The present moment between tropical fruit and a volcano

January 2014 Life sometimes makes us stop in the moment and reminds us that the only time we have is that moment. At the Maku’u Farmers’ Market, along the Kea’au/Pahoa Highway bypass road (Big Island), a mainlander like me had only the present to taste the phantasmagoria of fruits on display, like papayas, soft-spiked rambutans, fluorescent […]

About Simona

Simona Carini

I was born in Perugia, in the green heart of Italy. I am a graduate of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy, and of Mills College, Oakland, CA. I live in Northern California with my husband and work as an academic researcher. My poetry, flash nonfiction and memoir have appeared, or are […]