my personal complex transition, from my artist home in Mexico to my studio in Biddeford, Maine

Two Steps from Nada: A Complex Transition

By Roland Salazar Rose

Jesus was in the driver’s seat. (No, not that Jesus!)

Jesús Zajarias, a neighbor and handyman in my barrio in San Miguel de Allende. I’d asked him to drive my 1992 Ford Taurus and me to Nuevo Laredo and the Laredo, Texas border crossing. The old station wagon was packed with clothes, paperwork, some small paintings and just stuff. The divorce with my wife, Helen, was finalized in 2007, but I was only now leaving my Mexican home and studio—a seminal day for me—March 3rd, 2012. TO read the full essay click here