FEATURED POET – SEPTEMBER 2010
Getting to Know: Zulma Ocampo ( a.k.a. ~Z~)
1: What kinds of emotions/images/objects/animals inspire you most?
I am most inspired by Harvey the Blue Dinosaur, crayons, life’s journey with its trials and joys, puppies, Desiderata, Solomon’s Songs of Songs, a breeze that gingerly speaks to my soul, and the tender loving look in the eyes of my little girls, and their unconditional love.
2: Do you have a favorite author, book or movie to recommend?
Paulo Coelho’s – The Alchemist, and Mother Teresa’s – In the Heart of the World
~Thoughts, Stories, and Prayers.
3: What jobs or projects are you involved with outside of OM Times?
I am a currently a Tutoring Consultant for The International Center for Education and Sports (ICES). ICES is an afterschool program in the Long Beach/Belmont Shore area serving 10 School Districts and over 10,000 school children. I am working on two projects I have been collecting my poems for over decade, and writing a little book about trees I started in January of 2008 but have collected information over my life time. The book will be filled with poems and spiritual experiences.
4: Do you have a favorite plant, tree or flower?
Oak Trees are lovely, even though it is very difficult for me to choose Tree or Flowers. I love trees they are so amazing providing shelter for humans and animals, they are Mother Nature’s gifts to us providing shade for animals and humans, shelter to make log cabins, some provide fruit, and can be used for medicinal.
5: What is your favorite food?
I like Italian Food when I’m feeling mysterious. Love Chips with Fresh Salsa or Hummus just for fun. :D
6: What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
I am pro-ice cream so I <3 all flavors.
7: What is your message to the world?
Life is what it is. If mother burps all differences will be put aside within Humanity, then everyone will finally work together to give each one a hand back up.
You can visit ~Z~ *here*. Drop by her page and have a look around.
Zulma, thank you for sharing your Self, and your life with us!