Today is one day when I truly miss my family, my roots, my culture, my heritage.
I've run far, I've run long and I realize I can't go back.
I am the original prodigal son.
Don't get me wrong... I am grateful for my life, my faith.
I just miss the majestic beauty of the rituals.
The new year celebrations
Cleaning like crazy
Cooking up a feast
Sharing with friends, neighbors, even those who have wronged you in the past.
It's a day of forgiveness, of joy and reconciliation.
I celebrate in my heart.. with a bit of pain.