GPOYW with mi abuelita. My grandma is the cutest and sweetest woman you’ll ever meet. 

My grandmother’s face

I could look
at your face
all day.

It is filled with
curious lines
full of laughter
and sorrows
and mysteries
I’ll never unravel.

You have 
suffered
so much
in your 83 years.

Lost children,
infidelities,
rancors—

have all weathered
the face
that is so precious
to me.
They are a constant 
reminder for you
of this hard life.

You joke
about some day
getting a facelift.

But I tell you
No.
This is the face 
of love,
of life, 
and of joy, 
despite the tears.

I would be so lucky
to have a face
as lovely as yours. 

As some of you may know, NYC got hit with a snow storm last week named Hercules. While I think the name was a bit of a misnomer, it was still fun to go photograph Central Park. I love how it looks all covered in snow and to see the little kids playing on their sleighs and tobagons, something I never got to do growing up in Florida! But, wow, was it cold!!