Nervioso

My sons are often described as “nervioso“ from the adults who work with them. Although there are more appropriate words for what they are–activo, ocupado, inquieto—-nervioso remains the adjective of choice. ┬áBasically it means they are active boys—not big fans of sitting down, preferring running to practicing their cursive. I don’t worry much about it. … More Nervioso

Unspoken

Nestled between present and past, rests the unspoken. Every day, a line of older men sit on the benches in front of the mercado. With their suspenders and white shirts, caps and fedoras, they perch on their canes and growl stories to each other. They play dominos in the cafeteria, and smoke dark cigarettes in … More Unspoken