Trina Otero, Akosmopolite

How Do You Think a Revolution Begins?

By Trina Otero I was younger than 10 years of age when I discovered Ernest Hemingway. His literature and expatriate life whisked me away to a vision.. A vision I would always keep in my mind and heart. I yearned for a group of Lost Generation'ers - I knew I would need to connect with … Continue reading How Do You Think a Revolution Begins?

Maya Angelou: Matriarch of Writers

  By Trina Otero Dr. Maya Angelou, 1928-2014, paved the way for poets, women, and the disenfranchised, bringing a powerful voice and tenacity that demanded attention to the power of written and spoken word. She changed the perception of women, African-Americans, and countless others with words and a voice that could not be ignored. Her … Continue reading Maya Angelou: Matriarch of Writers

A Giant Voice Stilled

Life is not life if you don’t dream. ❤

Mud 'n Feathers

A Giant Voice Stilled

Gabriel Garcia Marquez passed from life during this past week. He was an author of remarkable talent. This quote means a lot to me as age creeps up and some dreams seem dimmer. “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old. They grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.” Would that aging might be as William Wordsworth so poignantly put it: “O Man! that from thy fair and shining youth Age might but take the things Youth needed not!” from “The Small Celadine”, 1807 We all need dreams to keep us in pursuit of the force of life itself. When we quit dreaming, we wither and fade away. Thank you Marquez and Wordsworth for your insights. May you always be remembered.

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