May, 2000
Nevisian Paradise
Garrick's Pasture
Nevis, West Indies

Greetings from Paradise
"Red Skies at Night"

Hi Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                             Red skies at night.

Before I continue, let me backtrack and sidetrack to Hurricane Lenny whose wild and unprecedented path of the last century's left its mark on this small island. The morning before hurricane Lenny arrived on Nevis (November 17, 1999), I awoke just in time to glimpse the last fading rays of the sunrise and was taken back by the blood-like redness of the color. It literally was the color of blood-and I have seen a lot of blood in my life-not the usual pinks, peaches, mauves in the sky, but crimson red!!! How many times since then have I reflected on the ditty I remember from years gone by, "Red skies at night, sailors delight, red skies at morn, sailor be warned." While gazing at sunrises, I have repeated that ditty countless times without questioning, Who is warning? After Lenny, it soon became crystal clear when others here who also saw the sky said, "Look how God speaks to us?" I have experienced God's voice within, I even talk about it my book but never before have I experienced God's continual communication-- if we just listen, look, feel and mostly believe. God's presence permeates Nevis, in its beauty, in its people and their unshakable belief. I am amazed daily by what unfolds. One thing I know is certain, very little will be what I think it will be. I am learning so much about life, sometimes I feel that I am taken way back to more primitive times when humanity was just evolving into the upright and nomadic beings that we are. In the letters ahead, I will share some of the tales that others have shared with me because those tales and their warmth and wisdom are what continuously awe me. Enjoy the photos of the red skies and some of our favorite sunsets. I always look forward to the gift on the celestial pallette, bidding the day farewell.
 

                      
            One of Lee's favorite sunsets.                                                                             One of my favorite sunsets.
 
 
 
 

          
                                Mystical sunset.                                                                  Gift when Gayle and Nick were here.



Sunset as Lee and I were returning from Paradise Beach.



Love and Later,
Ruth