by Ruxandra Guidi
Stay-at-home measures and school closings mean families and children are stuck at home, looking for ways to stay both active and calm in the midst of uncertainty. In this audio story, writer and producer Ruxandra Guidi and her seven-year-old daughter, Mila, find calm in a new kind of ritual, one rooted in everyday gratitude and signs of spring in the desert Southwest.
Ruxandra Guidi has been telling nonfiction stories for two decades. Her reporting for public radio, magazines, and various multimedia and multidisciplinary outlets has taken her throughout the United States, the Caribbean, South and Central America, as well as Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border region. She’s based in Tucson, where she teaches journalism at the University of Arizona.
Photo by Bear Guerra