All here is a mystery of contraries,
Darkness, a magic of self-hidden light,
Suffering, some secret rapture’s tragic mask,
And death, an instrument of perpetual life.

– Vashishtha Ganapati Muni


named after the supreme Hindu Goddess
representing eternal energy, time, and change
she appears as a symbol of triumph over darkness and suffering
she creates and destroys worlds, proving the interconnectedness between birth and death
a fusion of contradictions like life itself
she does not give what is expected


named after her Sicilian great-grandfather who traveled through foreign lands creating his own world


named after the creation of a new family
we invoke our ancestors from Italy and the Philippines with gratitude for all that they have given us, something that never could be named.