Charming Hotel Alternative
in New York City
Casa Donna B & B
An Urban Idyll
Casa Donna's lovely inn-style room is available to receive a select roster of women visitors (and their partners) by the night, the week or the month.
Two night minimum.
Casa Donna is located in a landmark converted 100-year-old public school building in the heart of a charming tree-lined Victorian brownstone neighborhood in artistic Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, the left bank of NYC. We are just steps away from several internationally renowned cultural institutions - The Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Prospect Park and The Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Nightly rate for 1 person is $125
Nightly rate for 2 people is $155
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Since I found you, you have birthed within me new ideas, wonderful emotions (mostly happiness) and awe. I am not only in mid-life but my only child is graduating from HS and I have lost my business. I still don't know what the next chapter will be and most of the time I am afraid. You have been the calm in my storm so often and I love you for that.
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It is my hope that as more and more women rise to reign
in the fullest potential
of our supremacy,
we will harness our purpose,
passion, and power
and direct it toward
creating a more balanced
and peaceful world.
This is the legacy of Her majesty.
Your Crowning Achievement!
Go in peace, my friends
In the spirit of the Divine Mother of us all:
She who creates and
She who inspires
She who nurtures and
She who bestows
She who heals and
She who defends
She who teaches and
She who listens
May you walk in the beauty
of Her devotion.
May you be safe in the warmth of Her embrace.
May you live up to Her standards of truth and justice.
May you go forth and
live in peace.
Wandering Around an Albuquerque Airport Terminal.
Naomi Shihab Nye
After learning my flight was detained 4 hours,I heard the announcement:If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A understands any Arabic, Please come to the gate immediately.
Well-one pauses these days. Gate 4-A was my own gate. I went there.
An older woman in full traditional Palestinian dress, Just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor, wailing loudly. Help, said the flight service person. Talk to her. What is her Problem? we told her the flight was going to be four hours late and she Did this.
I put my arm around her and spoke to her haltingly. "Shu dow-a, shu- biduck habibti, stani stani schway, min fadlick, Sho bit se-wee?"
The minute she heard any words she knew -however poorly used-
She stopped crying.
She thought our flight had been canceled entirely. he needed to be in El Paso for some major medical treatment the Following day. I said "no, no, we're fine, you'll get there, just late. Who is picking you up? Let's call him and tell him."
We called her son and I spoke with him in English. I told him I would stay with his mother till we got on the plane and Would ride next to her -Southwest.
She talked to him. Then we called her other sons just for the fun of it.
Then we called my dad and he and she spoke for a while in Arabic and
Found out of course they had ten shared friends.
Then I thought just for the heck of it why not call some Palestinian
Poets I know and let them chat with her. This all took up about 2 hours.
She was laughing a lot by then. Telling about her life. Answering
She had pulled a sack of homemade mamool cookies - little powdered
Sugar crumbly mounds stuffed with dates and nuts-out of her bag and was offering them to all the women at the gate.
To my amazement, not a single woman declined one. It was like a
Sacrament. The traveler from Argentina, the traveler from California,
The lovely woman from Laredo-we were all covered with the same
Powdered sugar. And smiling. There are no better cookies.
And then the airline broke out the free beverages from huge coolers-
Non-alcoholic-and the two little girls for our flight, one African
American, one Mexican American ran around serving us all apple juice
And lemonade and they were covered with powdered sugar too.
And I noticed my new best friend - by now. we were holding hands -
Had a potted plant poking out of her bag, some medicinal thing,
With green furry leaves. Such an old country traveling tradition. Always
Carry a plant. Always stay rooted to somewhere.
And I looked around that gate of late and weary ones and thought,
This is the world I want to live in. The shared world.
Not a single person in this gate - once the crying of confusion stopped
- has seemed apprehensive about any other person.
They took the cookies. I wanted to hug all those other women too.
This can still happen anywhere.
Not everything is lost.
|Pulsing with the Vibration of Peace
The Queen's Correspondence
Thanks so much for taking the time to respond to The Queen's Chronicles. Please keep your comments coming. And do feel free to make suggestions about content you would like to see. Or anything else, for that matter. It is a joy to connect with you.
Letters In Response to the last Issue:
o beautiful and inspiring Mama Donna. Separation is an illusion! We all live move and breathe in the Unified Field.
Much Gratitude as always!
Beautiful and powerful, as always!
- Camille, CA
This is sooooo beautiful!
- Carol, Crete
beautiful truth, thanks Mama Donna
I love this. Thank you so much for sharing!!
Beautiful and much needed. Namaste. Peace.
- Elayne, PA
Please keep your letters coming. And do feel free to make suggestions about content you would like to see. Or anything else, for that matter.
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We extend hearty congratulations to our multi-talented circle of Sister Queens for their impressive accomplishments and successes.
Use anything you can think of to understand
and be understood, and you'll discover
the creativity that connects you with others.
