Long ago, people still conversed with the fishes and trees. They spoke with the birds and the streams and the mountains and breeze. They still understood the language of stone and fire, wind and water.
People still understood, also, that such things as witches really did exist–not only in stories and songs, but really. Witches were real then, and they’re real now. They’re as real as little boys and girls–as real as the shoes on their feet and the dreams in their heads.
The story you’re going to be hearing very soon-check out Amazon for “Rosario and the Bull”, by yours truly–is from that time.
It’s a story in English and Spanish, spun from the wisps of smoke from an evening campfire in the hinterlands of New Spain–Nuevo México, hombre! Told out of the Latin American tradition of magical realism, it’s a story as timeless as good and evil, and as endless as the war they fight.
Okay, so why write at all? Why do we create alternate
realities? Is it out of fundamental unhappiness? If one is perfectly happy, why write, or play music, or paint pictures?
What about those pictures on cave walls that are, what, 7000 years old? Why did those early homo sapiens do that? Was that some unhappy dude sitting around in the cave? Did he just get shot down by some early homo sapiens dudette? Or was he after much like what Roger Waters was after when he wrote these lyrics:
When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look, but it was gone.
I cannot put my finger on it now.
The child has grown, the dream is gone.
Did that early homo sapiens dude miss his childhood?
Welcome to my site! I am a children’s author and retired teacher.
My first published book was released Spring of 2009!
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