Friday, February 17, 2012

SPANISH FRIDAY: Me Dan Ganas de Bailar

Me da gusto compartir con ustedes una cancion que siempre me hace feliz. Se que tiene que ver con el amor, pero para mi, no. Si no, yo pienso en lo tanto que cambiamos durante nuestra temporada en este mundo. No se porque, pero me dan ganas be bailar esta mañana. Bailan con migo?

Que pasen un buen fin de semana, mis amigos. <3


It gives me pleasure to share a song with you that always makes me happy. I know it has to do with love, but not for me. Rather, I think of how much we change, during our lives in this world. Don't know why, but I feel like dancing, today. Will you dance with me?

Have a great weekend, my friends. <3

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My Valentines ... I Love You

Our wedding, September 5, 1998
I met my husband in Las Vegas Memorial Weekend of 1993. We were poolside at the Tropicana swimming amid hundreds of bodies, when we met ... actually, when I made the first move. I was a fearless twenty-three-year-old, then. He was there with this buddies from Waltham and I was there with my girlfriend, Racheal from Orange County, who ended up coming down with a horrible case of food-poisoning. Had she not gotten sick, who knows if I'd have had all that free time on my hands.

Three years later in 1996 he tracked me down to tell me he was coming out to Orange County for a wedding. Our future was sealed with a single question: "Will you have lunch with me?"

And so, I did.

Junior taking a nap.

Nine months later I relocated to Boston, we eloped to Vegas, nine months after that we had our "public" wedding, five years later we had our son. When I think of the journey we've been on, not always smooth, sometimes bumpy, I can't help but wonder how different our lives might've turned out had we not met at that pool in 1993. We are so lucky to have been brought together by fate, since I later learned that he wasn't even supposed to be on that trip. Somebody, somewhere was guiding us.

Daddy and Junior

Wishing you a much loved and happy Valentine's with your family and friends.

Friday, February 3, 2012

I Want to Be Educated

by Ezzy Guerrero-Languzzi

I want to be educated
Chapters in books
Pages, words
Sounds, thoughts, emotions


Who's free, really, in this country?
I never had the right, apparently
What you cannot, will not, refuse to see
I promise will never cease to be

These chapters in books and pages, words
Voices from the past, a warning to the future
A salve for wounds undiscovered

These chapters in books and pages, words
Tell me that in humanity I am not alone
I have brothers and sisters on the same journey
Finding our place in this world and our communities

Go ahead
You may take them
I give you permission to confiscate them
Ban them
Burn them
Hide them in boxes
Do what you must
But know -- try as you may, you cannot hide or change history

You will not conquer me.