Quan torni, voldria veure mil camps esquitxats de pipiripís, voldria sentir sang de primavera cantar al negre de nit i al blau de dia; però, sobretot, dóna'm el silenci tranquil i pacient dels rengles de vinya, dels lliris de cabana sobre els murs i de la promesa verda del fruit.
Quan torni, voldria tenir els murmuris del Sol enfonsant-se al mar, i voldria pintar els dibuixos de l'escuma blanca i el braç etern del far quan respira; però, sobretot, dóna'm el silenci de l'horitzó quan recull els estels i el silenci de la llum que salta entre la Lluna i el seu reflex.
Quan torni, voldria veure sis cares plenes de somriures als ulls, voldria la música d'abraçades, petons, oasi d'acolliment i alegria; però, sobretot, dóna'm el silenci d'abans i de després de la pregària, el silenci d'entre cançons, silenci despert de pau, vida i estimar.
In un placete de la Mancha of which nombre no quiero remembrearme, vivía, not so long ago, uno de esos gentlemen who always tiene una lanza in the rack, una buckler antigua, a skinny caballo y un greyhound para el chase. A cazuela with más beef than mutón, carne choppeada para la dinner, un omelet pa' los sábados, lentil pa' los viernes, y algún pigeon como delicacy pa' los domingos, consumían tres cuarers de su income...
As my best friend said, yes, I'm saying goodbye to my 15's. It's hard to believe I'm going to turn 16 in a few hours. But, as hard as it may be, it's the truth. And as usual, I'm wondering and thinking about this new year to come. What will it bring? What will it teach me? What will happen? What? It's been a "tradition" to write a thoughtful post the day before my birthday, analysing the past year with all the details. So here it goes... This year, the fifteenth year, has been a very special one, with plenty of unexpected but yet awesome changes and results. God's plans for my life continue to surprise me as I go on living. For instance, my going back to school. I know I've talked about this a lot, but it was such a shock for me at first that it is going to remain in my memory for the rest of my life. The way I started my summer was so unexpected too that I couldn't really believe it at first. It did have an impact in my life too that was pretty strong, and I am still wondering why ever did that happen in the first place. I have had the opportunity to meet plenty of wonderful new people this year, more than on the fourteenth year, or any other year, at that. I have learnt to overcome my shyness - wink - and feel at ease around people I don't know at all. I have developed a confidence I couldn't imagine in me. I have also developed a taste for culture in general, and things I used to consider boring at first, such as reading poetry or studying History, are enjoyable now. When I woke up on the 4th May 2008 I couldn't imagine that 364 days later I would have grown so much. These are just a few examples. A lot of other things have happened this year, and everything has been a new experience, but it wouldn't have been what it has without all the people that love me and are always there for me. To my family, to my friends, to my school chums, to my teachers, to my fellow bloggers, to everybody I know... thank you. You have contributed in some way or other to make this year special, and all I can say is thank you, because there is no other way to express it. And I pray that this year will too be a blessed one. That I may continue growing in every way. I am such a happy girl, and I'm thankful for that. It's a true blessing to be able to feel happy.