Monday, 20 December 2010

Every silence comes to an end ...

(si prefieres leer este post en español, sigue este enlace).

Maybe you have been lately throwing little stones at my window, trying to draw my attention, wondering where I was?

Little Stones at my Window

Once in a while
joy throws little stones at my window
it wants to let me know that it's waiting for me
but today I'm calm
I'd almost say even-tempered
I'm going to keep anxiety locked up
and then lie flat on my back
which is an elegant and comfortable position
for receiving and believing news

who knows where I'll be next
or when my story will be taken into account
who knows what advice I still might come up with
and what easy way out I'll take not to follow it

don't worry, I won't gamble with an eviction
I won't tattoo remembering with forgetting
there are many things left to say and suppress
and many grapes left to fill our mouths

don't worry, I'm convinced
joy doesn't need to throw any more little stones
I'm coming
I'm coming.

Mario Benedetti

Well, little stones or not, I have been away from The Netherlands and away from my blog for two long months, and to go on quoting Latin American poets, "every silence comes to an end"*, so here I am!

These are some of the places where I have been and the things and people I have seen:

Hopefully, I will be telling you about these places, things and people in future posts. Now you can stop throwing little stones at my window - I am back!


Presepio No Canal said...

You are happy, that's the most important! ;-)
I love the pic of the church! You'll tell us more about it :-)
Beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing! ;-)
Beijinhos xoxo

Aledys Ver said...

Thanks, Sandra! Yes, I'm happy that I had such a good time there and I spent time with people I love; and I am happy to be back, too.
The church is the cathedral in Córdoba - I will post about it, yes!

Alison said...

Welcome back! I'm sure you had a wonderful time!

Aledys Ver said...

I sure did! Thanks, Alison!

Invader_Stu said...

Welcome back.

BLOGitse said...

Welcome back!!!!
I can see you had a good time :)
I'll be back in Casa at the end of this week IF connection to/from Frankfurt is working. So much trouble because of the SNOW! The whole Europe is one big mess.
We have almost 70cm snow in Helsinki!!! Rest of the country have less...and more snowing all the time. It's beautiful but pain to travel around the city...
Enjoy xmas spirit :)

Aledys said...

Thanks, Stu!

Aledys Ver said...

Yes, I hear that flights are cancelled, airports not operating, etc., all over Europe! I was supposed to come back on 5 th Dec., but got one week delayed because of a strike of air traffic controllers in Spain... So I got to enjoy one week loger! :D
Spending Christmas in Casa., then?

Orangesplaash said...

Welcome back Aledys. Looking forward to reading about your adventures..the pics look absolutely amazing!

Aledys Ver said...

Thanks, Arwa!!

Anita said...

Bienvenida, welcome back to snowy NL ! Quite a difference huh ? You are so lucky for spending TWO months away (inveja branca da minha parte, hehehe!)

Aledys Ver said...

Well, as you can see, I also spent some time in snowy Bariloche! Well, it was just up in the Catedral, not the city, but still...! :D
It was indeed shocking when I arrived: the last two days in Córdoba we had 39 degrees and that IS hot!!!
Thanks, Anita!

A Vagamundos said...

Welcome back! Wishes of a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2011 full of good things!

Aledys Ver said...

Same to you, Vagamundos!!

buday said...

Yey, you're back! Cathedrals, lots of snow and... is that Patagonia?
Looking forward to your posts as always. Make it soon, Aledys. :)
Oh, and Merry Christmas.

Aledys Ver said...

Well, I have at least 4 cathedrals in store, with all it's architectural details and all their saints to talk about! :D Just kidding!!
Thanks, buday!! And Merry Christmas to you, too!!

Katie said...

Welcome back, Aledys! Your photos from Argentina are a real treat. I hope you enjoyed your visit, and I look forward to reading about your escapades. What a lovely poem that you posted as well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Aledys Ver said...

Thanks, Katie!!
You too have a Merry Christmas! And all the best for the New Year!

Melissa said...

You're back! I hope you had a wonderful trip..beautiful photos!

Aledys Ver said...

Yes, I'm back! Thanks Melissa! Merry Christmas!