MEMORY IS A GIFT What if you couldn't remember? On this memorial day, as I begin a retreat to work more on my book about caregiving and Alzheimer's, I'm grateful for just remembering. Imagine a life without remembering. Imagine a life not being able to memorialize anything -- including those who gave their lives for our freedom, and for me, also the many angels who've helped me along to be here, right now, in this path shaded by tall pines. I wonder sometimes, how lost my parents must have felt, knowing in their bodies, a long life of joy and sorrow, but lingering in the watery half-life of forgetting. Drowning into death, for days on end, days, days without end. But I am here today, and I write for them, for their memory, and for all of those whose lives somehow have made it possible for me to be here now.
La voy a extrañar, la quiero mucho. . I'm also going to miss this child whom I've come to adore. Volunteering for @everybodywinsdc has been such a simple yet deeply rewarding part of my starting season in D.C. -- a quiet way of being that change you want to see in the world. . My note to her: ... never stop believing in yourself. . And that's a note to all women, young and old, including myself, as I start another season of gypsy-ing. Retreating to Virginia soon.
If I could only stomp out legislation against women's bodily autonomy ...
Guess how many times we take that left door 😂😂😂 #lifelessons thank you @landmarktheatres for the existential humor ❤ the conditioned mind needed the sign on the right door.
Dear mom, here's what I wish I could tell you ... a poignant series by @thelilynews. More words by others at my linktree.
You know I had to ... . . . What was said to the rose that made it open / Was said to me here in my chest. -- Rumi
Olé! Dancing sevillanas yesterday at @wncathedral during @allhallowsguild #flowermart was an unforgettable experience. So grateful to my teacher @magdalenaflamenca for offering this workshop. . What happens when our New Yorker teacher choreographs a quintessential Andalusian dance for students from different continents? Magic! All of us transplants or first generation from different walks of life, from millenial to midlife -- all of us speaking the universal musical language of the body, connecting authentically and working as a team.