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…

Business man

  “Quanto custa?” I asked the little boy, and he answered me in a perfect English: ” It’s a donation, you pay as much as you want”. He had entered the restaurant where we were sitting and waiting for our fiends to arrive. It was one of those small places, half eating area and half…

Ilha Grande

      My cheese-bread rolled over the small table where we were sitting at the outdoor cafe, I looked at him and quickly grabbed it and put it in my mouth. For that split second he thought that I would give up on that piece of  bread rolling on a not well sanitized table, and he…

Dutch girl

We had been walking around for a while going in and out of different houses, either to eat, or to see things while alternating with the entertainment on the streets. Noise, music, food, drinks, people of all ages celebrating a medieval  party. This one art gallery had many faces staring at me, some in very colorful…

By the train tracks

We had gone on that dirt road too many times. Like a movie that you have watched over and over to the point where you know every dialogue, I knew each house, each tree and bush. To the right of the road was a row of tiny houses and their tiny backyards where kids played…

Lessons from the sea

Back in Mexico, four times in the last two years, every time a different place and a new experience. This is slowly turning into a love affair. Our boat was waiting for our group of 22 divers, this would be our place to live in the next seven days. The crew of ten people, and…

Not for everyone

Art and design are not for everyone, they are for those who want it. A design or a piece of art start their life in the creator’s mind. Just like life starts in someone’s body. It takes time to grow, mature and to be ready to come out and be in the world. When I…

The tortilla lady

There she was standing on her 2′ radius, rotating between the bowl of dough, the press machine, and the grill where she would finalize her work by putting all of the grilled tortillas in a basket covered with a white and green checkered napkin. She worked fast and pretended that nobody watched her. I watched…