Of all the friends I could make, I made friends with a horse named Marvel.
I am a city girl, so meeting a horse was kind of scary. I am not used to being so close to animals that are taller and much bigger than me. I was scared to go near Marvel. She came really close to me and broke all the ice that could exist between us.
Now I kind of want my own horse.
Today at Mary Mitchell we celebrated Valentine’s Day.
A lot of the children were quite when Miss Josefina, who is Dominican, explained to them that Valentine’s Day is not only about love between a woman and a man but is also about celebrating your friends. In the Dominican Republic the term they use on Valentine’s Day is el dia del amor y la amistad. She said in DR it’s more about friendship.
Here is a photo I took last year of a group of friends who happen to be in the right place at the right time.
They are posing in the Bronx in the West Farms Area near the 2 and 5 train-station. The art work is a sculpture done by Gabriel Salazar.