En el Jardín de Mi Tía

My wife was born in Arequipa, Péru, a mountain town that was formerly a hub of international trade. She grew up there for her first six years and spent many happy days in this house. It belonged to her tíos de cariño––her uncle and aunt of the heart––and to a cousin, all of whom are as dear to her today as then. Soon after we were married in Lima, we journeyed to this sun-washed city so that I might see where she was born and to meet her tíos. We explored the winding streets and the unique white lava stone buildings that claimed this mountain top but nothing was as special as relaxing here in the embrace of my new familia de cariño.

Oil on panel     8-1/4” X 6-3/4”