to 'evaporate' right in front of my eyes. I was so happy when I found HamacArt through DaWanda. I don't actually make use of the hammock, it is just an inside house decoration - dust collector you may want to call it. LOL

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  6. Beautiful thoughts of Nicaragua! I think you put them in your tile very well, great job.

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  7. What a lovely tribute to Nicaragua. You expressed it very well, and your beautiful mandala clearly flowed out of your sentiments.

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  8. Your tribute to your adopted home is heartwarming and your tile does somehow imply togetherness and support. Lovely work.

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