El paisaje celeste de los días de enero

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Hoy me desperté y mi primer pensamiento fue, “El sol! El cielo celeste!” Me sentí que había salido de la cárcel despues de una sentencía de viente años y que yo estaba viendo de nuevo la luz del día por primera vez. Es que toda la semana pasada los días fuerón iguales.

Por una semana entera no ví el sol y el cielo de color gris estaba sin nubes – o una gran nube que cubria todo – no estoy segura. Los días no parecian días … más como otro tipo de noche, una noche un poco menos oscura. Como escribio Junot Díaz, los días eran “el color de palomas de castilla.”

Por eso me hizo sonreír de felicidad ver el cielo celeste y a mi amigo, el sol, esta mañana. En ese momento, un poema por salvadoreño Roque Dalton me vino a la mente. El poema se llama, “Como tú” y decidí leerlo para ustedes – espero que les guste.

[ENGLISH TRANSLATION]

Today I woke up and my first thought was, “The sun! The blue sky!” I felt like I had just left prison after a twenty year sentence and that I was seeing daylight again for the first time. It’s that this past week, all the days passed the same.

For a whole week I didn’t see the sun and the grey-colored sky was without clouds – or a great cloud covered everything – I’m not sure. The days didn’t look like days… more like another type of night, a night that is a little less dark. As Junot Díaz wrote, the days were “the color of pigeons.”

That’s why I smiled out of happiness to see the blue sky and my friend, the sun, this morning. In that moment, a poem by Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton came to mind. The poem is called “Like you” and I decided to read it for you today – I hope you like it.

Posted on January 18, 2013, in Corazón, Culture, en español, Language, positive thinking, Salvadoreños, Spanish Friday. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hello Tracy, certainly the sun nourish the soul. It’s part of our life, and it’s very important to star the day, any day. Try to enjoy it, while it last. It’s summer time in my country, it’s very sunny and very hot. Happy day!

  2. My mood is definitely affected by how grey or blue the sky is on any given day. More so since I moved to the East Coast where we go through long periods of crappy weather. Beautiful post and photography, Amiga.

  3. I hear you! A bit of sun changes everything… but in Canada, it usually means it’s very cold so it’s tricky!

  4. I thought the same thing today! It was gorgeous, but boy was it cold! I went out anyways just because I was happy to see the sun!

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