Love Is… the greatest memory one can aspire to. I’m not going to make this post about the gushy feelings I have as I recall some of the most beautiful times of my life. Why if I can expect to create so many more?
Just a short couple of weeks ago, my family and I welcomed a new little member 😀💖 It’s a girl! – who’s a child of my girl’s- one of my daughters. This little doll is very special to us, as she is number fourteen of a bunch of great-grandchildren born under my parents. We’re a huge tribe!
Love is grand, indeed. Today I recall my dear Dad in loving memory, on what would’ve been his 86th. birthday. As a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he surely would’ve celebrated my Gia’s arrival as if it were the first of our clan. My Mom, thankfully here with us to share in a new joy, taught us alongside Dad, that we love and protect each other as a family should.
These great folks have been witness to oodles of history, traveling to the states from Cuba with barely the clothes on our backs. We thrived richly in ways which simply cannot be bought. A legacy of great wealth such as ours- is truly priceless.
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here. With this, I extend my apologies, while leaning on resourcefulness to accomplish the balance we as humans crave. As I continue to march forward, I’m not only grateful but proud to have attended the “School of Garces.” Thank You Familia!! This grand institution showed me all about what Love Is… 😊
History will always involve: those who were (such as my Dad); those who’ve just arrived (my granddaughter) those who are yet to arrive (a nephew’s baby).
Still I must add- that which is yet to be. Tomorrow I’m meeting with a private gallery owner who is interested in showing my work.
I look forward to confidently presenting my work in the hopes of reaching new agreements. In the course of my arts journey- It’s been a crazy ride. But I’m not done yet! Sure, there have been ups and downs. Of course I laughed and cried along the way (brushing off my shoulders). Hmmmph! The agony of defeat hasn’t taken my heart- I’m honored to add. Defeat is not an option when looking to succeed at a balanced lifestyle. It is my hope to inspire you, readers- to not stay down for long after a tough winded battle. At least for myself, when all else fails, there’s still the act of creating. With art to fuel my passions and being my passion, I don’t get bored because I couldn’t possibly allow it. It’s this which will leave for you a legacy:
What you do with your time and who you spend it with.
For now I must rest. Tomorrow is another important day in my history. Today I celebrated and will until I sleep. At this time of night, silently within. It’s bedtime after all! Before I go, I announce there to be more surprises to be revealed in my next post, along with results about tomorrow’s gallery meeting.
I hope to continue inspiring you my readers- to look ahead, look up, look all around and drink in life as you mean it. If only because you’re making history 😊
Until next time- thanks for reading, returning and enjoying my work! Please feel free to follow here for updates, as well as, in my Social Media circles.
~Adriana J. Garces