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Cuentan de un sabio que un día…

Latino USA’s recent podcast was a moving one about the influence of abuelos and abuelas. Especially poignant were the stories shared by podcast listeners. Natalia Sylvester begins the segment with a lovely story about a walk to the bakery with her Nona. This story highlights poetry as a shared space, and as a heirloom of sorts. The poem, an excerpt from the play La Vida Ed Sueño by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, was and continues to be a bridge for Natalia. As a six-year-old girl, it helped her to cope with her physical struggles; now, it continues to connect her with her Nona. Thank you, Natalia, for sharing this beautiful story.

*If you’d like to read more from Natalia Sylvester, her blog post In the Vastness of Memory is one of my favorites. And check out her novel Chasing the Sun, too!

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