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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

I am not a poet ... but had to write this

A few weeks ago, I woke up in the middle of the night and could not get a verse off my head.
I had to sit down and write.
I wrote this poem. Don't ask me why.  I just had to.
It is in Spanish.

Doesn't have a title ...

Cuando en al lucha se triunfa  (Cuando en el amor se triunfa o se pierde)
Que dolor queda
La flor incipiente
Del árbol dormido

En la semilla de antaño
Que dolor queda
La promesa truncada
De lo que fue y no fuera

En el corazón abatido
Que dolor queda
La vida interrumpida
El sueño que fue y pudiera

En la noche tan larga
Que dolor queda
La oportunidad perdida
Si no recordase la ofrenda (promesa)

En el amanecer tan frio
Que dolor queda
Si no extiendo la mano
Hacia lo que fue y pudiera

En el día mas largo
Que dolor queda
Si las palabras faltan
Y el amor se entierra

Pero si hay esperanza
Aunque sea un vestigio
Resucitare el amor
Para estar otra vez contigo

Aixa Torregrosa-Vazquez, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

When you are looking for something to do ...

 Yes, there's more snow/sleet/freezing rain coming our way ....
And, we are all tired of dealing with it and having to stay home trying to entertain the kids, do some work from home, catch up with chores, you name it.
I just want to share a few links of websites that might help keep you, the kids and everyone else busy ... at least for a couple of hours  (or at least maybe a few minutes).

The Smithsonian American Art Museum offers a variety of online exhibits: ... 
While there, check out : "Inventing a Better Mousetrap: Patent Models from the Rothschild Collection"

Check out:   where you can take a trip to New York , Bilbao or Venice.

Want more? Check out this list:

Explore nature, go on a virtual tour or the National Zoo

Do you have a favorite online museum or interactive website? Let me know.