Mine is a world of music
and even in prose
would I have my words dance
Mine is a space of rhythm
in which I throb with all that is
Mine is a vista of poetry
rendering mine a heart of joy
and, spirit overcome with gratitude,
do I truly wish upon my brethren
that an ounce of beauty
lighten a pound of hurt
About this website
This website has a dual function. On the one hand, I am very grateful that I may share what I am about in this way. I must admit that for the most part during my long career in employment I eagerly looked forward to the moment that I would no longer be identified merely through the positions I held. We are not our job. Nor necessarily a parent, child or sibling. And certainly not any of the things we possess while we are here. We have come to experience all of this, and more.
What we really are is miracles alive. Each of us a masterpiece, a wondrous combination of energy and matter, if such distinction can be made. We should be jumping for joy, every day. Unfortunately, most of what reaches us and sometimes affects us is negativity, small and large scale. So this site is dedicated to positivity, light and hope. A break. A breath of fresh air. I believe it is of the utmost importance that we generate as much good as possible, to help counter the weight of negativity on our world.
We are all at different stages in our development. Unique beings as we are, we are inspired in various ways. Therefore there is much varied material here. To whom it concerns; I hope you find something of interest, distraction, refreshment or illumination. If not, by all means move on in peace.
I will continue to try to be the best me that I can be in this one lifetime, with the resources I have been granted. I expect that this will result in ever more art of word, music and imagery. Let me know if you’d like to receive updates from time to time. Please be advised that - for now - this is included in a combined newsletter with information about my husband, concert pianist and writer Gustavo Corrales Romero, and our company KyG Productions. We strive for an overseeable structure so you may see at a glance what might interest you and what not.
The newsletter is offered in three languages; English, Dutch and Spanish. For previous editions, see the News & Links page. Ideally this website will be offered at least in Dutch as well. Time will tell whether I will be allowed to create these pages.
Prior to and in preparation of current pursuits, Karen D. Russel de Corrales was employed more than 20 years as a management assistant, mostly at an executive level (under various denominations; executive secretary, personal assistant, office coordinator, office manager), working for a wide variety of companies including the Hyatt Hotels Corporation, the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO), Royal Dutch Shell and The Hague Academic Coalition (HAC).
KDRdeCorrales: writer, composer, pianist, singer, visual artist and choreographer; together with husband and partner – pianist, writer, composer and visual artist Gustavo Corrales Romero – in 2011 officialized their activities by establishing an event management and retail business, for the purpose of in principle promoting own events and products (concerts, books and CDs), under the name KyG Productions.
Born in Aruba, raised mainly on St. Croix, Bonaire and in The Netherlands, KDRdeCorrales considers her multiracial, multilingual and multitalented background an immense blessing and solid, fertile ground for all her aspirations.
'I create because I have to. It is as simple as
that. Ideas – most of which seem dictated and legitimate – curiously abound and
don’t leave me alone until I’ve at least made a note, so I quickly learned to
do so and am now able to maintain a certain measure of control and solace by
the grace of the existence of my lists. I’ve spent a lot of time maturing and
am very grateful to now finally be standing at the onset of an era of hopefully
You are never given a dream
without the power to make it come true.
- Richard Bach -
If you have not yet done so, it is time for you to wake up to your own unlimited potential.
May you glimpse, my beloved brethren, as I have, the rainbow dancing in your heart.
May you be enlightened.