Thursday, April 09, 2009


I'm not totally back, as I confess to having lost sight of time and space from being off my usual groove for the past six weeks. But I can share these "thousand words" -- bleary-eyed Moi is now officially the Mom to 13-year-old Michael from Colombia. This photo is from when we picked him up six weeks ago in Bogota at the government child welfare offices:

Colombia: that vibrant land with its stupendous ancient culture, Garcia Marquez, Shakira (who uses her earnings to educate poor children), green mangos as pungent as the Filipino's but mas grande as if individually enlarged by Botero himself... Yep--amidst the exhaustion, there is much joy ... and I also know I wouldn't be here today were it not for Poetry.

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