Showing posts from December, 2007

New Year's Gift - My Hair - Entry for December 26, 2007

I donated my hair to Locks of Love , an organization that collects donations of hair to make wigs for children who have cancer and other diseases who have lost their hair. Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers. I have thought about donating my hair for a while now. It had grown so long that I was starting to sit upon it (an annoying thing). In truth, my hair was a major vanity of mine. Strangers (usually women) would come up to me and say how beautiful it

El Conquistador - A Poem in Spanish - December 8, 2007

Ese gringo invadió mis tierras Crusó la frontera Subió mis montañas Y enterró su bandera en sus cumbres Ese gringo dejó sus huellas En el llano de mi existencia Clavó su hacha en mis muros Y minó los diamantes de mis cuevas Y cuando ese gringo alcanzó mis playas y se tiró en mis aguas Al punto de ahogarse Yo, con compasión Le di, también, mi aire.

Self-Realizations - Entry for December 01, 2007

I am needy I am not high maintenance I am loving I am not spiteful I am empathetic I am not clingy I am smart I am not arrogant I am high strung I am not crazy I am soft-spoken I am not a push-over I am shy I am not quiet I am sad I am not depressed I am giggly I am not high I am beautiful I am not a beauty I am overweight I am not a monster I am angry I am not violent I am overwrought I am not overworked I am strong I am not invincible I am stressed I am not giving up I am Vanessa I am not what you want me to be