High standards of the gifted impress some, but for others it comes off as 'intense'. They might not find a match who'd tolerate their needs.
It was a town where gringos just don’t go. None of his extended family spoke English or had ever even had any close contact with a gringa.
Holidays are especially tricky when family members have seemingly conflicting beliefs. To spend time together, we make compromises.
These days, I try to be less 'Whoever You Want Me To Be', and more my own flawed, critical, fumbling and comically self-involved self.
In my real home, elephant deaths are a complex and beautiful affair. We honor our loved ones, just as humans do. I was robbed of this rite of passage.
Grieving is not about blaming, but simply an acknowledging the tragic nature of events. If anger comes up in this process, we shall honor that too.