Monday, June 18, 2018

from Brooklyn, I am as much from Staten Island


My earliest and most loved thoughts come from those of our lives in New York, The Burrough of Staten Island, 
in Spanish Camp, La Sociedad Naturop√°tica Hispaniola, 
that's where it was, though I'm proud of being from Brooklyn, I am as much from Staten Island.
a rural camp ground that had started as a place for Spanish practicing ritual natural-pathic 
health regimens but before my and other families arrived, 
devolved into a neighborhood of Hispanics living in a rural enclave 
along the beach away from most; as we imagined it, coming from Brooklyn, it was the country.
This small corner of my world was the most formative for me....