For those of you who don’t know me, I am a writer… or at least that is what I identified as when I was living in Mexico. I used to write in Spanish and have 9 books published (3 translated into English and available on Amazon.com), but then 18 years ago my life did a flip-flop and I stopped writing. Instead of inventing things on the written page, I began re-inventing myself, or perhaps “un-inventing” as I stripped myself of stories and lies and beliefs and pernicious thoughts. It was like being born into a new life.
Then, just last summer, in order to share my experience in the small French town of Salies with a newly found “old” (5th grade) friend, Doug, I began writing in English. For the first time I wrote for the shear pleasure of it, and like a child with a new toy, I delighted in what I wrote. Doug became my Muse, commanding me to write every day, and I obeyed.
What started in Salies, continued once I got back to Madrid, where I now live, so the “stories” (I call them ‘vignettes’) have become book length material, and yet I continued and continue doing it just for pleasure. Then, some time ago, I saw the movie Julie and Julia, and the idea of creating a Blog to hang the vignettes on was born. I am a slow gestator. Only yesterday, on a spur of the moment impulse, I created this Blog.
If you enjoy what I post, please take out a suscription and continue reading. I would love to have you along on this journey. And, by the way, the title “Everything begins at 60” is absolute truth. At 60 I began living alone, no one but myself and I found The Work of Byron Katie, a simple process that questions stressful thoughts and allows one to move into the NOW in a most delightful way (as Mary Poppins-Julie Andrews would sing). So join me, awake yourself and discover how, not only Life, but EVERYTHING can actually begin at 60. In Spanish there is a saying: “Viejos… los montes y aún reverdecen” (Old… the mountains, and they still grow green).