Honesty

We sat around the white-clothed table, Naomi, Yael and I, in Eva’s magical garden, under the full August moon and the fragrant whispering trees, the small round fountain gurgling in the dark.

Adam was sleeping soundly in his bed. Eva had left, but not without offering us some fresh light water and a delicious homemade cake. The night couldn’t be more peaceful.

It was an important gathering. We had agreed to watch, each of us separately, the interviews recorded until now and then meet and share our impressions, discuss all possible improvements and decide on the next steps of our work.

But soon the truth was made obvious. It was in my heart, it had been there for days, for weeks even, and every sentence that Yael and Naomi said, with more respect and love than I can ever thank them for, reflected it.

It is time for me to take a stand, to own my place, to speak my word and, through it, explain our actions and give this story its actual meaning. A single candle will shed enough light, but it needs to be true and it needs to be mine.


Honestidad

Nos sentamos alrededor de la mesa con su mantel blanco, Naomi, Yael y yo, en el jardín mágico de Eva, bajo la luna llena de agosto y los árboles susurrantes, la pequeña fuente redonda borboteando en la oscuridad.

Adam dormía profundamente en su cama. Eva se había marchado, no sin antes ofrecernos agua fresca y un delicioso bizcocho casero. La noche no podía ser más apacible.

Era una reunión importante. Habíamos acordado revisar, cada una por separado, las entrevistas grabadas hasta ahora y encontrarnos después para compartir impresiones, debatir cualquier mejora posible y decidir cómo continuar el trabajo.

Pero pronto la verdad se hizo evidente. Estaba en mi corazón desde hace días, semanas incluso, y cada frase que Yael y Naomi decían, con un respeto y un amor que nunca podré agradecerles bastante, la reflejaba.

Es tiempo de que yo me posicione, ocupe mi lugar, exprese lo que sé y lo que siento para explicar así lo que estamos haciendo y dar a esta historia su verdadero sentido. Una sola vela arrojará suficiente luz, pero tiene que ser auténtica y tiene que ser la mía.

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4 Comments

  1. El sentido de lo que estáis haciendo está ahí Teresa, es lo que os ha unido y puesto manos a la obra con tanta dedicación.. Ahora tan solo debes darle forma. Ánimo con ello!!

  2. Thinking again about you trying to find the sense of this… Most probably this was not in your mind when you started this project but the fact is that only your posts are already causing some effects (at least on me..). Teresa, did you realise that you are making us reflect on the different expressions of love? I’m now “detecting” love where I used to see just a routine, or even an innoportune situation.. Thanks so much!

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