The flowers. They seemed just too perfect to be real, yet there was one petal of the blue hydrangea on the coffee table. The clock. Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock. One to my right and one staring me down. Quiet, please. The art. Fauvism. Fauvism. Fauvism. Red. Yellow. Orange. Mother holding a child. Man standing alone.… Continue Reading The Office
“Well, what makes you happy?” As I stared at my blank ceiling these words kept replaying in my mind as I rested my head on my pillow last night. Who would have thought that a simple question composed of 5 simple words would have caused me to lose sleep two nights in a row now.… Continue Reading What makes you happy?
It was a 1996 July summer afternoon at my family’s town home (my first home) in Wauchula, Florida. I’m not sure where everyone else was as I sat on our brown carpet perfectly aligned with the big television set that had only a limited number of channels – most of which became snow when the… Continue Reading My Beautiful Diamonds
As a Latina, the memories I treasure most all revolve around one significant aspect of any Latin/Hispanic household: food. Tortillas de harina (flour tortillas) and fajitas de carne asada (beef fajitas) always wait for me when I return to my parent’s home in our small country town. The tortillas are wrapped snugly in a kitchen… Continue Reading This Is What Nostalgia Tastes Like
So, here I am. It is just shy of 5 a.m. and I have been awake for about two hours – simply one of those nights. Oh, and it’s my 22nd birthday! For the past two hours I stared at my ceiling fan rotate lazily, walked around my humble casita seeing if there was anything I overlooked… Continue Reading 22 Years. . .One Lesson