Flamenco (poem)

(inspired by Madrid, Spain-- February 2016) Flamenco After copas of sangria, we watch the sanguine dress spin to the guitarist’s touch-- Carnal, under fingers that burn fire with each plea for forgiveness. Eyes, green like olives, savor the sight, feasting on black heels striking wood, polished against polished that shine like sweat above bright lipstick … Continue reading Flamenco (poem)


Destination: Madrid, Spain (February 2016 Edition)

My first time in the capital of Spain was during my first year as an assistante last year. Although I have since gone back and revisited just this past December during the winter holidays (which you can read about in parts 1 and 2 here), and even though I essentially went to the same places as I'd done … Continue reading Destination: Madrid, Spain (February 2016 Edition)

Destination: Madrid, Spain (Part 2)

After our first night in Madrid, my family and I woke up the following morning to start our second day visiting the capital city of Spain. We headed out around 9h00 along Calle Mayor (literally, the "main street" of Madrid) to get some breakfast, specifically at the San Ginés Chocolateria, located right besides the church … Continue reading Destination: Madrid, Spain (Part 2)

Destination: Madrid, Spain (Part 1)

With my Christmas market-filled weekend in Germany over, it was time to head back to France. However, I wasn't going to stay there for very long, since I would soon be on my way to my next destination: Spain! From the chilly weather in Germany to the warm, sunny climate in Spain, I was looking forward … Continue reading Destination: Madrid, Spain (Part 1)