I can't remember the last time I posted something...
It has been a crazy journey, much heartache because I lost my father to cancer. After more than a year, the fog of sadness is lifting. This man, the first man I was in love with, that man that I would judge all others by was physically gone. His story is not mine to tell but I can say he was a beautiful soul who loved his family with every fiber of his being. I am not ready to share that part of my life either. Maybe one day...
This year I also buried one of our tribe. We went to college together and this man 90% of the time had a smile on his face. It came as a shock. How can this genuinely good guy have been taken from this earth? Was it really his time? Death is still sometimes hard to wrap your head around.
Why am I back? I keep asking myself that. I kept flopping back and forth on whether I wanted to breathe life back into I Used To Wear 3-Inch Heels. What did I have to say? Was it worth saying? Maybe. So I am back! I will continue to give my views on life, praise the things, music, people I am wild about. Should I complain (because isn't there enough of that in this world of ours?), it will always end with a positive spin.
So here we are, 2016 the year of manifestation! Open arms, open heart let the wind whisper in my ear and remind me to breathe.
This is dedicated to my niece Isabella Alamillo who sent me a message asking when would I start writing again. Now Isabella! Now!
Monday, March 11, 2013
Beautiful people, for today's Musica Monday I have chosen Anugama "Healing Earth". It is one of my favorite songs when I am doing bodywork. Lately many thoughts of healing physically, emotionally and spiritually have been entering my mind, my heart and soul.
Enjoy and may you have a great week.
Enjoy and may you have a great week.
Friday, February 22, 2013
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Monday, February 18, 2013
For me the music used in a film is just as important to the plot and the characters one sees on the screen. Music helps pull you into the emotion of the film.
I recently got the opportunity to see an advance screening of one of my favorite books, Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. I have been waiting for over 20 years to see this book made into a film. The movie is directed by Carl Franklin and it hits the big screen on February 22nd. It is a must see film! It is so visually beautiful and the music (score by Mark Kilian) is just as stunning. Lessons, Harvest and The Llano adds to the land and nature you see on the film.
So for today's Musica Monday, go to iTunes and check out the soundtrack to Bless Me Ultima but on February 22nd, go to the theater and see the movie. The film is set during War World II and takes place in New Mexico. It tells the story of a relationship of a young boy and a "curandera" named Ultima. I don't think that I can say enough of how beautifully made it is.
Happy Musica Monday!
Monday, January 7, 2013
I have said in the past and will continue to say, music transcends boundaries. Music heals, comforts, gets you amped, keeps you company when driving, puts you to sleep at night, wakes you up in the morning...you get the picture.
Being on a budget doesn't leave a lot of room for purchasing music. I always love free downloads (legally) that you can add to your playlist. Whenever I find a great outlet, I want to share!
On Musica Mondays, I will write about what I am listening to or who you need to listen to (in my opinion).
I love KCRW Today's Top Tune You will get an e-mail everyday introducing you to the top tune for the day. I have been introduced to new music many times. Want to hear something new, a song that is different from everyday radio? Check it out!
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The holidays are over. Well almost, Dia de los Reyes is coming up and I look forward to the Rosca!
2013 has started with our first blessing. Maite turned another year older and she is in perfect health. Last year we had a minor health scare dealing with her thyroid. Her doctor told her today" It just disappeared. You have a lot of people who love you and pray for you. This was a special act of someone." I sat there thinking of her words. So true. I started thinking of all my family and friends who have their own prayer circles and how Maite's name was added to their prayers. I could feel the connection everytime I whisper her name into my prayers.
In looking at FaceBook, I have read resoultions, goals, objectives for the New Year of 2013. I made no resolutions. I just want to be present. Present in what I do, to not half-listen to conversations because I have other wheels turning in my head. I also plan to breathe. I was looking over a past post in which I wrote how I hold my breath a lot without thinking about it. I will breathe more deeply and actually listen to my intuition, my inner voice. I will not doubt. I am woman, I am warrior and will move through life confident and secure in my steps.
I have said I will write more and stay on top of my blog. I will not say that again. I will do. I will experiment in different directions and styles and discover what it is I really want to say. I will love myself.
What does 2013 hold for you?
Peace & Blessings Always
--your Sol Sista!