It is amazing how a break from school and work frees the mind and the heart. Here are some pictures to share –
Lisa and I at the NY Botanical Garden for the Holiday Train Show, the trains reminded me of my Mami’s love for them, and the buildings are made out of natural materials, mostly wood. Look at Lisa looking up to da skies! We also hung out together on Christmas Eve, look at Carlos the keyboardist and Kendell the blur, get’s that from his Mama, too fast for da camera.
Ofelia and Diego, my kitties, accompanying me in the waining days of the semester, they are sweet company!
A beautiful rose that a prisoner in New Mexico drew, sent to me by my dear friend Alicia, through her friend Maura who works with prisoners. Beauty in the midst of oppression. Surely we can figure out a better system to treat other human beings and have community accountability.
And lastly, pictures of the NYC blizzard last night/this morning. Looks like new Mayor Bill DeBlasio did a better job than that blizzard Bloomberg messed up. Having the first Democratic mayor in 20 years, let’s see how they do and we push them to end so many years of catering exclusively to the rich, and let’s see what this new definition of progressive means. Always hoping and pushing on the streets! Also thinking of all the homeless folks the last 20 years have produced, and grateful for the sunshine today.
Here’s to a more hopeful and loving year with all the precious creatures on the earth!