Today, Saturday, I stayed home doing chores while listening to my ipod, which is loaded with a pretty eclectic selection of music. While I was folding clothes, a song came on, don’t remember the name, and I danced my butt off for a while to it. Cynthia, my girlfriend, says that I do chores while dancing, this is true, and the reason why I am usually sweaty is due to my dancing and not the chore at hand. Anyway, for some unknown reason, I started to think about my childhood in Ecuador with my aunts and cousins and I remembered going to the beach in the afternoons, coming back full of sand around my legs, and the smell of the sea on my skin, but above all, I remembered being very happy. I miss my aunts dearly. One of them, my aunt Maria, passed away in 2007 and even now while writing this I feel like crying. My other aunt, mi mami Elvirita, she raised me that is why I call her mom, lives in Ecuador and usually comes back to the US once a year to visit family. Now that I am an adult, all the memories I have of them I keep them close to my heart. Ok, I miss my family, what can I say?