Poetry & Words, Travel/Moving

POETRY & WORDS :: The Oaxaca in my Mailbox

 Beautiful Oaxaca embroidered blouse and embroidered coin purse wallet - Textiles from Oaxaca Mexico  Beautiful Oaxaca embroidered coin purse wallet - Textiles from Oaxaca Mexico

You never know when kindness might really, really touch somebody’s heart.

It’s been a long week. But today when I swung past the mail boxes on the way home, there was a package waiting for me. A package of goodies from Oaxaca. 

You guys, I’ve never even met Grethel, the sweet lady who sent these to me. We’ve exchanged messages about our mutual love for Oaxaca — she is from there, and visits each year — but we haven’t met in person.

When I opened up this package today and saw the beautiful tangible pieces of Oaxaca inside,  my eyes filled with tears. (Oh, thank you, Grethel!) It’s funny how a place becomes a part of you, even when you haven’t been back in years heaped upon years.

And it’s funny how home isn’t a single place. It’s funny how home is really composed of many individual threads, all separate yet interwoven, all tied up together in one beautiful and sometimes tangled tapestry.

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” -C.S. Lewis


(Grethel Van Epps Photography | Personal Blog | Facebook Page)


2 thoughts on “POETRY & WORDS :: The Oaxaca in my Mailbox”

  1. . hello. my name is Cory Lape. i was searching the web and a link came across with a pic of the blue/ teal mexican style blanked you have pictured on ur bed. i was wondering if you dont mind sharing were u got that blanket from? i am looking for one with the same color, style, and pattern. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


    1. Hi Cory! Thanks for stopping by! I assume you mean the wool blanket in this post: https://oaxacaborn.com/2013/08/13/life-in-photos-trying-to-get-out-of-vacation-mode/

      I actually got it at Goodwill – the tag just says Hawyin Textile Products, Made in Mexico. I hope you can find one in similar color and pattern, like this one on Etsy (it’s not wool though ;) )https://www.etsy.com/listing/166105059/southwest-style-woven-blanket-vintage


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