Clara, mi madre murió hace 15 años; desde entonces, el único parecido que he encontrado con ella es Clara Aparicio, alguien a quien tú conoces, por lo cual vuelvo a suplicarte le digas me perdone si la quiero como la quiero y lo difícil que es para mí vivir sin ese cariño que ella tiene guardado en su corazón.
Mi madre se llamaba María Vizcaíno y estaba llena de bondad, tanta que su corazón no resintió aquella carga y reventó.
No, no es fácil querer mucho…
To celebrate May 1st/International Workers Day, I’ll explain a bit about this famous photography.
This picture was taken by Hans Guttmann (also known as Juan Guzmán) on the 21st of July, 1936, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, at the top of Hotel Colón in Barcelona, Catalonia.
The girl is Marina Ginestà i Coloma (January 29 1919 - January 6 2014), at the moment aged 17. She was an antifascist militian, journalist, and translator. After this picture, she never held a gun again. Instead, she helped by translating international news and books, writing in newspapers, and by being a correspondent for foreign newspapers.
She was captured in Alicant, and moved to a concentration camp. After some weeks, she was liberated and escaped with her boyfriend to France, but he died while trying to cross the Pyrinees. In France, Marina found her family and all of them were taken to the internment camps of Argelès-sur-mer and Agde. When the nazis invaded France, they left on exile on a boat that said it was going to Mexico, but went to the Dominican Republic. In 1946, she left the Dominican Republic because of the persecution led by the dictator Rafael Trujillo, and went to Venezuela. She moved to different countries for the rest of her life, and in the end died in Paris when she was 94.
Even though this picture became one of the most famous from the Civil War, Marina Ginestà didn’t know about it until a few years before dying.
At Candlestick Park, Juan Marichal no-hits Houston, 1-0, to become the first Giants pitcher in 34 years, and the first since the franchise moved to San Francisco, to accomplish the feat. The 25 year-old Dominican native outduels Colt .45’s right-hander Dick Drott, who tosses a complete game three-hitter.
On this day, February 23rd in 1958, Juan Manuel Fangio was kidnapped by Cuban revolutionaries two days before the Cuban Grand Prix. His kidnapping was purely for Fidel Castro’s political views with bringing attention to himself, and Fangio was not hurt in the whole debacle.