How do I begin to discuss something that has change and affected every aspect of my life?

As there is no separation between body and spirit, each of us is affected by aids - either it resides in our body, our thoughts or our emotions.

My husband is HIV negative but he lives with aids. My mother lives with aids because she loves me.

I live with aids and have grown up so much because of it. So real is my mortality. So fragile this life, yet how powerful and eternal this moment.

All of god's love - all of her strength is present if I pay attention.

Diana Hindrew
Santa Fe, New Mexico

(Diana requested that the word aids not be capitalized because she doesn't capitalize it in her mind or her life)