The airs of change

It happens that the most audacious roads are met with accomplishment and with loneliness  


La esquina Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina
The corner
Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina

“Allow me to digress, just a bit, in this matter on hand, my dear Felipe. You see, back in those times, when my mother had not yet married, it was natural for women to play the piano, but the interpretation of music with a violin was definitely restricted to men. This was around 1870, when in just a few years, both you and I were born ” 

QEn las alturas Quebrada de Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina
In the heights
Quebrada de Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina

“There was certainly a vague atmosphere of change in the air; for, sure, the number of women dedicating themselves to composing music had grown notably in the recent past. And, of course, there were even a few bold and courageous women who dared to dabble in those restricted, sacred terrains of the violin, composing and even fiddle around in poetry, which, at the time, was also considered another activity appropriate only for men.”

Las calles Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina
The streets
Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina

“For all these reasons, my mother, Fernanda, and myself, considered Angelica, my grandmother, a role model to emulate and to follow.”

A small pause followed, and they both were drawn deep into their own particular thoughts, abstractedly sipping their respective cups of wine.

El Resto Pachamanka Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina
The Pachamanka Resto
Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina

 

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