I’m Not a Pet Person. Why Do I Have a Dog?

Posted by Adriana on October 13, 2016 in Personal Essays, Personal Notes, Uncategorized, Writing |

Why do I have a dog? I’ve been asking myself more often than I used to; a few times a day actually. That isn’t good. It’s like asking yourself: Why am I married? Or, why is there so much hair in my shower drain? You know, those kinds of questions that make you feel uncomfortable. […]

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Wounds x Scars

Posted by Adriana on April 1, 2016 in Uncategorized |

“We all have wounds and if we keep licking them they don’t heal properly to turn into scars. Scars are beautiful things. They tell our stories, but they don’t hurt anymore.” from “The Girl Who Could See Far” ongoing project by A.T. Gomes

Mommy isn’t my name. Or is it?

Posted by Adriana on December 18, 2012 in Pearls from Claire, Uncategorized |

“Mommy Toribio Gomes!” Claire said. “Excuse me, what?” I answered. “Mommy Toribio Gomes, I called and called, and you didn’t answer because of whatever you’re reading. So I did like you do. And. It. Worked.” she said triumphantly. “What do I do?” I asked. “You know, like when I don’t listen to you, and you […]

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