Maraquita87

Late Ripeness “Not soon, as late as the approach of my ninetieth year, I felt a door opening in me and I entered the clarity of early morning. One after another my former lives were departing, like ships, together with their sorrow. And the countries, cities, gardens, the bays of seas assigned to my brush came closer, ready now to be described better than they were before. I was not separated from people, grief and pity joined us. We forget - I kept saying - that we are all children of the King. For where we come from there is no division into Yes and No, into is, was, and will be. We were miserable, we used no more than a hundredth part of the gift we received for our long journey. Moments from yesterday and from centuries ago - a sword blow, the painting of eyelashes before a mirror of polished metal, a lethal musket shot, a caravel staving its hull against a reef - they dwell in us, waiting for a fulfillment. I knew, always, that I would be a worker in the vineyard, as are all men and women living at the same time, whether they are aware of it or not.” ~ Czeslaw Milosz ~ My name is Cristina Jill Mosqueda Cooper. I pause looking at my name, and think about how much there is to explain with those words alone. My mother gave me a name to use in each of my worlds, Cristina for my Cuban life, and Jill for the American life. I suppose it is there were the paradoxes of my life began. I have been many things in my life, from a housekeeper to a high school history teacher; but no matter what else I did, I was always a writer. I love words and the power and passion which they can be used to create. I love reading words, writing words, speaking words, and listening to words – especially words from people that I love and respect. It is my desire to live life on my own terms, and willingly or not, I have paid the price demanded, by the world, to be myself. I share my life with Kate, with whom I have lived for the last 23 years, and Miss Merry Margaret, our little mutt who really is the world’s most perfect dog. I also travel, cook, garden, sculpt, and make large messes doing all of the above. Welcome to my world, that is all for now.

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August 12, 2015

Follow   Cybersecurity Checkup© for August Cyber Threats to Mobile Devices How do you protect your Mobile phone?   Do you even think about protecting your mobile phone?  Something that is said about computer security people, is you put a smart phone in our hands, and we become dumb. The mobile phone...
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Poet’s Corner

March 3, 2015

Follow Running Against the Wind by Bob Seger It seems like yesterday But it was long ago Janey was lovely she was the queen of my nights There in the darkness with the radio playing low And the secrets that we shared The mountains that we moved Caught like a wildfire...
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Poet’s Corner

December 1, 2014

Follow  Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas   Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.   Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because...
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Art

November 29, 2014

Follow To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~ Skating in Central Park By Agnes Tait Leave it to a true New Yorker to so perfectly capture Central Park, teaming with festive merry makers. Skating in Central Park...
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In the Wild!

January 23, 2014

Follow The Ghost and the Darkness The Man-Eaters of Tsavo     So I should perhaps be a bit embarrassed, that it was a movie that made me seek out an exhibit, of what was once two proud lions, which are now stuffed and housed in a glass case, at the Field...
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Merry Christmas to All

December 25, 2013

Follow Merry Christmas to All   4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting...
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Free in September

September 2, 2013

Follow    Smithsonian Free Museum Admission Day On Saturday, September 28, 2013 the Smithsonian Magazine is once again sponsoring a Free Museum Admission Day.  Simply go to the link below to find a participating museum and print your ticket! http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/  

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