The Wisdom of Sandra Cisneros

I read an article about the author, writer, poet Sandra Cisneros turning 60 years young. To celebrate, she dressed up as a cake-A. Cake-and celebrated in her new town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

This is why I call her a chingona. Strong, fearless, badass (in a good way).

“I have never felt younger or happier – now I can take care of me,” she says. “It’s a good time.”

She had a few things to say about life at sixty. This is part of a list she composed the day after her birthday, which began with “This is what I know…”

Channel of Light-Love.

When I let go of these distractions, then I write and live from a place of forgiveness, generosity, compassion, and humility.

Generosity  and Selflessness

Generosity and Selflessness

Err on the side of generosity.

Divine Providence

Divine Providence

When in doubt, sleep on it. Ask and you’ll get an answer.

Do the thing you fear most.

Do the thing you fear most.

 

Trust what comes from intuition; doubt what comes from my brain.

On love and life.

On love and life.

And you’re probably wondering how did she dress up as a cake? Well, here’s the photo:

Sandra Cisneros as her own birthday cake. Piñata skirt by Eva and Jorge Rios, photo by Tracy Boyer

Sandra Cisneros as her own birthday cake. Piñata skirt by Eva and Jorge Rios, photo by Tracy Boyer

We marched down the street like a parade to the jardin, the town center. A row of brilliant mariachis dressed all in white and gold serenaded me on my arrival with “Las Mañanitas,” the traditional birthday song.

Like I said, buen chingona.



Categories: Chingonas, Encouragement, Latino culture, Sandra Cisneros, Strong Women, Wisdom, Writing

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5 replies

  1. Happy Birthday to one of the finest authors. The cake looks fantastic and yummy too!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Great photo of the cake costume!

    Like

  3. feliz, feliz, feliz. y gracias, Mona.

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  4. Great words of wisdom and a joyful celebration of getting older!

    Like

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