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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The idea of perfection

Waiting for perfection is a mind numbing attitude. Waiting for the right moment, the right pieces to fall into place, the right place, the right amount of money, the right age… argh… so inhibiting! Just watch a baby learning to walk, wobbles, falls, grabs for support, moves legs to the right and left not really…

Simplicity and Happiness

Nothing is more sophisticated than simplicity. In a world where we are constantly bombarded by ideas that want to convince us to have more, to buy what we don’t need, to spend the money we don’t have, to insert one more social event in a schedule that craves family time, in a time when people…

Meditation on the go

The blueish orange sky was sitting in front of my windshield, the remaining light still hanging there as an invitation to enjoy the last hour or minutes of the day. Driving to and from these little towns where I live don’t take more than twenty to thirty minutes, and that’s a meditation time always. In…

Finding my place

I’m not gonna lie and say I knew all the answers when I threw myself into the world. I had a million questions and endless curiosity. Blame my artistic side, or my foreign origin, my entrepreneur spirit, my independent  mind, my nonconformist ideas. Whatever it was or whatever it is, the need for questioning and…