- Martha Beck
Suzanne Benton, CT;
Barbara Carrellas, NY; Karen Finley, NJ; Holly Hughes
, MI; LuLu LoLo,, NY; Linda Montano, NY; Lynda Rodolitz, NY; Theodora Skipitares, NY; Nina Sobell, NY;
Split Britches, NY; Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens, CA; Veronica Vera, NY;
on their performances and/or performances of their work.
Eleanor Antin, CA;
Suzanne Benton, CT;
Stephanie Brody-Lederman, NY;
Lauren Curtis, NJ; Agnes Denes, NY; J Ruth Gendler, CA; Karen Guancione, NJ;
Mierle Laderman Ukeles, NY;
Ana Mendieta, R.I.P.;
Lorraine O'Grady, NY;
Barbara T. Smith, , CA;
Linda Stein, NY; Hannah Wilke, R.I.P.; Martha Wilson, NY;
on the exhibition of their art work.
Healing Journeys With The Black Madonna (Book);
D'vorah Grenn, CA,
Talking to Goddess: Powerful Voices from Many Tradition
Mama Donna Henes, NY,
Bless This House: Creating Sacred Space Where you Live Work & Travel (Book);
Mimi Lobell, R.I.P
Spatial Archetypes: The Hidden Patterns of Psyche and Civilization
(Book); Sharon Mesmer, NY That Time My Ex Made Me the Villain in His Novel( Article: NY Magazine)
on their new publications.
Please send your good news, achievements, accomplishments, successes and celebrations so that our international circle of sovereign sisters can send you blessings and accolades.
And we are glad to so. It is a joy and a privilege to share in the fortune of another woman. I recently heard Oprah say the saddest thing ever - "The hardest thing about being successful is having someone to be glad for you."
It takes a centered and confident Queen to break that pattern. There are 60 million thrones out there. One for each of us. There is plenty of purpose, passion and power for us all. May we use it well!
Please Offer Your Purest Thoughts, Your Heart-Felt Prayers, Your Great Good Feelings, And Your Very Best Blessings For Healing and Peace of Mind To:
drianne, NY; Alison, TN; Amy, NY; Babs, NY; Barbara, NJ; Bebee, DE; Berenice, NY; Bettye, NY; Betty, AL; Chrissie, NY; Christine, NY; Dana, FL; Dawn, CA; Diane, NY; Dolly, NY; Dominique, NM; Dorothy, CA; Elfie, NY; Gail, WA; Jo, AZ; Gerry, VT; Joan, ME; Joan, NY; Judi, FL; Judith, NY; Karen, NJ; Kathleen, PA; Kathrine, Denmark; Kaylin, MD; Diane, Scotland; Kazuko, NY; Kim, NY; Kimi, NJ; Laura, NY; Laurie, OH; Laurie, MN; Linda, FL; Linda, SC; Lisa, NJ; Lorie, KY; Lydia, CO; Lisa, PA; Lucia, TX; Margi, NY; Mari, VA; Margi, NY; Marna, NY; Marsha, NY; Mary, MD; Mary, NY; Mary, OH; Mary, CO; Nancy, NY; Nancy, NC; Nona, LA; Pat, MA; Patsy, NY; Paula, NT; Pearl, NY; Reynolds, NY; Roberta, NY; Sally, NY;Sandy, CA; Sharon, NY; Shelley, NY; Sheriden, MA; Shirley, IN; Sherli, CA; Sid, PA; Sue, CA; Susan, NC; Susan, NY; Terese, NY; Terri, FL; Urvashi, NY; Vicki, MN; Weslea, ME;and Yvette, NY;
who are in the process of healing themselves from illness, accident, injury, or surgery.
Amy, NY; D. Barbara, NY; Beverly, NY; Carol, NY; Diana, FL; Donna, NY; Gaetana, NY; Joanne, NY; Kimberly, NY; Kyia, MN; Linda, NY; Linda, NY; Maureen, NY; Meryl, NY; Beedee, NY; Patricia, Australia; Regi, CA;Sheryll, CA; Susan, NY; and Svetlana, NY;
who would benefit greatly from some spiritual support.
Erica, New Zealand; Erica, CT; Gaetana, NY; Gail, NY; Holly, NY; Janet, CT; Kat, NY; Kate, NY; Kathrine, Denmark; Lois, NY; Marya, NY; Nancy, NC; and Roslyn, NJ; Ruth, CA
the caregivers who are in weary need of care themselves.
May Their Spirits Rest in Peace
inda Campbell, OR
Marcia Duvall, MA
Vicki Eaklor, NY
Josephine Herr, HI
Ann Marie Hershey, CA
Marcia Pearlstein, WA
Joan Pepper, AZ
Carolyn Ross, OH
Alexandra Swaney, MT
Judith Tilton, NJ
Nyla Dartt, WA
Leslie Cagan, NY
Virginia Mollenkott, NJ
Carol Osmer Newhouse, CA
Pat O'Brien, NY
Judith Stein, CA
Devorah and Cindy in your thoughts and prayers for healing.
The only work that will ultimately bring any good
to any of us is the work of contributing
to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson
Please send your requests for physical and spiritual healing and positive energy so that the powerful women of The Queen's Court might send their prayers and blessings to you in your time of need.
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