“…just a smile away from Whoville with a hint of It’s a Wonderful Life.”
—Huffington Post
Sinterklaas Send-Off Celebration, Kingston, New York
Sinterklaas Festival Day, Rhinebeck, New York

The 2020 Honored Animal is the Frog

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THE FROG:  Healer *  Selflessness * Taking Care of Others * Change * Chaser of Negativity


Blessing of the FROG 2020

I am the ancient gem of water and green earth,
Look for me in hidden places.
I will surprise in day and night
Wake your spirit like a little light.

Primordial gel of transparent egg,
Tadpole with tail then kicking legs leaping,
Suddenly appears from pond womb to land.

Moist chorus of color, pattern, and form-
Reminds you of the day that you were born
Swimming out into the world.

Drinking and breathing through delicate skin,
The muscle of balance stretched very thin.

Join with me then–for hope of renewal
Each one of us a precious earth jewel
We are one on this planet
I bring you to understand who you are.
Sisters and brothers of the frog and the Star.

— Gigi Alvaré, 2020