A swing in the old pine tree

And when did he stop carrying his yo yo and his favourite marble in his back pocket; when did he leave his childhood behind?

La iglesia Playas de Belén, Santander, Colombia
The village church           Playas de Belén, Santander, Colombia

Actually, that was how the idea of building a swing was born in his father’s mind. In a way, it was due to the fact that he believed Magnifico would immensely enjoy it, and that was what finally happened.

Desde el cementerio Playas de Belen, Santander, Colombia
From the cemetery          Playas de Belen, Santander, Colombia

Also, at the same time however, he built it so that his son wouldn’t spend so much time in the high, elevated boughs of the pine tree, and in that manner achieve a little more peace of mind for his wife.


Vista del pueblo Barichara, Santander, Colombia
View of the town           Barichara, Santander, Colombia

But this last part didn’t happen like he expected, for Magnifico would still climb to the upper branches, just like before, and then, he also played, not only in the swing, but also with its thick ropes as well, performing all kinds of daring stunts, during those Saturday picnics in the glade.

Día de la Independencia Barichara, Santander, Colombia
Independence day          Barichara, Santander, Colombia


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