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Here's another sketch, driven by the impact of this music, forcing me to listen with my eyes.
Alfonsina Storni (1892 -- 1938) was an Argentinian poet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonsina_Storni
Prompted by her death, Ariel Ramírez and Félix Luna composed the song "Alfonsina y el Mar" ("Alfonsina and the sea").
Lyrics can be found here http://www.6lyrics.com/alfonsina_y_el_mar1-lyrics-maurane.aspx
At the time of posting this, I am preparing to work on a film based on the last text a writer friend sent me just before dying (she hoped I could make a movie with/for/from it).
I can't help but being deeply moved by Alfonsina's and my friend's fate, and this music -sung so magnificently by Mercedes Sosa- really informs those feelings.
So, as usual, I needed to do my best to practice what Yehudi Menuhin preached: "Each human being has the eternal duty of transforming what is hard and brutal into a subtle and tender offering, what is crude into refinement, what is ugly into beauty, ignorance into knowledge, confrontation into collaboration, thereby rediscovering the child's dream of a creative reality incessantly renewed by death, the servant of life, and by life, the servant of love."