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Jo Ann Tomaselli ~ Visual & Verbal Reflections


In Cuba, playing games is serious business and the game of dominoes is no exception!

A favorite past-time for all ages, impromptu domino games are held out in the open air, in parks, in back-yards and best of all, smack dab in the middle of a the day on the edge of a busy street.

The players, from my informal survey, are usually men of the retired age.  The setting is an assortment of make-shift stools around old wooden tables.  There’s not much talking as the strategy unfolds with each move and even the onlookers are relatively quiet in their observation and restrained in their opinions.

Traditionally, a Sino-European domino set consists of 28 dominoes aka known as bones, cards, tiles, tickets, stones, or spinners. A domino set is a generic game, similar to a deck of playing cards or a set of…

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Viva La Muerte

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(Long Live Death) – A Whimsical Day Of The Dead Skeleton Playing His Guitar. Painted in Vibrant Acrylic Colors that POP! Celebrating Dia De Los Muertos with hues of green, pink, purple, blue, orange and yellow.

24 × 24″ Acrylics on Canvas.

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Peaceful Understanding

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Abstract Art by Sharon Cummings


What is forgiveness?  Wikipedia says:  Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, lets go of negative emotions such as revenge, with an increased ability to wish the offender well.[1][2][3] Forgiveness is different from condoning (failing to see the action as wrong and in need of forgiveness), excusing (not holding the offender as responsible for the action), pardoning (granted by a representative of society, such as a judge), forgetting (removing awareness of the offence from consciousness), and reconciliation (restoration of a relationship).[1]

I believe it is a peaceful understanding that your health and happiness are more important than a painful event or the person that inflicted it.  It is a letting go and a knowing that you no longer need to keep being punished by the past.  That you deserve better than…

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