From the day I was born, I have been celebrating St. Patrick's Day on March 17th of every year. The entire population of Montserrat has been doing it. We are a small island in the Caribbean (not on many maps, so don't even bother looking) with an area of approximately 39 square miles. When it was fully populated, about 12,000 people lived on Montserrat. And then the volcano came to life. Today, a lot less people live on Montserrat but nonetheless, as is our custom, this week, they are enjoying cultural activities for the week-long celebration of our unique African and Irish heritage.
I have been a bit pensive lately. Wondering if I am teaching my daughter enough about her "Blackness". After all, she scared the crap out of me when she came home the other day and asked,
"Am I brown or Am I tan?"
Just when I was preparing the script in my mind, she came home with this.
*Can't you see it's a brown leprechaun? ;-)
They are very tricky little people, you know.
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!
*Visit Montserrat: http://www.visitmontserrat.com/
*Info on Montserrat: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montserrat