El colibrí

Today is Spanish Friday so this post is in Spanish. If you participated in Spanish Friday on your own blog, leave your link in comments. English translation in italics!

En la escuela mi hijo menor tuvo que escribir una historia. Aquí es lo qué escribió, (lo voy a traducir abajo.)

In school my younger son had to write a story. Here is what he wrote.

La traducción:

Otro viaje que fuimos era a El Salvador. Cuándo estuvimos allá, vimos muchas cosas nuevas. Mi papá pagó para que pudiéramos entrar en el hotel. Cuándo recibimos la llave, fuimos a nuestra habitación. El siguiente día cuándo fuimos caminando al mall, me fije algo en las flores – ¡era un colibrí! Fue la primera vez que vi un colibrí. Cuándo vi a El Salvador, me sentí como que hubiera nacido allá.

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El cuento que escribió mi hijo me recordó esta cita tan hermosa (traducción abajo.)

The story that my son wrote reminded me of this beautiful quote.

“Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends. Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover and to savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation.” – Papyrus

“Las leyendas dicen que los colibríes flotan libremente del tiempo, llevando nuestras esperanzas para el amor, la alegría y celebración. Colibríes abren nuestros ojos a la maravilla del mundo y nos inspiran a abrir el corazón a nuestros seres queridos y amigos. Al igual que un colibrí, aspiramos a flotar y disfrutar de cada momento que pasa, abrazar todo lo que la vida tiene para ofrecer, y por celebrar la alegría todos los días. La delicada gracia del colibrí nos recuerda que la vida es rica, la belleza está en todas partes, cada conexión personal tiene sentido y que la risa es la creación más dulce de la vida.” – Papyrus

Posted on April 27, 2012, in Corazón, en español, niños, positive thinking, Spanish Friday, travel, wisdom. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. That is a fantastic view of what humming birds represent. I think your son is lucky, I have never seen a humming bird and have always found them fascinating. Here is the link to my Spanish Friday post for this week: http://want2speakspanish.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/spanish-friday-confessions/

  2. I just love love LOVE that your son felt like he had been born in El Salvador when he went there. It’s like it’s a home he never had and yet felt like he had always been there. His “ser” is from El Salvador. Love it. I hope someday my niños will feel that way about Guatemala. :-)

  3. ahhh, “I felt like I was born there”… ¡qué bonito sentimiento!

    hoy escribí de mi esposo cariñoso: http://ihabloespanglish.blogspot.com/2012/04/tranquila-esta-bien.html

  4. I understand his wonder, I just recently saw my first hummingbird too and it was magical! He’s growing up so fast, that little one!

  5. Heather Solano

    So beautiful :)

  6. Your son’s paper almost made me cry! You can feel his love for El Salvador.

  7. That is so sweet! If you and your son have time- check out this hummingbird video. I watched it when it was on PBS a few months ago. It is really interesting. Even my 3 and 4 year old sat still for most of it……

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/hummingbirds-magic-in-the-air/video-full-episode/5475/

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