wanderlust, travel writer, poet

Traveling Thoughts

By Trina Otero Every time I take to the road I feel surges of inspirational energy, and I daydream of blank pages to fill. Crisp, white pages in a book just screaming for me to write on. I know where my destination is, but I'm never sure what or who I will encounter along the … Continue reading Traveling Thoughts

reincarnation, afterlife, death, pregnancy

Do You Believe in Life After Delivery? A Parable of Death, (Re)Birth, & Existence

By Trina Otero A parable/thought experiment from the Hungarian writer Útmutató a Léleknek: In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will … Continue reading Do You Believe in Life After Delivery? A Parable of Death, (Re)Birth, & Existence

The Lesson of the Italian Lizard

By Trina Otero I kept seeing a lizard walk by the open door downstairs. He couldn't walk inside because the screen was pulled down [they slide down here in Italy, instead of sliding left or right in the US]. I noticed the lizard walked by the doorway each time I was thinking about certain things, … Continue reading The Lesson of the Italian Lizard