I have grown through many stages, suppose we all do.

First as a child on the island, then an adolescent in the states, a young mother in Venezuela, a professional wherever work has taken me, and now settled, but still growing.

LIVED and EXPERIENCED many adventures (which I mostly kept to myself, afraid none of my friends would believe them, as they were extraordinary even to me). Didn’t learn to swim pretty — had good manners and was polite (so I am told) — and liked all kinds of music (which I still do). Had the most terrific grandparents.

My childhood memories are dreamy & joyful,

so idyllic, I sometimes wonder.