if i could push the stop button on summer i would do it right now. just before it begins to speed up. before it completes it's arc in the summer sky. before the earth starts tilting too far back on its axis. the days shortening. the light leaving the sky. impossible you say? i just haven't found the button yet. but i will.
that's the 18 year old maria angelina vela. a newly discovered portrait of our dear mom we'd never seen. dug up from the archives at her sister's house recently. a true treasure.
i'm still here. up on the little hill. making messes, eating drippy lemon popsicles, drinking blueberry ale, following mars around the night sky. sending you out a smoke signal.