Bitter Sweet - In Cascade, St. Ann

by Shelian Gayle
(St. Elizabeth, Jamaica)


Photo Contest Entry #35 - Bitter Sweet In Cascade, St. Ann

This picture was taken at about 3pm on October 30,2016 in the cool hills of Cascade, St. Ann, Jamaica.

This pic sets the pace for hope. Despite the sad occasion of the gathering which was to prepare the resting place for my brother who had died tragically, much can be said about the ambiance.

The smell of food, wood fire smoke, rum, and Jamaican music filled the air.

I was there with my parents and siblings, cousins and well wishers. I was in a gloomy mood until I noticed that outside my gloom, life still goes on.

God was still active in the hearts and minds of the children. Four little boys between the ages 6-8 years became the center of attraction as they decide to build a house for the little girls who were there from scrap of bamboo that was left from those used to hold up the shelter over the workmen.

This brought back our childhood memories as we watched without interfering. They dug holes and planted the bamboo firmly in the ground then tied smaller pieces to create the top for their building they then covered this with crocus bag.

What happened next was amazing when they were done they tried it's safety then went and got the little girls as many as could hold under it.

They came and sat on the ground where the little boys had laid crocus bags as well to prevent them from getting dirty.

God at work, no later had they finished all this there was a heavy mist with a bit of rain. They boys ran about on the outside as if they had won a race against time.

The tears and heartaches went and God's grace through these children filled our hearts and shun like a ray of hope.



See also: Reggae Music & Jamaican People

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