What are you longing for?

Today I find myself missing my Panamanian home. All the hustle and bustle that’s sure to be happening at my mom’s bakery scrambling to fill all the fruitcake and rum & raisin cake orders. Hovering over pots and pans to sneak a sample from the many party trays to be delivered. The smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and rum in the air.

Hanging out with my mom’s VERY large family: aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins, my Grams. Enjoying the potluck of dishes prepared by each of them. The availability of our delicious tamales, bollos and lechón. The sound of salsa, merengue and reggaeton emanating from every home on the block. The rowdy neighbors out on their patios sitting, dancing, eating, laughing, drinking and having a merry good time.

What are you missing today?


One thought on “What are you longing for?

  1. I know this post was over a month ago but…

    I’ve been really feeling homesick lately too. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I actually miss cold weather (California cold, not New York or East Coast kind of cold). I miss going to my mom’s house on Sundays, going to NY to visit my sister, my friends, bagels for breakfast, El Salvadorean pupusas and Mexican food in downtown L.A. that you buy from those small family-run cantinas. I’ve been missing too many things lately.

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