Tonight is the Loft Literary Center for the Mentor Series Reading. The mentor reading tonight is Shannon Olson, author of Welcome to My Planet and Children of God Go Bowling. I am one of two mentees reading with her.
The swirl of Spanish surrounded me and the pungent scent of the old town tickled my nostrils. Colombia was all around me, below me, in me, through me. Hundreds of years of Indios and Católicos pushed against me. The songs of the slaves that had built the church and laid each brick echoed in my ears. I could feel the Colombian blood pulsing through my veins.
~excerpt from Magical Realism for Non-Believers