We did this work for the children of Dominica and the Caribbean as a whole. This is meant to remind us of who we are and where we came from . No matter where we go these traditions and culture should also be part of who and what we are. The world is forever changing before us and that’s ok and its fine to accept and embrace change as long as it’s for the better. However, don’t lose yourself in the journey and forget the roots. We want the children of the current generation to understand and appreciate the foundation that has been set and should not be lost. The technology around us may have changed but the discipline at the core should not be compromised. Take this trip with us back in time in the Caribbean to the timeline of our childhood. God Bless Dominica.
Sharon Dorival –
Once Upon a Time, described a period of unscheduled time when kids were free to be children. Children used to be free during the day to explore their island. They swam in the salty waters of the Caribbean, made swings out of old tires and rope, visited friends freely, basked in the sun and cooked by the river. The authors have documented our past well and leaves much to be desired. Children growing up in this world we live in today are missing out big time while they grow up way too fast. Though life in Dominica was not all fun and games kids knew how to have good, clean fun.
This book brought such a surge of memories to me that I was compelled to share it with my children. I remember drifting to the seashore near our primary school to catch hermit crabs, and search for seashells. There was always so much treasure to be found. The odd times I would locate a bottle with a message in it and the rest is history. There was also a river nearby and oh so many promises hid under the stones or in the grass. In short I would say it was sheer joy when kids escaped from chores in search of antiques.
This book is also a personal invitation to Dominica. There’s still undiscovered surprises waiting for one and all.
Copyright © 2020 Sharon Dorival