Lake Malawi , Malawi
A bed and breakfast on Lake Malawi.
Its 10:30 pm, baby and husband are sleeping, and I'm finally sitting down to "start my blog". I have nothing planned and all is quiet and blank for a few seconds, and then this quote and moment flash across my minds eye. I came across it while traveling in Malawi and it has been in my heart ever since. " I hate private life. I grew up in a home where every one at every time was welcomed." My siblings will laugh if they read this because I came home from my travels in Africa (circa 2010) and painted a large replica of this quote on cardboard and hung it in our family room.
This all makes sense because blogs enable private matters to reveal themselves out into the public. I am not a private person and do not want a private life. I want to share about my life. About my past, about my current, and about my future manifestations and desires. It feels good to share, and I have always found it healing to read the private inner-workings of other peoples hearts and minds. I believe the truth sets us free and reading others exposed truths can bring a deep resonance inside of us- connecting us to ourselves, human kind, and the universal truths that thread through us all. Really feeling less alone in this maze of life.
This will be my digital space where I can collect, archive, and share. Be it business, family, spiritual, creative, collaboration, art, memories. It may be thoughtfully executed, or it may be stream of consciousness. No Rhyme, No Reason other than for me to share and publish inspired parts of this lifetime as Perri Ricci (formerly Perri Kaminoff, DBA PUKA PERRI). And you are all welcome at anytime.
This quote has been repeating itself around me lately. This stage of my life has been the happiest by far and also the most shared. I share almost every waking hour of my life with someone I love, that loves me. I find this interesting. I studied economics in college so naturally I see Happiness on the Y axis and Time Shared on the X axis and a positively sloping line. Sharing life and happiness seems to have a self reinforcing effect.
Meet my mom and dad, whom raised me in the home where everyone was welcome. and meet my husband and son whom I share every day of my life with.
My Husband and I before babies
This is my husband Matias Ricci. In 2013 our roots intertwined and we have been growing together ever since. He keeps me grounded and doesn't let me float too high in the clouds. Our marriage has been the sweetest and safest container to live, create, and grow in. He loves our family and he loves to surf, and the rest of it he does gracefully. He's not perfect, I'm not perfect, our marriage isn't perfect, but together as a team we are better people and doing better work in this world.
Kuau, Maui 2014
Luka Kalani Ricci
My Boy. The eternal sunshine in my heart. He also hates private life and told me he prefers that we live in a village. More on him and how he got here in the next post.