A friend explained she would vote for Trump not because she liked him but because of his policies. I had to stop and think about that, wondering which policies those might be, and determined the main policy she supported was to ban abortion. If that is the case, she could vote for Biden, since it… Continue reading Before Voting….
“Why,” she questioned, “don’t you want to know? “I had a life before you, before I married your father. “A meaningful life. “I knew other people, interesting people. I worked. I loved. I laughed. I cried. “I had a life.” At seventeen I had no history, no interest, and no answers.
Here is an early Christmas picture taken last year while visiting Oaxaca during the holidays that is my contribution to Trevor Carpenter’s Photo Challenge with the prompt of Yellow. Merry Christmas early! https://photochallenge.tempusaura.com/2020/10/2020-week-43-yellow/
I’m sharing pictures taken during a trip to Ireland several years ago with my daughter as we traveled random roads meandering along the sea, enjoying the sounds of waves, the lovely landscapes, and the delightful people. See more seascape pictures at Travel Words Photo Challenge. https://traveltalk.me.uk/2020/10/18/2020-photo-challenge-42/
I’m writing more about the Day of the Dead celebrations held in Mexico and Latin America countries annually on November 1-2; two days of reverence I have come to appreciate and respect. It is important to know Day of the Dead festivities are not a version of Halloween, but rather a time to honor life… Continue reading Day of the Dead, Part 2
Striving has been my measuring stick. Where to go next? Am I earning enough money? Am I successful? Always running toward. Guilt-filled standing still. Life now flows gently. Unconcerned with accomplishing. Avoiding pressure, allowing spaces to expand into hours sitting, staring, thinking, dozing. Unencumbered with goals but burdered with time.
The heart sits in silence wrapped in my warmth, Feeling its voice vibrate with a steady beat, Knowing the pace will quicken and slow But the music will not stop until the song is finished. Another stanza unwritten, another instrument unplayed Perhaps to be heard by a heart yet unborn. https://weeklyprompts.com/2020/10/17/weekend-challenge-where-the-heart-is/
A friend hosted a street concert yesterday and friends and neighbors lined the street to enjoy an outdoor concert by renowned guitarist Almitri Tzigane who resides in San Miguel. Artists of all types are struggling because of the Covid-19 virus restrictions that have closed venues and limited entertainment engagements. Locals are hosting outdoor events on rooftop… Continue reading Street Concert in SMA
Senate Hearing underway. Questions unanswered. Clarity avoided. Truth questioned. Beliefs kept secret. Rules changed. Democrats frustrated. Republicans determined. Laws overturned. Health care dismantled. Womens’ Rights trampled. Pre-existing conditions abandoned. Virus rages. Experts ignored. Trust disappears. Rich empowered. Poor suffer. Families divided. Tempers flare. Supreme Court stacked. Polls overwhelmed. America Changes.
Here it is fall of 2020, and even in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico I can begin to feel the shift away from summer. The mornings are cooler, the days not quite as warm as they were just weeks ago, and blooming plants aren’t as radiant, except for the marigolds Marigolds are the October and… Continue reading Day of the Dead in SMA