that my parents from a different land chose this day like many others to make for yet another reason to gather everyone during their small but humble beginnings.



they wanted us to show how blessed we are they brought us here for better lives, as fellow natives from their own motherlands.



for the family, they’ve built and we’ve built as generations have passed and gone and continue to grow.



the people who are in my present life and beyond. For letting me in their time and space. To bond over what hasn’t been bonded yet.



for my body and spirit that has been with me since before I was even molded into the being I am today.



for all the possibilities I thought were impossible to conquer.


Whatever your reasoning may be if you have a million or none at all. A “holiday” for many, but for me? this day has become a practice. One that I should maintain every day. To give thanks. Para dar gracias. For everyone. Por todos.


Grateful. Agradecido.

Amy Pastrana

Hey guys, I'm Amy and I'm a contributing content writer/creator here on Verge of Verse! My background is in Theatre Arts and Arts Administration and I'm currently pursuing a Masters Degree for Media Studies with a Certificate in Media Management at The New School here in NYC.

My mission in life is to create and spread art and voice all around. I want to hear from all over, learn from each creative individual, and collaborate on all kinds of projects from writers, to photographers, theatre artists, film makers, designers, literally everyone who shares passionate interests in what they put into their work. This is how I got to be a part of the growing team here. So if you want to work on something and add to the originality and essence of Verge of Verse, I, as well as my fellow teammates, are all eyes and ears!

You can catch me in NYC and the New Jersey area. I'm forever about good food, good drinks, and good times. Human Rights and Equal Rights are my beliefs. Latina is my identity. I travel as much as I can to places far and near. I work to pay for those monthly metro cards. I'm still figuring myself out but I know where I'm going. And this is just the beginning, hope you'll join me!

Positive Vibes Only. Stay Lit.

-Con mucho amor, Amy

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