Fond Remembrance 5

Heels tap across the floor.  Bracelets jingle around an arm.  A scarf folds and flutters off a neck.  Hips sway down the aisle.  The men’s eyes herald the woman’s arrival and follow as she walks toward the front pews, the corners of their mouths turning slightly to stifle grins.  The women claim not to notice through narrowed eyes. 

And a little girl, the daughter, learns the power of hips.

copyright 2001 by Candelaria N. Silva

About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.

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