Saturday, November 27, 2010

carta de despedida...

The words you are about to hear are from a good-bye letter said to have been written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (author of One Hundred Years Of Solitude, The General In His Labyrinth, and Love In The Time Of Cholera) to Johnny Welch (muppeteer) though for many years he has insisted that he would never written something so ridiculous... The letter is written from the point of view of one of Johnny's Muppets - thanking him for all that he has learned from humans and how he would live his life if he were a real man... I thought of translating this into English but even if I could do my best, we would still lose a lot of its beauty... I hope you will still enjoy it in it's original Spanish as read by Johnny Welch... Many years later, in an interview, Garcia Marquez called the letter "beautiful".
video

2 comments:

Chef E said...

You know I watched this last week when it first went up, but the video is gone...hmmm

Promise when you move to Europe you will tell me where and I can come visit...maybe have a love affair with a beautiful sexy man :)

Was 'traweas' a word verification, otherwise if I made a spelling mistake I did not see it...I have been studying Indian culture of my father's mothers side of family, so it sounds like a Cheyenne word...

Isabel Martínez Rossy said...

Estoy segura de que si siguiéramos todos esos preciosos y sabios pensamientos nuestra vida sería distinta... que más da si esto lo escribió García Marquez... es una hermosa carta,y son unas hermosas fotografías, Dash.
Un abrazo