A poetic introduction…
I am from distant travels, hometown exploration and backyard adventures.
I am from sweet, homemade treats and flowery bouquets, from captured images and constant motion.
I am from the mobile suburbs…impoverished, uneducated, but bright with sunny hope and 1st chances.
I am from the Lily, the strong, spiritual mother, the flower mi abuela held close.
I am from beachside barbeques and spirited conversations, from a line that carries Marvins and Bessies and Maries.
I am from the loud oppressive voices and poetic gentle encouragement, of both haves and have nots.
From “failure is your worst enemy” and “you can do anything“.
I am from stone structures with colored windows and lit crosses. I am from raised hands, lifted eyes and hope-filled prayers.
I am from the gulf coast, home of Katrina, the richness of stews and fiery sabor.
I am from great lakes, crystal waters and green plains.
I am from open prairies, shattered dreams and new beginnings.
From the Catholic weddings with pollo asado, a honeymoon escape far away, running from suegra, 3 siblings and two sets of parents.
I am from the silver an pearl album that recounts the day I started over, the photos, the memories, the people who’ve made my life beautiful.
I am from peace and confusion, from chaos and loving arms.
I am from places, that led me to places, that will lead me places. I am home.
Where are you from?
The idea for this post was taken from a post by La Literista, who borrowed the idea from Unknown Mami, who borrowed the idea from somewhere else, etc., etc. You can find the original template here…feel free to customize it to your liking. ;)
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