Érase una vez un niño nacido en Macondo. A pesar de que su verdadero nombre era Gabriel, con el paso del tiempo se le llegaría a conocer más afectivamente como Gabo. De su imaginación brotaron flores mágicas que perfumaron los jardines de la realidad. Pasaron los años, hasta que empezó a perder la memoria en los laberintos de la soledad. Al final, llegó a ser un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes. Un día, batió esas alas y echó a volar por última vez, conmoviendo la tierra con su partida. Se le pudo seguir viendo hasta que ya no era posible que se le pudiera ver, pues se había marchado para siempre hacia un punto imaginario en el horizonte del mar.
In Memoriam Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014). Hasta siempre, maestro.
RIP Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)
Sad news of the passing of Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist Gabriel García Márquez (6th March, 1927–17th April, 2014). Known affectionately as Gabo, García Márquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. His work is characterised by magic realism, a literary style that blends marvellous and impossible elements and events into what otherwise purports to be an ordinary and realistic narrative. Best known for his novels like One Hundred Years of Solitude (1964), Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), and Love in the Time of Cholera (1985), his works are sometimes set in the fictional village of Macondo (based on his birthplace Aracataca), often exploring the theme of solitude.
I am not deeply versed in the work of García Márquez, although I have read some of it, and have some of his books which I haven’t yet read. I recall having to memorise and recite an excerpt from one of his works (Big Mama’s Funeral) when I was at school, and another time received another of his books (Love in the Time of Cholera) as a prize for a creative writing competition, again when I was at school. I suppose I ought to get round to reading more of his writing.
RIP Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014). Thank you for sharing the gift of your writing with us and for transporting us to a different, magical world, where the impossible becomes possible. God bless.
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RIP Antonio Morales “Júnior” (1943-2014)
Sad news of the passing of Filipino singer and actor Antonio Morales Barretto, better known as “Júnior” (September 10th, 1943 – April 15th, 2014). Much beloved performer in Spain, widower of the Spanish singer and actress, Rocío Dúrcal (who passed away in 2006). Júnior never really recovered from the loss of his wife. Hopefully they are together again now.
RIP Antonio Morales “Júnior” (1943-2014). Thank you for the joy you brought through your music and your work. God bless.
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"I waited, but you didn’t come."