When I’ve arrived to Torreon I never thought that could happened what did happen, but finally this is what it makes life so interesting, all those coincidences that put you in a certain place to allow something new in your life every day, not if you live a traditional social routine life , hopefully this is not my problem right now.
And when I have the strength to look back in my memory I do realize how important all those coincidences are, and even if I’ll travel around the world I’ll never forget, that because of one coincidence one very cold night long ago I felt in love with you.
The past days in Torreon where simply gorgeous, I could spend hours and hours trying to write all those words that I will never cant, just to express all my feelings.
In this warm city, I had the chance to meet people that opened again the doors of Hope for me again, like Mr. Jorge´s Dueñes, that introduce me to them and at the same time he hosted me with all his gratitude, like Mr.Yamil´s Darwich, the head master of the UAL, Universidad Autonoma de la Laguna, he gave me all the facilities to do some talks in their auditorium, and also he gave me his time wrapped with a friendship paper. Also the friendly Mr. Goyo´s that feed me like a king, and gave me his company very interested for my project.
And for this all deserve my respect and my gratitude to have had the chance to meet them on my journey, and at the same time make it much smoother for me.
But for all of this there´s a reason and this reason it´s another dream, a dream named,”CASA SONRISA”, In fact are three houses founded by Mr. Pedro´s Rivas, they are not words to express the gratitude of this man that gives literally his life to help all those in need, one example to follow really…
But what this all would be without the most important characters, the kids! The same ones again that brought me to write bad written words, but that come straight from my heart.
They never should be there, even though they gave me all their love, those kids that so often their eyes reveal their pain, but at the same time are able to cheat me with their lovely smiles.
They are 41, and there for different terrible reasons that we will never have the chance to really understand, and at the same time made you feel dirty, and guilty no matter you do for them, we will never change their pain, but they understand and want me be happy with them, having the chance to touch them, laugh, cry and dream, and why not try to give them as much Hope as I can.
But unfortunately every time that I am leaving I do feel the pain that precede the goodbyes, and today´s I have to admit that I will never get used to it, today I do write it far from them in the distance, but to be honest no matter where I am I can still feel the warm and the sweetness of Ibon´s hands, a little girl that arrived there with only few hours of life. And now in my solitude I’d love to shout laud “THAT´S ENAUGH”.
But in my own reality I also have to understand, that me Nando, I have the pleasure to do something for them, and I remember the first time that I’ve visited them, I asked to Mr. Pedro’s, if they would love the food? When I saw his face I felt stupid, of course they needed!
Then I felt so happy to have the chance to help them, I’ve collected 300kg of food that they accept with all their gratitude, but at the same time they decide not to be happy with it, and some of them came to one of my talks, they asked to talk and in front of everybody expressed their gratitude to me, but at the same time remind to all of us their terrible life.
I can assure you that I never saw one auditorium this quiet, but at the same time this silence was deafening, and somehow shout us that them also have the right to be loved.
Me obviously I cried, somebody else in the room too, and with a hug I melted hiding the shame to not having the chance to do much more for them, but them gave me a smile with their crystal eyes.
CASA SONRISA, a garden full of HOPE, that place where the coincidences made me feel much more humane, although today I am so far, at the same time I am so close and no body and nothing will ever still me their love.
Thanks to coincidences, I will never forget that one day because a coincidence I felt in love with you one very very cold night.
Smile, don’t hide behind this smile… show what and who you are, do it without fear, there are people that dream about your smile, people like me.
TRAKS ARE MADE TO WALK THEM; THERE IS NOT FINAL DESTINATION…
HEALTH AND GOOD JOURNEY, NANDO.