You Know My Soul

Day after day, I come to you. Searching. The way you look into the vast emptyness of me without judgment for my sins astounds me. You forgive me over and over again. How is it that you know my soul when I know nothing?

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Today is Day 186 since Hurricane Maria made landfall and Day 199 since Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico.

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Ida Reaches Another Goal

Thanks to everyone reading my blog. I don’t have a lot of followers, but it doesn’t matter. Thanks to everyone who actually cares about Puerto Rico.IMG_0402.png

I just wish that I could get home, see my cousins and get at the truth with my own eyes. I was there in August 2017 and the hurricanes came about a month later. (Can you tell that I love Monument Valley???)

Buscando El Gato Loco

Every time the screen door slammed, someone ran out. First the cat, escaping our dog, and finally the girls. Pone tus chancletas…..no salga de casa descalzos! (put on your flipflops….. don’t leave the house barefoot). Out they went, after the dog, after the cat.100_1734.jpg

This is Day 177 since Hurricane Maria made landfall and Day 190 since Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico.

¿¿¿Es De Verdad???

Has the world begun to right itself? Today on Day 170 since Hurricane Maria made landfall and Day 183 since Hurricane Irma made landfall on Puerto Rico, StatusPR is reporting 92.90% power generation to 90.86 % of it’s subscribers.  My heart pleads that this is actually close to being true in the day to day reality of life in Puerto Rico.

¡¡¡Ojalá que sí!!!

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Testament Of Love

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Santa Maria Magdalena Del Pazzis Cemetery stands as a testament to family and love.  Ironically, spray painted along the curb along the entrance are the words, TE RECUERDES DE ME? (do you remember me?). Clearly, this place has been made sacred by the families that have interred their loved ones, commissioned these imposing sculptures, and maintained this cemetery since 1863.

Sí será siempre te recordare….. (yes, I will always remember you).

Happy Valentine’s Day

It is an honor and a privlidge to be able to document this cemetery over the many years.

 

Stopping For A Kiss On The Edge Of The Ocean

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I need you, I want you, I blame you for every mistake, every poor choice. You surround me, inescapably. Even if I wanted to, I can’t. We wrote memories beneath our skin, you and I. By choice. I can live every day with you in my bed or survive every night with you in my heart alone.