Everything

Mmmmm

Baby I’m worth it…

We can have everything…

This song just makes…..

Everything ….

Dance with me?…..

In the kitchen of course

Stay inside! Dance… love.. be healthy and safe

✌️❤️

Raq

Through it all

In theses uncertain times

I can make it through it all

With one hand

As long as you’re holding the other

What?? It could happen.. 😆

✌️ ❤️

Raq

Giving Thanks

So much to be thankful for.

This is the first Thanksgiving with my family in 17 years. It’s already so emotional.

We’ve had to rent a place since there will be a few more than usual.

Along with my family are my friends, both in the real world as well as my internet ones.

You.. I am very grateful for you…

I am truly blessed.

So much love and so many blessings to you.

Raq 😘

Las Clichés

Choose happiness they say…

Happiness is within you they say…

The universe is always sending messages they say…

If you are thinking about them, they are thinking about you…. ok this one is funny, because it cannot be true.

Dime con quien andas y te dire quien eres. Means tell me who you walk with and I will tell you who you are.

El amor es ciego. Meaning Love is blind.

Life is not a destination, it’s a journey.

Ok you get the gist…. They say a lot. Who are they and why do they have to say so much? 😆

Seriously though, if we are the key to our own happiness then why do we have so many people around us that mean so much? Love is the key? Yes, I know love yourself… but isn’t it much better shared?

I can’t make myself tremble just by being, nor can I make myself ache to the core. My heart doesn’t quicken at the mere thought of myself. My voice doesn’t sound like music to my ears either. Rare is this kind of connection, yes I know. Worse is when someone breaks that connection. The magic is broken and then? Is it better never to have known it? And once broken, can it ever be revived? I don’t think it can be the same.

It’s better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all. Well señor Tennyson, I’m not so sure about that.

There is also the red string of fate. Have you heard of this? It a Japanese legend where a person’s pinky is tied to another person’s pinky and eventually they are fated to meet. I’m just here to tell you,that string gets knotted and tangled a bit. Who’s to say one person doesn’t own a pair of scissors?

I guess love is illusive, and elusive.

Much of it to you though

Raq 💕

New day, New love

So yeah new day. Full of sunshine and hope. Going to the beach to hang out and catch some rays. Then later watch Los Lonely boys play some tunes. This is the kind of day that starts out with the promise of goodness!

Boxes be damned!

You thought I was gonna get all mushy about love I suppose. Ok so here it is… love is more of an illusion. Like a wisp of smoke sometimes you see it or feel it for a second then it tapers off and away.. then it begins again. But it’s enough of a reality to keep us hooked. Just read Rumi or Pablo Neruda or whoever else you choose. One of my favorite Spanish quotes is, de illusión también se vive. Meaning, Of hope also one lives. Figurative Translation: Life is not always about “getting there” or getting what you want, but also about the dreaming of getting there. Hopes and dreams are what keep us going. The translations are always so tricky.  Of course this is just my take on it. Wanna tell me yours? By all means, please do.

So many different kinds of love though, I may have taken on more than I originally planned.

So like me…

I said new love today, because I already love today, the promise of being out with others and enjoying it all.

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I hope your day is ridiculously amazing and full of love!

Had to come back to say Los Lonely Boys are not very Lonely.. ha! They rocked!!

Amor

Love, Love, Love

Yeah baby… love.   So a person told me not very long ago there are many forms of love.  Which yeah there are.  I just really don’t think about it very much.  Does anyone?

You love your family. Yeah
You love your friends. Yeah
You love your pets. Yeah

Then there is that one love.. Amor.  The stuff you read about and movies are made of.  That soul sucking, heart wrenching, mind melting stuff people dream of.  Is it real? Damn straight it is. Ask any Latina out there. We love hard and so when we get broken.. we break hard. Haven’t you heard any of our sad, broken hearted songs? They make country songs sound like a ray of sunshine. Ok ok I’m kidding, kinda.

People use the term I love you all the time.  The meaning seems to vary depending on the person saying it.  I find that actions are so much louder. People are busy, life is busy.  So for someone to take a little time in their day is indeed a sign. Then again no message is also a message.

Someone dear to me brought this song to my attention, Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol.   A few lines from it are:

Those three words
are said too much
They’re not enough

I have to agree. You can tell a person all day how much you care or love them, but at the end of the day its going to be how you treat that person.  If you value their heart you will treat it with care, as if it were your own.  Not just at first,  because its new and exciting.  But later on too.

ok I’m gonna come off as a fairytale reading kind of person. However it’s my story so deal.

Shouldn’t there be a bigger connection? Is there a bigger connection?

Ahh yeah, that one connection… The one who gets you, who doesn’t care about yesterday. This person knows that’s what made you today. Made you the person he or she adores. No judgement, just a learning and a yearning. Like that? Lol. They are also around to be there for you. To raise you up, not break you down.

What’s this got to do with this blog?  Happiness, the pursuit of happiness.  Love has to be a part of it doesn’t it?