Quilts of Atitlan

There is a woman who has lived her at the Lake for over 40 years. She was raised in the United States but now says that she is Guatemaltecan. She is short, about the size of an indigenous woman and even dresses as an indigenous woman. But her thick...

The butterfly mujer

In Guatemala, in a small town near Lake Atitlan, there is a nature reserve. In a small part of the nature reserve, there is a butterfly dome. I had visited once before and was so charmed by it that I wanted to visit again. The day started out with...

A visit to my gravesite

Donna Belk texts to Ellen Macdonald, Eloise Woods Natural Burial Park Hi Ellen I saw you drive by when we were leaving the woods. It was around Wolf Lane when I saw your car, and I couldn’t roll down my window fast enough to hand wave to you. I...