Dear International Family Magazine Readers,
I enjoy the Fall months. Although I am a tropical beach bum and my recent move to Miami is just what my turning 50 always cold self was screaming for – I like the level of cool that is a Miami Fall, light breeze sometimes as low as the upper 70s, that works for me. It is my favorite walking time. Spring is my favorite biking time. But Fall I wander aimlessly along streets I don’t know, down neighborhoods, enjoying the sparkling living lights that begin to adorn the doors, the lamp posts. I have been delighted by the global showcasing of neighborhoods that light up with great festivity. This IF mag looks at some of the Falls of our humanity. Cheryl Paley shares the fall of a mother’s solid ground. Maureen Coffey, lawyer, judge, shares the Fall of communication between two people that can end in lives changed forever. The story of Marta and her immigration from Cuba in the 50s, tells the story of the fall of innocence of a young girl of 15 looking for work in her new country of opportunity. We all Fall. We write songs for children about the famous egg that falls and breaks, the dancing of roses, “we all fall down”. We all Fall. I as many of you my readers, have fallen. Some of us see it happening and keep falling. Some of us, the Fall comes at us like a sudden trip over a crack in the pavement. But we all Fall. I like those that reassure us that it is not the Falling, but how we get up that creates our legacy. Those that have reassured me of this have lived life longer than I, they are my faithful elders.I hand their words to you dear reader. You will Fall. But when you get up, make it the dance of your life.
IF mag Founder, Editor and Owner