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!