This photo of Rocio and her three daughters is only presented as a process example. Not a photo to end up in the book, but just to give here a perfect example of serendipity and karma as part of process in work evolution.
I just shot this w my iphone the moment Rocio introduced me to her three daughters at Starbucks in the casino at Stratosphere my hotel where Rocio is a desk clerk in training. Now heaven only knows how many hotel clerks I have had polite smiles with over the years, but it is a lot. Yet none have ever invited me home to meet their family as did Rocio, a very unlikely scenario, espescially in a town as is Las Vegas (or so I thought). “I just feel we are meant to meet” she told me. In a city of hustle and scams I have heard this before phrased perhaps a bit differently. Yet this time I knew it was for real. Her eyes, her nationality. She meant it.
Turns out by fate or whatever that Rocio and her family are from Mexico and so we have an immediate connection, yet Rocio had no clue of my work in the Spanish cultural milieu. She and her husband Miguel and his mother and the girls I will meet in a few hours. I have bought a simple bouquet of flowers, will even shave and shower, try to find my battery charger somehere in my luggage nightmare and head on to their home.
The family is truly beautiful, that is if Miguel is anything like the four women with whom he lives. I will meet him soon. Even if no great pictures emerge , this good vibe is just what the doctor ordered.