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Favorite thing: Remains of Palafitos have been found even coming from Neolithic Time. Initially they must have been built for fishing. Later they were converted to summer houses and finally it's the most common sight in South East Asia, West Africa and South America. Especially in the warm climates, obviously.
They are very practical because they protect from beasts and snakes. It 's perfect in case of flood. (Although sometimes I am wondering if these flimsy legs will support the whole thing next time...! But it seems they do..) They use the shade underneath for keeping their animals and their supplies and boats. It's cool and has got great views most of the times. The next step towards the evolution of palafitos is the floating villages, as in Cambodia and Peru !
I can't do without telling the well-known story where Venezuela took its name by the surprised Americo Vespucci when he saw it for the first time. He looked at the "palafitos" built by the indigenous people , the Anas, and exclaimed "Venezuela", this suffix-zuela- meaning "small", which he meant to be "Little Venice"..
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Favorite thing: Blue whales are sea mammals. Scientists believe they are the largest animals that have ever lived.
They can be up to 33 meters long and up to 190 tons heavy ! It can gulp down 14 million of krills, small fish and squid a day! Krills are little crustaceans like tiny shrimps. According to recent reports only 5,000-12,000 blue whales are left although there has been a protection law since 1966 by the International Community.
And some..useless information..: Females are larger than males. The new born whale calf can be 7 meters long!! They grow up fast... at the speed of 4 kilos an hour !!!The heart is as large as a small car and weighs about 2 tons and the diameter of the main artery is 1,80 meters !!! They live for 90 years in average.
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Favorite thing: "Yo vine aqui para cantar y para que cantes conmigo.."
I came here (to life) to sing and for you to sing with me..!
"Asi cada manana de mi vida me traigo del sueno a otro sueno."
So every morning of my life I travel from one dream to another one..
"Hoy es hoy
y ayer se fue ..no hay duda..!"
Today is today
and yesterday has left..
there is no doubt !
So realistic, so optimistic and full of love for life... I like it !!!
"..Amor que puede ser eterno
Y puede ser fugaz.
Amor que quiere libertarse
para volver a amar."
* * * * * * * * * *
Love that can be eternal
and that can be fugitive
Love that wants to get free
so that it can fall in love again.
Beautiful !!! I noticed he liked using contrasts to give emphasis..
Fondest memory: From POEMA 15
Mariposa de sueño, te pareces a mi alma,
y te pareces a la palabra melancolía.
""""""""""" """"""""""""" """"""""
Me gustas cuando callas y estás como distante.
Y estás como quejándote, mariposa en arrullo.
Y me oyes desde lejos, y mi voz no te alcanza:
déjame que me calle con el silencio tuyo.
Déjame que te hable también con tu silencio
claro como una lámpara, simple como un anillo.
Eres como la noche, callada y constelada.
Tu silencio es de estrella, tan lejano y sencillo.
* * * * * ****** * * * * * *
Butterfly of dream, you are like my soul
and you are like the word melancholia
I like for you to be still, and you seem far away.
It sounds as though you were lamenting, a butterfly cooing like a dove.
And you hear me from far away, and my voice does not reach you:
Let me come to be still in your silence.
And let me talk to you with your silence
that is bright as a lamp, simple as a ring.
You are like the night, with its stillness and constellations.
Your silence is that of a star, as remote and candid.
and from POEMA 20
Ya no la quiero, es cierto, pero tal vez la quiero.
Es tan corto el amor, y es tan largo el olvido.
Porque en noches como esta la tuve entre mis brazos,
mi alma no se contenta con haberla perdido.
I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her.
Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
Because through nights like this one I held her in my arms
my soul is not satisfied that it has lost her.
He is great indeed.."es tan corto el amor , es tan largo el olvido...!!!
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