A retrospective oulook

As he contemplated his future, he never lost sight of his past


En el parque Ibarra, Imbabura, Ecuador
The park          Ibarra, Imbabura, Ecuador

The father set his gaze upon her, with a look that overfilled with tenderness. When he answered, it was in his softest and most endearing voice.

“Let’s consider this carefully, my love. Life isn’t easy, nor is there any reason at all to complicate more than it already is, wouldn’t you agree? You see, just like it happened once to us; now, it’s their turn to grow up. And they’re doing a fine job of it, as it is. Still, if you don’t believe me, look at how they pulled a fast one on both of us, just a little while ago.”

Barrios de Ibarra Ibarra, Imbabura, Ecuador
The city’s neighbouhoods          Ibarra, Imbabura, Ecuador

“But, they want a house… in a tree!” she exclaimed completely distraught.

“Yes, Ma’am. That’s exactly what they want.” He replied looking at her intensely and carefully picking his next words before he continued talking to her.

La calle Flores Ibarra, Imbabura, Ecuador
 Flores Street          Ibarra, Imbabura, Ecuador

“Let’s consider this carefully, my love. Look, I don’t know the reason why, but, as it turns out, most of us prefer to look ahead, when maybe what we should be doing, at the moment, is to look back, instead.”

El parque de La Merced Ibarra, Imbabura, Ecuador
 La Merced  Park          Ibarra, Imbabura, Ecuador

 

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