Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Amazing Yaman

yaman says, 'mommy, if you're here, you would have been cuddling me to sleep'. that's very true. and i would do more than that. i will caress her hair, smell the scent she had since being a baby, and i would be filled with amazement, how this child grew to be like this. once a little seed inside mommy's tummy and now 104m tall already. fond of drawing, writing, reading and just about anything that little hands could do. and we would sing. her songs. those she sings while drawing, while playing with stickers, the one she's humming now while drawing in front of her cyber-mom. i will forever be amazed. God didn't give me the life i want when i was 28. but, here, witnessing the miracle, the treasure that is Yaman, He surely gave me the fulfilling happiness i could have only understood, now at 39.

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