Rosita Arenas - Xochipalli Tonaltzintli
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Like Charlotte, the spider, in Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, I am VERSATILE, in that I live and share my creativity in various ways. As an educator, one of my passions is learning, not only teaching. So in this new adventure I am living, I am exploring and learning about Permaculture and Organic Farming, returning to my Art as a Photographer and Painter, while exploring healing through connecting with the Earth. Look around my website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me.


The Significance of Xochipalli Tonaltzintli!

In Nahuatl, the language of the Mexicas, Xochipalli means "the color orange" and Tonaltzintli means "sun"—so Xochipalli Tonaltzintli means ORANGE SUN. At daybreak, I am greeted by the fiery, orange ball of light–the SUN, awakening life to a brand new day and endless possibilities. Likewise, in the evening as the sun sets, again it gives me one last explosion of color as it settles into the night sky. The sun has inspired artists, poets, and musicians alike and included are two favorite songs about daybreak and one of my all-time favorite poems by Amado Nervo, using the sunset as a metaphor of his life. In ancient cultures, the SUN was considered a LIFE-GIVING force, that which provided food and warmth. I chose this name because the SUN is very important in my life...in honor of this life-giving force helping my garden grow, healing and searching for joy, peace, and love in my life, and giving me beautiful content for my art...

I AM GRATEFUL!
DAYBREAK***EL AMANECER
Tonatiuh Iquizayan

Esta Vida
Me gusta el olor que tiene la mañana
Me gusta el primer traguito de café
Sentir como el sol se asoma en mi ventana
Y me llena la mirada de un hermoso amanecer.

Me gusta escuchar la paz de las montañas
Mirar los colores del atardecer...

Sentir el abrazo de la madrugada y llenarme
La mirada de otro hermoso amanecer.


A Dios Le Pido
Que mis ojos se despierten con la luz de tu mirada...
Que si me muero, sea de amor...
















SUNSET***EL ATARDECER
Tonatiuh Icalaquian

En Paz
Muy cerca de mi ocaso, yo te bendigo, vida,
porque nunca me diste ni esperanza fallida,
ni trabajos injustos, ni pena inmerecida;

porque veo al final de mi rudo camino
que yo fui el arquitecto de mi propio destino;

que si extraje la miel o la hiel de las cosas,
fue porque en ellas puse hiel o mieles sabrosas:
cuando planté rosales, coseché siempre rosas.

...Cierto, a mis lozanías va a seguir el invierno:
¡mas tú no me dijiste que mayo fuese eterno!

Hallé sin duda largas noches de mis penas;
mas no me prometiste tú sólo noches buenas;
y en cambio tuve algunas santamente serenas...

Amé, fui amado, el sol acarició mi faz.
¡Vida, nada me debes! ¡Vida, estamos en paz!

—Amado Nervo
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