Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Jacarandas Are in Bloom (4)

The jacarandas are in bloom. The pale purple blossoms on the bare branches take me back to Mexico. They awaken my longing, never far from the surface. Is it because it was a foreign country Mexico is so often evoked? … Continue reading

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Branches from Heaven (3)

I’ve been letting the fan palm in the courtyard go native. For weeks I swept the incessant drifting blossoms from the patio. An endless scattering of the tiny white blooms carpeted the little rug just inside the door. The berries … Continue reading

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I Kiss the Ground (2)

The wind took my sparrows. I didn’t believe it at first. For three days I told myself I must not have been paying attention. The wind was fiercer than ever before. It went on for a day and a night, … Continue reading

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A Crisis Quieted (1)

I am troubled all week, off kilter in a subtle way. It is hard to bring myself to my work. I eat too many dates one afternoon, sleep once in the early evening then go back to working. I can’t … Continue reading

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