A dear water-sister has come to visit me in El Templo de las Sirenas del Desierto (the Temple of the Sirens of the Desert). She swam all the way from California to New Mexico, through miles of desert sands and mountain … Continue reading
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In January 2010 I traveled to Cuba to research my book on the Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta. I was enchanted by the whole cult of the mermaid–she is goddess, nymph, protectress and mother to many Cubans. Infused in the culture … Continue reading
Tagged Cuba, flash essay, mermaid, mixed media, Nancy Morejon, Oshun, photography, poetry, Santeria, sculpture, sirens, Yemaya, Yoruba
La Serena / The Mermaid This famous song of the Ladino [medieval Judeo-Spanish] repertoire is reminiscent of the mystic stories of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. The wonderful Siren in the window, who has the secret to love, is the answer … Continue reading
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Tagged art, Flor de Serena, Gloria Abella Ballen, Jewish mysticism, Ladino, mermaids, music, Sephardic, sirens, Vanessa Paloma