Inspecting the workplace

Without clearly understanding why, she tolerated them. Deep down inside she knew they didn’t act in bad faith, it was merely there ignorance.


La gallina San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala
Day at the farm           San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala

After finishing breakfast, her Dad was definitely feeling in a better mood. So, he went out to visit the chicken coops, walking down the path thoughtfully. To be honest, he hadn’t bothered with that part of the farm in years, it had been doing quite alright, without the need for him to be on top of it.

El polluelo San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala
The chick           San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala

For that very reason, he was totally taken aback when he entered the first of the chicken sheds. The hens were already out in the front yard, merrily going about their business, with no worries in the world. The floors beneath the berths had been removed and were impeccably clean. The water and food levels had been replenished in the dispensers and were at the optimum level. The coop was as spotlessly clean as if it was an operating room, ready for an operation, with everything aligned and at its place.

Mamá gallina San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala
Mother hen           San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala

Surprised on the one hand, but very satisfied, deep down inside, he rushed out and crossed the patio to the second shed. Again, he was astonished! The little girl’s father just couldn’t believe his eyes. All the chores were done and the coop was also faultlessly bright and shiny. Actually, he had never seen the chicken coops in a better condition. Meanwhile, Camila was making time, while waiting for her father’s arrival.

Por la mañana San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala
In the morning           San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala

 

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Life destinies

In order to avoid misunderstandings, I would look like to clarify that I have no complaints with respect do the Destiny I was assigned in this Life…


Paisaje urbano Ciudad de la Paz, La Paz, Bolivia
Urban landscape           Ciudad de la Paz, La Paz, Bolivia

I could have been born in La Paz City. at an elevation of over eleven thousand feet. A beautiful city, enhanced by the majestic peaks of the Andes mountains, perennially covered by its shiny white ponchos, made of snow.

La limosna Terminal de Buses LaPaz, La Paz, Bolivia
The handout           Bus Terminal, La Paz City, La Paz, Bolivia 

Almeida comes from that city. She is of Aymara origins, and she was my father’s Nanny. As time went by, my father married, and she became my mother’s Nanny. Incredible, but true! Finally, as each of us were born, she came to be the Nanny of every one of the seven children. I include myself at the end of the list in, as the one before the last of all.

Día de neblina Ciudad de la Paz, La Paz, Bolivia
Foggy days         La Paz City, La Paz, Bolivia

Once we had grown up and stopped requiring her services as our Nanny, she then dedicated herself, full time, to the burdens that are unavoidably associated with becoming my mother’s Nanny. once more. My mother never stopped needing her cares and attention. That’s the way it was written on Almeida’s blue card…

Carnaval paceño Ciudad de La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia
La Paz Carnaval           La Paz City, La Paz, Bolivia

 

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