A star is born

Despite the continual change, there is always something that endures


Vista al Lago Sagrado Lago Titicaca, Puno, Perú
View to the Sacred Lake          Titicaca Lake, Puno, Peru

“This is something we have never talked about,” she continued in a low reflexive voice, “perhaps, I have never remarked on this before. Over the many years that have gone by, I have always dreamed of becoming a poet and to write my own verses, I would think back then, about the world itself, and of course, about life. This goes back to when I was a child.”

Entrenamiento de fútbol barrio de la ciudad de Puno, Puno, Perú
The ball game          neighbourhood in Puno City, Puno, Peru

Intrigued, Don Felipe waited for her to continue, which in effect happened, after a brief pause in which Pilar recollected her recollections.

“As you well know, Felipe, my way through life began when as a small, innocent girl, for I was in effect, one of those, I sat down for the first time at a piano. That little girl was then, but four years old, with a whole life to unfold before her, though she didn’t realize it at the moment.”

Una tarde en el parque Parque Pino, Puno, Perú
Afternoon in the park           Parque Pino, Puno, Peru

“So many years have gone by since then, and that little girl, still sits at the piano today. Conceivably, not before the same exact piano, Dear Judge, for so many have passed by… Even though that first piano has changed so much, in size, as well as in appearance, you could say that in the end, it still is, as always, the same piano… but the little girl, she is certainly not!”

Las cúpulas de catedral ciudad de Puno, Puno, Perú
The Cathedral’s Domes          Puno City, Puno, Peru

 

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