The elevated reading sessions

Through his reading, he discovered other worlds of dreamers like him


La plaza de mercado Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia
The market in the plaza          Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia

On many Saturdays, the three could be seen together, taking a break and enjoying their mutual company. But also, in-between the week, he liked to search for quiet refuge and sanctuary in the pine’s clearing, once he had finished with all his chores, of course. He had already discovered the magic of the written word, when he was yet barely a small kid, and he had furthermore acquired a taste for reading, so on many an occasion, he would arrive in the clearing with a book in his hand.

La fuente Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia
The fountain       Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia

He got these from his teacher Rafita, who taught at the small rural school, which was enclosed in a small room without any windows. There, with the power of their minds, coupled with their more than rich imagination, the children reached out so much farther than the inconsistent windows would have allowed them. There, they learned about that vast world that surrounded their own, so much smaller in scope.

El mercado Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia
At the market          Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia

With his open book in hand, he swung higher on each pass, further and further from the ground, rising above with the tip of his shoes pointing towards the clouds; then, his mind would free itself, his thoughts soaring the heights together with his elevated reading.

La fiesta Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia
The fiesta          Villa de Leyva, Boyacá, Colombia

 

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