A future grandfather

How little we know and how less we understand, about all that we sow today, for tommorrow


Los arcos de la plaza ciudad de Arequipa, Arequipa, Perú
The plaza’s arches           Arequipa City, Arequipa, Perú

Doña Ramona’s parents met at Ibague City, the capital of the Tolima Department. This happened way back in the beginning of the century; it was precisely in the Tolima Conservatory, where they both dedicated their lives, as teachers and as musicians.  

Los nevados ciudad de Arequipa, Arequipa, Perú
Snow caps          Arequipa City, Arequipa, Perú

Camila’s grandfather, for that was who he was… was born and raised in Bogota City. There, he pursued his studies to eventually graduate as a pianist and composer. In an informal manner, he was the special student of one of the most prestigious concert pianists in the country: this was his mother, the celebrated concert pianist, Maria del Pilar Acevedo.

Domingo en la plaza ciudad de Arequipa, Arequipa, Perú
Sunday at the plaza           Arequipa City, Arequipa, Perú

The young piano player was highly attracted to the idea of becoming part of the recently established, but already famous, Tolima Conservatory. Eventually, having gone through a most tedious process of letters that were sent and duly answered, interminable trips on the train, those six long hours from Bogota to Ibague or back, for unending interviews, and mostly, after having spent tons of patience for what seemed like a very long time… he was finally admitted as a faculty member of the Conservatory! That was how he settled down to live in the beautiful city of Ibague, set in the Central Colombian Andes mountains, this young, intrepid and still single piano player, who would in time, become the little Camila’s maternal grandfather, one day in the distant future.


Vista desde el Río Chill ciudad de Arequipa, Arequipa, Perú
View from the River Chill            Arequipa City, Arequipa, Perú


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