INSTEAD OF GOLD, MYRRH AND INCENSE…

My father, my Captain, was not a Santa Claus fan. Instead, he was a huge a fan of “Melchor, Gaspar y Baltazar”, the Three Wise Men that followed the North Star until arriving at baby Jesus’ manger with precious gifts consisting of gold, myrrh and incense.

Every year, dad would take my sisters and me to cut fresh grass to feed the camels that took los Tres Santos Reyes around. “They’ve come from afar and their journey back is a long one; you must leave some food and water for them” he would explain.

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Ana Toledo

Ana Toledo

Puerto Rican warrior & targeted individual; fighting for equal environmental rights, one pipe at a time”. “Mi nada, a nadie se lo debo.” Julia de Burgos.