So, what have we been up to, as of late? Well, in the last 16 months we had a baby girl, opened up a store in Dupont, rolled out our WHOLE FOODS pint program, moved to a house in Columbia Heights and sold our apartment in Adams Morgan. All the while passing through our summer season, which is total insanity already. Needless to say, it has been an intense, a beautiful, a transforming, an exhausting-exhilarating, mind blowing, fucking awesome trip, to say the least! We have been up and we have been down, we have been like corks bobbing on the surface of the ocean, sometimes languidly floating under the full moon, other times it seems as if we barely pop up to the surface for a gasp of air. That’s just how life seems to bring her experience, at full fucking speed, pedal to the metal, in the art gear. Creating, spewing, scribing, cooking, balancing, all the while. Now, let the holidays come upon us, and we retire to our purple tents, ready to rest and send the roots deeper in the ground. We travel to Atlanta on Sunday for 10 glorious days, return to the roots, the familiar, the family and share, laugh, rest, sleep, nap, eat and love. It will be our first trip since last xmas, when we did the same.
Violeta & i met on the road, where we traveled together for 4 months, with no schedule and no destination, so it will quench a deep, overdue thirst. We return at the end of December and then 10 days later we take off for Buenos Aires for 1 month and then to the beaches of Uruguay for 1 month. I can’t speak of the excitement I feel for this trip. Our LITTLE GIRL’S first airplane ride, her first visit to her MOTHER’S home country of Argentina, her first encounter with Violeta’s older SISTER, her meeting with her GREAT GRANDMOTHER who is turning 100 years old in February and our long reunion with her GRANDMOTHER & GRANDFATHER, who were all present at the birth, in our last apartment in Adams Morgan. I guess that’s part of the reason why it has been so long since I last pounded on this keyboard. You see, I run high and I run low & after the intensity of the summer season, if I don’t pull out, change the channel or take a trip, I lose space and thus inspiration. We have been pretty full for quite some time, and I’m already beginning to feel the space, freedom and inspiration, which the future casts like a shadow into the past . So, I hope all of you out there have a wonderful holiday season doing the things that you truly love, having conversations that utterly move you and just basically doing your thing. HAPPY HOLIDAYS from all of us at Dolcezza!