The dreams of an anxious mother

Happy, as he threw the stones into the pond… he watched the ripples extend in all directions


Vista de Barichara, Barichara, Santander, Colombia
View of Barichara Barichara, Santander, Colombia

The family was spread around this millpond on its banks, each and every member confined to their own particular and lonely spot.

Vista del pueblo Guarne, Santander, Colombia
Vista of the pueblo           Guarne, Santander, Colombia

The ripples reached all of them, as it may, as they spread out to tickle not only Magnifico’s quick fancy, for they stretched out even more, to impact the far shores of his mother’s most fantastic imagination.

Barichara Barichara, Santander, Colombia
Barichara           Barichara, Santander, Colombia

For her, the dreams of her son living in faraway places, a shiftless vagabond, risking his life to entertain the crowds of unknown strangers were utterly unbearable. Waking from those nights without end, for that’s what they consisted of, she would go downstairs to start the day, waiting fully stocked with chores. Always loving, she tried to hide her fears, but of course, deep down inside, it would take a long while before her everyday harmony was reestablished.

Magdalena Mompós, Magdalena, Colombia
Sunset in the Magdalena River         Mompós, Magdalena, Colombia

 

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