i was so pleased, totally surprised and completely flattered by the email i received from an old high school friend (and former mhs soccer teammate), asking if i would help create a tattoo out of a poem she’d written to honor her parents, her heritage, and love. ‘of course,’ i exclaimed! this is really special – she wants two acrostic poems woven into the shape of a heart, with each half of the heart for each foot, the point meeting down by her toes. the poem is written in portuguese, and it reads:
and it means, “mae” (mother) – my eternal love/”pai” (father) – loved unconditionally
i’m so honored to be a part of this – thank you jess, and i can’t wait to see the permanent version!