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Hermelinda

Mama musings on movement, mothering, and mountains

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Practicing love. Practicing boundaries. The ongoing endeavor of parenting with purpose, clarity, and curiousness. . . . #yearofeternalspring #motherhoodrising #childhoodunplugged #countryqueers #weekend #sábado #aboyandhisdog

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Came home to an altar of tulips doing magical things like looking beautiful amidst death. Travel tired. Downing coffee. Headed to my polling place. Digging through a million emails this afternoon and basking in the about to be joy of hugging my kid. . . . #yearofeternalspring #elcenote #nepantla #govote #countryqueers #shenandoahvalley #motherhoodrising #scorpioseason

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Always finding little bits of my soul here to carry back home. Hasta luego 🙏🏽 . . . #yearofeternalspring #elcenote #nepantla #radicalwomenco #countryqueers #landofenchantment #newmexico

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Goodnight and good morning. I hope the thinning brought some wild sustenance back to your body 🙏🏽 . . . #nepantla #elcenote #diadelosmuertos #motherhoodrising #radicalwomenco #countryqueers #ancestorsrising #shenandoahvalley #traumaresistance #generationalhealing #witchesnewyear

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Replaced my fancy pen I lost some time ago thanks to @ameliaelizas, talked to my friend @mzshaps about plagues of our movements, planted some garlic and started a new bed, cleaned my house, packed the kids bag, took a little space horse ride to the cemetery, took a longer car ride to another cemetery to pour one out and ran into @bcortes_7, did Halloween, you know, pretty much killed my last day of staycation. Who knows what else I’ll get into before 3AM comes 💀 . . . #staycation #singersglen #shenandoahvalley #teamspacehorse #diadelosmuertos #ancestorscalling #radicalwomenco #motherhoodrising #elcenote #nepantla #countryqueers #witchesnewyear #scorpioseason

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Happy Halloween good people! 👻🎃🖤👹💀

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I did not wake up to breakfast in bed, balloons or confetti but to a sleeping child lying amidst the blazing glory of the autumnal sun beaming through dew drops on the window. Waking up is everything in a year when I was not sure I would survive, in a year where death and grief followed me around, in a year I was almost certain I would not survive one more round of life’s despair. Today, I wandered about the woods to see everything around me both dying and living and all at once I felt at home amongst the wildness of things. Here I am, reborn another year, at the curtain of life and death, at the place that has come for me and that I have journeyed to see. Here there are those we have lost, pieces of ourselves we abandoned, and the visions that have come before. Together they are singing hoping that we may each hear and sense their sound and tremor to light the way. . . . #yearofeternalspring #motherhoodrising #radicalwomenco #countryqueers #shenandoahvalley #scorpioseason #nepantla #elcenote #traumaresilience #mentalhealthawareness #brujxconocimiento #staycation

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Basically #staycation means cooking and eating as much as humanely possible. . . . #yearofeternalspring #countryqueers #shenandoahvalley #cocinamexicana #elcenote #nepantla #zacatecana

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Annual staycation is ON! Lovin’ on all the things that stay, that show up, that exude home, that endure both pain and joy, that understand the contradictions of life and can see beyond their horizon. Lovin’ on seeing the other side, on embracing the shadows, on transformation, on becoming, on being, on learning and holding all the curves of our souls. Lovin’ on endings and beginnings and innocence and the pure glee and curiousness that exudes off of this one true love. What a glory and gift that our souls were to be united in this lifetime. . . . #yearofeternalspring #elcenote #nepantla #staycation #elotoño #countryqueers #shenandoahvalley #radicalwomenco #motherhoodrising #childhoodunplugged #scorpioseason #brujxconocimiento

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Scorpio season commence. May we all embrace shedding with a glorious welcome and dance 🐍♏️🌕🦂 . . . #yearofeternalspring #nepantla #elcenote #radicalwomenco #motherhoodrising #countryqueers #traumarecovery #traumaresilience

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When you find your high vibes, ride them. Today was everything. Thank you el viento. . . . #yearofeternalspring #elcenote #nepantla #motherhoodrising #shenandoahvalley #countryqueers #elotoño #traumaresilience #healingisnotlinear #ancestorscalling

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I had every intention of taking this kid to the apple orchard today, but when I woke and made my usual bleary eyed morning walk to feed the chickens, even in the barely dawning light and fog that settles in the Glen, I could see that the roof and back wall of the chicken coop were missing. . Anybody who has ever kept 🐓 in the country knows that moment when you think a coon or coyote or bear or fox or any other number of weasel-like creatures have gotten to your birds. . It was only a brief moment later that I heard the three of them come out of the shrubs that they like to roost in at the edge of the woods behind my house. Upon greeting me, I whispered, it was only the wind. I said a little blessing, fed them and mentally began making a plan for repairs. . After breakfast, Santos and I spent most of the day repairing the coop, frolicking outside in the sunshine, collecting black walnuts and clearing out the garden beds to prepare them to winter over some garlic and to rest. At the end of the day, working to beat the light, we came upon this small 🐍, the epitome of the spirit that has harbored so much of my transformation this year. . It was a cathartic way to end the day, a simple reminder of the abundance and joy to be experienced in the everyday things of raising this kid, of routine, of grounding in the seasons and in the land. . In these motions I can feel an embodied knowledge take over - a feeling I almost forgot I could feel. I trusted it and followed it and remembered what I already knew, here is where the beauty of my life lies. . I’ve spent some time trying to get back to this place, to feel the synchronicity of body, mind, and soul all in motion towards a common path. I relish it, savor it, roll it over in my mouth knowing that it comes and that it goes and that I too can move with the wind. . This learning is not new but a cultivated instinct, an instinct that one must be quiet enough to hear, an instinct that lives inside. Here is where it waits for you to call upon its magic. . . . #yearofeternalspring #shenandoahvalley #motherhoodrising #childhoodunplugged #radicalwomenco #countryqueers #brujxconocimiento #elotoño #traumaresilience #fortitude

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Basil harvest to beat tonight’s likely frost back here in the Glen. . . . #yearofeternalspring #elotoño #motherhoodrising #childhoodunplugged #harvest #basil #shenandoahvalley #sábado

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