Among myths and twinkling lights

And during the long summer nights, he would recreate the epic stories, as described by those intriguing far away lights

La Bahía Capurganá, El Chocó, Colombia
Shelter           Capurganá, El Chocó, Colombia

Also, he would explain how they were grouped into constellations and tell him the stories behind those ancient stars. What the boy liked most of these nocturnal sessions were the stories, as told by these ancient stars.

Conversando San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
Conversation          San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

For each of the constellations represented a character, many times a hero, and ultimately, the protagonist to so many tales suspended in the sky’s dome. Magnifico was captivated as he listened to the tragic and epic sagas, forever recorded in the twinkling lights above.

Los colores de la tradición San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
Colours and traditions           San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México

His father was irremediably moved, as he told these myths to his son, perhaps just only legends of bygone days. In his youth, his own father had handed them down to him, in the same way, while they quietly sat together at night and contemplated the stars. And then, he could visualize how this process went back in time, from generation to generation, until it was lost in far long ago past ages.


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