Terrifying last minute of our life

Saturday, August 3rd, massacre in El Paso kills 20. Sunday, August 4th, shooting in Dayton kills 10. Tuesday, August 6th, 9:30 pm we wiggled our way out of our last Broadway musical. 9:31 Walked by an inviting restaurant. 9:32 I suggested to her to stop for dinner. She refused and said she preferred to go…

Birthdays

When the day finally arrived the preparation of the table was the most important thing. Aunts , grandmothers, neighbors and friends all had a part in it. Somebody had already rolled out and ironed the nice table cloth, then they would start placing trays of docinhos all around the table with handmade decor that had…

Come fly away with me!

Five months from now we will be heading to Rio de Janeiro leading our first group of travelers for ten days. This idea has been living in my mind for a while, and finally Jeff and I put the plan to work and we will make it grow from now on. We believe traveling is…

Is your designer a good match for you?

It’s all about energy! Meeting, talking, designing with attention to the rational part of the project. What fits the budget, what the homeowner needs and wants, how this house’s new layout will work, educating clients about space functionality, and sometimes even fighting their preconceived ideas of what they think is right for the space. But…

Learning to fly

The act of learning how to fly tells more about our courage to try than our ability to fly.

What a mess

Life is unpredictable. If I could tell my old self seven years ago, when I was leaving a twenty year old marriage, that life was going to be all I imagined, I would not believe.  If I could have used some words of comfort and explained to myself that I was going to work on…

When plans don’t go as planned.

What to do when the unexpected takes over giving us a small window of time to make decisions? Isn’t that just a chance to be creative? Isn’t it a chance to prove to ourselves that we can find ways to solve problems even if when we didn’t know we could? Even pushing us to communicate…

That’s all I have

I went outside and screamed to them “This is all the light I have!” They were working there in the dark and under freezing temperatures, raking and blowing the leaves around the house, trying to get everything cleaned up before this week’s leaf pick-up truck. They had been cleaning the garden for the last three…

Dog from heaven

I had been driving around all day with her, searching for the meaning of death. Or to be more precise, driving around with her ashes in a box. The lady from the vet’s office called early this morning with a voice of mushy apple (if apples could talk). A voice that’s sweet but is past…

Waves of ideas

  Waves of ideas come and go trying to take me to different worlds where I can be totally alone and unreachable till the moment I’m completely satisfied and then I can choose to come back, or not. Where do we go when momentarily we leave our body? When the solid gold light feels like sticky…

Mismatching socks

As soon as I walked into the medical office two other guys walked in front of me, they were talking fast, in a hurry, and seemed like the nurse was expecting them, so I let them go first as I stood there watching. They told the nurse the two other brothers were bringing the baby…

Who are we?

  Constant comparison between this and that, one and the other, here and there, this size and that size, define all conclusions about every thought. That friday night we went to the same restaurant we enjoy going almost every weekend. The rooms were full, the waitresses busy, and sooner than later we had our appetizer…