Migdalia

Migdalia

un regalo,” she says, a gift. We decide it looks like Jonah, and that the first gift looks like me.

 

Object: Her Pieces Are Perfectly Centered

Object: Her Pieces Are Perfectly Centered

 

Centering on the Tourneo

Centering on the Tourneo

In moments I feel the exact center, and it’s like being on an airplane, rapid movement that feels like stillness. But I don’t know how to get to the center.

 

Object: Hammocks, $25

Object: Hammocks, $25

 

Maritsa’s Hammocks

Maritsa’s Hammocks

I notice the way she repeats words again and again, rolling them in her mouth like the clay she spends her life working with.

 

Throwing Barro

Throwing Barro

tipping me back up like those red egg-shaped Japanese daruma dolls that return to a centered standing position every time you try to throw them off balance

 

Objects: Pre-Colombian Ceramics $18-$65

Objects: Pre-Colombian Ceramics $18-$65

 

Lauren

Lauren

I am convinced that we are born with internal magnets that compel us to visit places.

 

Object: Carlo y Gabriela Earrings $25

Object: Carlo y Gabriela Earrings $25

 

Carlo y Gabriela

Carlo y Gabriela

To everything his tenor voice replies, “Que bueno!” the Nicaraguan equivalent of “Amen,” and Gabriela smiles beatifically.