Inside the Mind of Isadora

Friday Fictioneers – Colegio de Nuestra Senora de la Valvanera



August 21, 1963, was the first day of my senior year.

I was in awe of the academy the week before when I had met with Mother Superior.

My mom and I stood before the twelve-foot gates with ornate handles and locks at the entrance. It was medieval.

Upon entering, we were directed to a small chapel for prayer before speaking to Mother Superior. Although more like a chapel, it was mesmerizing in its elaborate baroque style.

As we left, we could hear the Benedictine monks chanting in the courtyard.

A year-long immersion in the chant was a benediction.

2021©Isadora De La Vega


Genre: Non-Fiction

Word Count: 101

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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

26 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Colegio de Nuestra Senora de la Valvanera

  1. A mysterious time in your life but perhaps a needed Parton your journey. I enjoyed reading your story

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  2. The Benedictine chant can be beautiful.

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  3. Well done. it sounds nice, but I’ll not be signing up. 🙂

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  4. What a peaceful scene you have shared.

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  5. It sounds like this was a peaceful part of your journey to prepare you for adult life. I know it must have been very meaningful and memorable. You painted the scene quite clearly. Take care!

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    • Thank you, Brenda, for your warmhearted amiable comment on my experience. The path I walked was a solo one but the rewards have fulfilled me through the years. I was blessed to have had the experience to bring along with me on my journey of life. Be safe … Isadora 😎

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  6. A blessed experience exquisitely recounted. A day, a year that made you the person you are today I’m sure.

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  7. Sounds like it was a spiritually affirming experience for you, Isadora. I like your descriptions and the atmosphere you’ve created of the experience.

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  8. Something to ground her and turn to when meditation and reflection are crucial.

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  9. That memory will stay with her.

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  10. One hopes that she retains her sense of awe and wonder throughout the rest of her life.

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  11. Querida Isadora,

    You set the stage well. I could almost smell the musty air. Sounds like a sweet senior year. Bien escrito mi amiga.

    Shalom y abrazos,


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  12. She entered for the long haul, huh? All or nothing. Good for her.

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