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Enrique, Just One Among Many

Jeaninne Escallier Kato is the author of the children's book "Manuel's Murals." She finds her muse in the Mexican culture.


Angels Know No Borders

“I’m sorry for your loss, Senora.” Enrique stands behind the screen door holding his sweaty ball cap. “Senor Fred was a good man.”

“Thank you, Enrique. Would you like something to drink?” Marlene shuffles her walker to the patio and hands her gardener a check.

Enrique answers, “No gracias, Senora. If you need any money, please don’t be afraid to ask.”

“You are too kind, Enrique, but I will be fine.” Marlene squeezes her gardener’s hand. “Fred was fond of you, too.”

The president is on TV talking about building the wall as Marlene settles into her recliner.

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