Cristina Torrens

Something dies in the soul… and Cris is gone

Hasta siempre, Cris, essence of life

Los Del Rio became famous for many songs, but certainly for his portrayal of “The good bye” (something dies in the soul). So far he had not internalized the full meaning, but unfortunately Cris is gone, and that makes me set me on two specific verses of the song:

Something dies in the soul, when a friend goes,
And it leaves a mark that can not be deleted.

The boat is small when away at sea,
And when is lost great is the loneliness.

Cris is gone, and leaves us without the flame of life: organizer, joyful, passionate, perfect mother, perfect wife, perfect friend, culer even in difficult times, music lover and bailoteo, a good game of canasta, lover of the pleasures of good food, a good book (I was able to re-read 5 Sometimes if he liked), a coffee with cigarette and morning press… life lover.

Cancer does not distinguish the good from the bad people. Cris is gone shortly before his 50, with many outstanding things, many trips, many talk shows… I write this with tears in my eyes but smiles returning me to the great moments that we've been close to her will always remember.

Sometimes I think that God takes people who have absorbed so much essence of life, as if we have a limit, a quota of excellent moments that can not be exceeded. Jorge, itself, Carlos and Jorge junior will miss, more than anyone in this world, but they can never say they did not have a wife and mother who gave all, absolutely everything.

Finally, I leave one of the musical pieces Cris asked me again and again to put in the mystical moments: The trip to Ithaca, this visionary text of the Greek poet Cavafy Konstandinos, translated by Carles Riba and brilliantly versioning by Lluis Llach.

Cris is gone. Good trip, Cris!


About me Guillem Recolons

Convinced that everything leaves a mark, I help companies to better connect with their stakeholders through personal branding programs (personal brand management) and employee advocacy (internal brand ambassadors programs).

Partner at Integra Personal Branding and Soymimarca, I also collaborate with Ponte en Valor, Brandergizers,, MoreThanLaw, Noema Consulting, AdQualis and QUIFER Consultants.

As lecturer, participated in the Graduate Social Media of UPF and UVic, in various programs in ISDI, speaker at the IESE EMBA, among other. Advertising man, Master en Marketing. Grade student of Humanities.

My DNA comes from advertising 20 years in agencies: BBDO, J.W.T., Bassat Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Altraforma and TVLowCost among others.

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2 replies
  1. Rosa
    Rosa says:

    Sin palabras Guille!!! No la conocía, pero tal como la has descrito, su persona y su vitalidad es como si hubiese compartido algo con élla.
    Presiosa tu despedida!!!
    Que así sea su viaje, tal como lo describes.
    Un beso para tí y María


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