Hi. I'm Marco's sister. Those of you who don't know me can call me Pearl. When I was nineteen, I bit into a pearl in a fried oyster in some linoleum-floored crab shack on Cape Cod.
I'm a recovering graduate student, high school Spanish teacher, unrepentant history geek, and budding mystic. I've traveled to four of the seven continents. I always love to discuss politics, religion, history, and philosophy. In my other life, I'm also a wife with really poor housekeeping skills. But I can cook.
I imagine this is what my ghost will look like.
something all of tumblr should see.
Jesus was an immigrant. He and his family left their homeland and crossed the border into Egypt in order to escape Herod’s hit squad. Had Jesus not escaped, He would have been one of the innocents who was murdered. This means that immigration played an essential role in salvation history. In fact, others in his ancestral line were immigrants who advanced salvation history. Think of Naomi and her family who moved to Moab, where her son married Ruth. Then the widowed Ruth, in turn, migrated to Bethlehem where she met Boaz and gave birth to Obed, the grandfather of King David, who fathered the royal line leading up to Jesus. Without immigration there would have been no messiah and no salvation.
elviajedelaesperanza said: que significa?
Querencia doesn’t really have a direct translation into English… It roughly means “the place that the heart longs for”, or a deep desire to return to roots. Broken up, “querer” plus “herencia”.
Shelling peas, fresh from the farm. I love where I live.
We are all dealing with World Cup withdrawal in our own ways.
Manuel Neuer and Miroslav Klose celebrating Mario Götze’s goal
Looks like I have a jungle of squashes this year! God willing, they will bear a bountiful crop.