Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here!


Beauty can be seen even in a difficult life change such as loss of motion, as this visitor portrayed:

The sun shone in through the east bay window and rode over her toes like the Pacific tide riding up to her ankles and away.

She watched her brain try “wiggle” or “rotate” and the most motion she received was the shadow from the curtain riding up and down in their deceptive and tedious waves.


Your uncle was quite talented! Be sure to check out our next program in the Singers & Songwriters series!

Arturo Chavez y Patrick Hernandez

BORN TO BE ALIVE 79

We were born to be alive

born, born to be alive

Yes we were born, born, born

born to be alive…

Time was on my side

when I was running down the

street it was no bind, bind, bind

A suitcase and an old guitar or something new to occupy

my mind, mind, mind

You see we’re born, born to be alive

yes we were born, born, born

It’s good to be alive, to be alive, to be alive (2x)

But I never wanted all those things people need to justify

their lives, lives, lives

My uncle Patrick Hernandez wrote this song a long time ago,

visitor signature


This cute picture and silly, yet profound, message just made us smile:

Art imitates life. Life is short so don’t waste your time worrying about silly things. Our lives are but a mist.

I’ve eaten nothing but tacos today.

A drawing of a bird-like creature

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