Breathe

January 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Feeling closed in from all sides doesn’t need to be a negative. Calmly take it in. Breathe. Realize that before long that claustrophobic pressing pulls forward, away, and on to wherever aggressors go when one does not let their push back intimidate.

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Room for Cream

January 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Coffee with your cream? Dark roast, medium blend? Where are you from?

For years I have been fascinated by the language I am spoken to by strangers. People look at me and either confidently speak, hesitate and then speak in slow English, rarely Spanish, or bluntly ask What’s your ethnicity?.

Waiting for a clue, a word, a sounds from me, verification for them, I teasingly smile.

Race, ethnicity, politics, and political correctness have forever come together, further complicating who and what I am, have been and am now.

I feel more and more American every year.

Where Am I?

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