This scene appeared in front of me as I drove to Ajijic. I pulled over as quickly as I could and captured this photo, which looks like a sunset but is actually a sunrise. Sometimes it is hard to tell a beginning from an ending. I guess my move to Mexico was both.
On the pages of this blog, you will find the poems, stories, books, essays and photographs of a youngest child, small town girl, waitress, traveler, teacher, writer, artist, t.v. production assistant, curator, editor, poet. My blog address is “grieflessons” because this started out to be a website to try to get my book Lessons from a Grief Diary: Rebuilding Your Life after the Death of a Loved One out into the world. If you need to know a bit more about that, please click here and go to the second book description on that page. If you wonder why the name of this blog is “Lifelessons,” when the url says “grieflessons,” look here.
I gave birth to this blog on March 27, 2013 and it very quickly turned into a blog not about grieving, but about life. On July 14, 2014, I published my 172nd blog entry. Most of these entries were made during a one month period of 2013 and April through June of 2014 when I vowed to make an entry a day, writing to a prompt sent to me either by the NaPoWriMo site, the WordPress Daily Post prompt or prompts by readers of my blog—and to do most in verse form. You may see them, newest to oldest, here.
If you’d rather start with Prairie Moths, Memories of a Farmer’s Daughter, an account, in verse, of growing up in a place where you would think there wasn’t very much going on—unless, of course, you could look into the imaginative mind of a youngest child whose whole family seemed to go continually on ahead of her, leaving her lots of time to observe and comment. She tells her story from a progression of selves, aged 6 through 50. To read more about Prairie Moths, go here.
Available on Amazon are my children’s picture books: Sock Talk: A Christmas Story, (Go here to read a sample) and Sunup/Sundown Song, both Illustrated by Isidro Xilonzóchitl. Soon to be published is I Really Want a Puppy. Future books in the series are: Fish Feet, and How Come the Thumb, Chum?)
I hope you will be interested enough in my blog to meet me here daily.