A farm in the Snow- Capped Park

It was by a sudden inspiration that he found a new beginning


 

Camino al portal Xico, Veracruz, México
Camino a la casa          Xico, Veracruz, México

Serene and very calmly, he headed back home, and there, he left a note beneath the pillow on his bed: My dear, don´t you worry, for I’m heading out to search for a new life for all of us. I hope it won’t too long, as soon as I find it, just like a want it, I shall come back. With ease, he passed unseen among the throng, and he directed his steps with absolute conviction towards the bus terminal. In his mind, still a little sore yet, he had conceived a plan, and he was more than satisfied with himself, as well as, his plan.

Paredes de Xico Xico, Veracruz, México
Paredes de Xico           Xico, Veracruz, México

Hopping on a bus, he went to Manizales City, precisely, the capital of the state of Caldas, where it all had once begun. He came back, after a short time, to organize the removal of all their belongings to their new farm. It was located in the foothills of the Nevados (or the Snowcapped) Park. Apparently, he took this issue about the hot weather quite seriously; because, he bought the farm right below the Perennial Glaciers of the Ruiz Volcano.

Los portales Xico, Veracruz, México
Los portales           Xico, Veracruz, México

The winds blew continually from the Nevados, directly towards the farm, so it was kept well refrigerated and very much to his liking. The Marroqui family moved into the farm, and mysteriously, the mother recovered her appetite, regaining her taste for abundant breakfasts and vast lunches.


 

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