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dimarts, de setembre 28, 2004

Maria in the street

It was a sunday morning,
I met my sister at plaza Reial to have a drink, some talks
and maybe visit a cool place here in Barcelona.
As we were walking in Bario Gotico, we came across
a parade..

Suddenly, we found ourselves in the middle of a group of people,
standing silently, and then..
singing. At the frontside of the group they were carrying a statue
of the virgin maid. The people were singing in such a sad, but
beautiful manner. A woman came up to us and she gave us those little
Maria coins, to put on on our clothes. Made me bit sentimental.
It always does, to hear people sing, in such devotion.
You can hear their feeling through the voice.

I don´t know if it´s a yearly or monthly ritual,
this sunday mourning, was the morning after Merce.
Maybe the tradition is to carry your God or Gods through town,
to ask for their presence, just as the people form the far past did.

The experience made me a bit more open that day.
To receive a gift, no matter how big or small,
with such an intention..

Can make you put up your inner smile.

divendres, de setembre 24, 2004

Welcome to Catalonia!

Hello and welcome to the course!