Dr. Van’s poems are emotionally engaging with so many raw emotions. Maybe these healing narratives are the way they are because they are unedited and unplanned. Thank you Dr. Van for sharing with us what was given to you. I did not need any secret keys to unlock any of these poems. They spoke clearly to me. When it is hard getting in touch with my own feelings, I pick up Regalos and let Dr. Van’s words guide my thoughts. Dr. Van has played a significant role in shaping my life and career, and now every time I read a poem from her book, I feel her continued presence and guidance in my life.