So much sadness

So much sadness in the world.  People dying alone, or on their cell phone, through a hospital window saying goodbye to a loved one.   Or not saying goodbye from a bed in the projects, or a castle on the rock, like Mont San Michel.  Too much misery. The tsunami was coming our way.  But [...]

Henrietta Lacks

When the pandemic began to effect my life, seriously I was reading "Living" by Annie Dillard, an excellent writer, but the story got to be so dreary, I picked up Willa Cather's book "The Professor's House." I knew I could count on Willa to give me some sense of redemption - not in the self-centered [...]

Yesterday

The sound of droplets falling to the ground was heard. I saw them collecting on the window pane. like a tear collecting in the corner of a single eye, Sliding down like a stream of broken dreams, dissipating, slipping away. Outside, orange crocuses popped out of the ground making merry on a spring-like day. In other [...]

The Same Way

The Same Way

People don't  always see things in the same light.  Reactions will differ, from something to nothing at all.  Even in seeing a blade of grass. The same blade of grass in a sea of millions of other blades, an observer might ask: why are you looking at that blade of grass? -singular, like yourself. - [...]

En la Florida

En la Florida

En un barrio de Santiago, Chile, que conozco bien, la madrugada amanece un poco antes de levantar el sol.  El nogal enfrente, muriendo de la sequedad de esta zona es símbolo del cambio de clima y de la escasez de agua.  Todos los árboles del jardín están perdiendo hojas y fruta.  Pero a pesar de [...]