A couple of weeks ago, I went for a hike and came upon a buck that had been recently shot. … Continue reading Life is Never Sacrificed
Nowhere better can you understand the precious vulnerability of life than in the desert. Many cacti flower for just one … Continue reading When the flower revealed herself.
Two days prior to my grandma, Tita, dying, she asked Carmen and I to give her a bath. “Escojeme una … Continue reading The Tear of Death
PART 2 “Enfermo que come y mea, su Tita que se lo crea,” she would say when I was sick, … Continue reading Todo Sabe Mejor con un Pellizco de Amor/Everything Tastes Better with a Pinch of Love Part 2
A beautiful reflection by my daughter, Carmen Elida Mason. This morning, Shirley Temple passed away. I really don’t have a … Continue reading My great-grandmother’s love for the darling of Hollywood: Shirley Temple
As I stepped out of the airplane I smelled a familiar smell of dew and dampness, one which I had smelled … Continue reading In Her Dying Process, I Found Peace
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time in which we commemorate and receive our loved ones … Continue reading Día de los Muertos