Friday, February 05, 2010
Lola Rodríguez de Tió
One of my dreams is to create a mosaic mural in the crib of my soul, San Germán, Puerto Rico. In the image you see golondrinas (swallows), because we all grew up singing the San Germán Anthem: "Porque allí no se ven golondrinas, como siempre las vemos aquí"(because there you don't see swallows, as we always see them here). It was not written by Lola, but I found this poem that mentions birds, that is very appropriate. A bird flies, a bird sings, a bird creates life and makes the sky more beautiful. The hibiscus are the flowers that grew next to my grandmother's house, and that I relate to San Germán. And they are red and colorful and open to the world and to the birds. The obvious is mandatory, the Porta Coeli, but the old view of it, the way it used to look when I was still living there.