This song was part of my life during one of the most difficult times, it was before I lived these last two months.
Going back in time to 2012 I was living something similar to what I lived these last two years, my father had to go through surgery to have a brain aneurism removed and my family and I had a very difficult time coping with the fear of losing him.
I heard this song on the taxi with my dad and sister on the way to his surgery, I remember having this immense urge to cry but also the need to remain hopeful, I had all my faith in him and his recovery, something I maintained through the years no matter what. I think I still keep my faith in him, no matter where he is.
The surgery went well and he recovered in record time without any setbacks, it was deemed as “miraculous” by the doctors because of the speed of the recovery, it was a big victory for me and a great memory for some years, about how he had overcome such a complicated procedure just by having faith in himself, his ability to recover and with all our support. I kept that in mind many times during his recent process, still hoping he could manage to repeat it once again.
It’s a little difficult to view it the same way since he passed, but maybe I should remember that the past is something no one can take away from us, even if its meaning can sometimes change. The great achievement of that recovery is something still worth celebrating, because it gave us six more years of memories and moments next to him.
I still feel the need to honor the amazing ability he had to overcome difficulties, he managed to survive having part of his brain and, four years later, his whole right lung removed, and successfully recovered from both surgeries. He managed to overcome so, so much in his life.
I will always be inspired by his strength, I hope to be as resilient as him, hope I can continue all the good he managed to do on this world, despite all the difficulties.
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About the Curator - Henry Gonzalez
Musician from Colombia, constantly inspired and moved by music and trying to express it in the best way posible, trying to find common souls who get as transformed by music and sound as he does.
Music can be a spiritual experience, you just have to find the right one.