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19 Aug 2018

Self-portrait in the Hotel Nacional de Cuba

This is a self-portrait I took nearly two years ago in the Hotel Nacional de Cuba. There were things I really liked about it, well I liked everything about it except my face. I thought it looked weird so I kept it to myself. Then one day I said, f*ck it! Sometimes my face just looks weird-maybe most of the time.  So what…       Natalie resides in Peoria, Arizona, with her husband, two children, and two dogs. Her […]

08 Mar 2017

Adventures in Cuba

          My father sent this letter to me on January 8, 2011.  What an incredibly generous offer coming from his big heart!  At the time, I was beyond preoccupied with my 2 and 3 year olds and battling some significant health issues.   I kept the note on my desk and in my free moments, I would read it and just dream about this future trip with my dad. Life continued to be busy and it always […]

14 Feb 2017

Mirror, Sylvia Plath

Mirror, by Slyvia Plath “I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions. Whatever I see I swallow immediately Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike. I am not cruel, only truthful- The eye of the little god, four cornered. Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall.  It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long I think it is a part of my heart. But it flickers. Faces and darkness separate […]