Words of Wisdom
In Unguarded Thoughts, Lourdes Odette Ricasa has undertaken an extraordinary exploration of her travels and works of art. The book reveals her poignant side. One can feel the moment and it does not take long to feel what she expresses.
Seeker of sunlight and bright skies, fascinated by light, shadows and colors, she has compiled poems written since nineteen hundred and eighty seven. By seeing through the eyes of an artist, she has also written about the enjoyment, rewards and pleasures of painting and everyday experiences in life.
The depth of text is impressive in the way she has superbly presented the beauty of Spain. The Cow Bells of Monte Perdido, The Magic of Flamenco, the long and memorable sunsets at the Alhambra, the caves of Guadix and Flamboyant Seville are a few examples.
Filled with the spirits of Asia, the book begins with the splendor of Angkor Wat, Cambodia and ends with the poem "Life Without Television". She emphasizes her dislike or hatred for watching television, which she considers a waste of time. This explains how she was able to accomplish her goals in life.
The poems include verses of daily life in the Philippines, where she was born.
In more than ten years time, Odette has left an indelible mark of her travels around the globe.