Dímelo Caminando 004: VIAJAR ES REGRESAR – TO TRAVEL IS TO RETURN

To return is to travel to travel to return to travel. ¡¡¡Que sí vamos por buen camino!!! To return is to travel to travel to return to travel. ¡¡¡Que sí vamos por buen camino!!!
To travel is to return to return to travel...(Lost Coast, California) To travel is to return to return to travel...(Lost Coast, California)
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VIAJAR ES REGRESAR

By Gabriel García Márquez (translated by me, Jamie Killen)

Music by Nosaj ThingAquarium.

Viajar es marcharse de casa  (To travel is to leave home)
es dejar los amigos  (
It’s to part from friends)
es intentar volar  (
It’s to attempt to fly) 
volar conociendo otras ramas  (
Flying along new routes)
recorriendo caminos  (
Wandering roads)
es intentar cambiar.  (
It’s to try to change.)

Viajar es vestirse de loco  (To travel is to dress like a madman)
es decir *no me importa*  (
It’s no say “it doesn’t matter”)
es querer regresar.  (
It’s to want to go back)
Regresar valorando lo poco  (
To return valuing the small things)
saboreando una copa,  (
Savoring a drink,)
es desear empezar.  (
It’s to wish to begin.) 

Viajar es sentirse poeta,  (To travel is to feel yourself a poet)
es escribir una carta,  (
It’s to write a letter,)
es querer abrazar.  (
It’s to want to hug)
Abrazar al llegar a una puerta  (
To embrace at the door)
añorando la calma  (
Yearning for the calm)
es dejarse besar.  (
It’s stopping for a kiss.) 

Viajar es volverse mundano  (To travel is to become worldly)
es conocer otra gente  (
It’s to meet other people)
es volver a empezar.  (
It’s to start anew.)
Empezar extendiendo la mano,  (
To begin extending your hand,)
aprendiendo del fuerte,  (
Learning from the hurt,)
es sentir soledad.  (
It’s to feel solitude.) 

Viajar es marcharse de casa,  (To travel is to leave home,)
es vestirse de loco  (
It’s to dress like a madman)
diciendo todo y nada con una postal,  (
Saying everything and nothing with a postcard,)
Es dormir en otra cama,  (
It’s to sleep in another bed,)
sentir que el tiempo es corto,  (
To feel that time is short,)
viajar es regresar.  (
To travel is to return.)


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To travel is to return to return to travel…(Lost Coast, California)

 

To travel is to return is to return to travel is to travel to return is to return to travel…

With this magnificent little poem by the grand master of Colombian Spanish letters — Gabriel García Márquez — I’d like to kick off the return of Dímelo Caminando (with the help of some beautiful Colombian friends i’ve met “en el camino”) as well as my return to great big wide open road ahead of me.

And all roads point south…¡Chilean South!

Much more to come. Thanks so much for being patient and for your continued support.

Este Amor No Tiene Fin.

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To return is to travel to travel to return to travel. ¡¡¡Que sí vamos por buen camino!!! (Lost Coast, California)

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  1. Jan December 31, 2015 at 12:10 pm #

    So happy to see you in my inbox with such a beautiful post. I have listened and loved your blog and podcasts! Buen suerte with your new journey. I can’t wait to join you from afar!

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