Handle with Care

“In Mexico they say that when someone you love dies, a part of you dies with them. But they forget to mention that a part of them is born in you — not immediately, I’ve learned, but eventually, and gradually. It’s an opportunity to be reborn. When you are in between births, there should be some way to indicate to all, “Beware, I am not as I was before. Handle me with care.” — Sandra Cisneros, Have You Seen Marie?

Present

“We can learn so much from kids. We can learn how to be patient, how to forgive, how to move on, how to be present.” – Novak Djokovic

Seeing Flowers

“Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small it takes time, we haven’t time, and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
― Georgia O’Keeffe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from time shared with friend Mary O’Connor at the New York Botanical Gardens and their recent exhibit Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions Of Hawai‘i.

BOOK REVIEW by Juliana Lightle

Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind provides an unexpected metaphor for individual life, culture, and so much more. Nearly all the poems are accompanied with a photograph, often of trash in which lays a dental flosser (yes, one of those instruments with which you floss your teeth) with date and location. Flossing is supposed to prevent anything from being left behind. Hence, the title brings up an unusual play on words.” – Juliana Lightle