>> Thursday, February 9, 2012

I am from
from strong opinions and
a voice that expresses them.

I am from
from happy, sad, angry and
everything in between.
I am from laughing and crying
and plenty of yelling, too.

I am from
from jokes and bad puns
from belly laughs and
tears streaming down.

I am from
from come-as-you-are
from kitchen tables and
worn sofas in the living-room.

I carry pieces of them with me, in me,
through me.


love my mama, love my grandma


65, 93, 34 




Grandma Flo, 93 and still as funny and feisty a lady as ever. 


Ann Imig February 9, 2012 at 6:51 PM  

These are AMAZING. Beauty is where you're from.

Lindsey February 9, 2012 at 7:46 PM  

What gorgeous pictures and words too. The love between the three of you is palpable. xox

Galit Breen February 9, 2012 at 11:08 PM  

Ohmygoodness, this is stunning.

A lovely, clever, and (one more time) stunning idea and ode to family!

girl willow February 13, 2012 at 12:06 AM  

Gives me chills! You are all so lovely!! Hope you are well :)

miriam February 15, 2012 at 2:14 PM  

Wonderful with the photos. This reminds me of the Mary Pipher chapter in Writing to Change the World where she gives a prompt that says "start each line with "I am from""!

deb colarossi February 16, 2012 at 8:09 PM  

goosebumps here .
You are gorgeous.
And please tell your Mother and Grandmother that they are gorgeous. Infectiously so...

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