May 01, 2017

May is for Mother's Day & Ms.Olivia - A BB BounceBack

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

This post was originalmente shared in 2012. Seems increible to BB that it's been 5 years already since I met Ms. Olivia, and also incredible that seeing her foto and recalling her aura still makes me smile and gives me paz.  Totally perfeccion that this be shared in the month we celebrate Mother's Day.  She just exuded motherly love, patience, the vibe of knowing and enjoying each moment.  Her "Life is so cool, and I'm cool with it."  attitude just radiated and encompassed. Babushka forget Ms. Olivia?  JU SO FONII!!!

4/2012   BB's an Original, but Ms Olivia is the Real Thing.
Saw her at the bus terminal and knew right away BB was seeing her future self.  Older but oh so stylish, she meshed the retro past with the boldness of today and gave it a flair of her own.  She was marvelous.

Traveling with her two daughters and her granddaughter, you could see she had loved and lived and continued to do both with grace and a natural air.  Babushka was all excited with plans and strategy for the Hispanicize 2012 conference and was in her own little world- and then she saw Ms. Olivia who reminded me what BB's real world should be.

Here was a woman who had found her way a long time ago, was comfortable in her skin, whose very essence exuded "this is my style, this is my life, this is me- and I like me".  Her beauty - inner and outer brought tears BB's eyes.  Have you ever sensed the presence of true beauty?  The knowledge of self worth and the radiance of self acceptance- THIS is true beauty  and Ms Olivia embodied it.

Babushka had to take a picture of her, to remind oneself of what is possible, to remember what BB aspires to be,  and so shyly approached Babushka's new idol to ask her permission.  Ok si, I hear you- "BB, YouShy?!?  JU SO FONII!!!"  And you'd be right 99% of the time to doubt, but this was the 1% of our human race who had actually attained self love and Babushka was in awe and humbled. 

She graciously heard Babushka's petition, smiled, and told me she'd discuss it with her daughter.  Her daughter of course wanted to be assured of one's sincerity and asked why BB wanted to photograph her mother.  It was explained how Babushka wanted to capture her mother's style and love of self.   Apparently she believed BB because she came looking for me when we had a stop over, and BB didn't give her a chance to change her mind.

Ms. Olivia was in pure joy when she posed for the camera as was Babushka that she had allowed me the honor. BB believes her daughter had known her mother was exceptional as she thanked me profoundly for noticing.  But how can one not notice?  It would be like not noticing the Lady Moon as she shines and shimmers, not noticing her beauty naturally escaping and filling our nights. No, BB's the one who is thankful to Ms. Olivia for her example and hope this does her justice as she inspires us all to embrace our lives and ourselves. 

Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.

Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!

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