Happy Birthday to the Incomparable Alice / Alicia, con mucho cariño <3

I heard this song the other day and it reminds me of you and wanted to share it with you

Some wonderful photos I found of you

The song is “Gracias a la Vida”

Translation of this rendition:

THANKS TO LIFE

Thanks to Life, which has given me so much
She gave me two eyes which, when I open them,
clearly tell black from white
And in the sky, the background of stars
And in the multitudes, the one that I love.

Thanks to Life, which has given me so much
She has given me hearing with all its range
Which records, night and day, crickets and canaries
Hammers, fans, barking, downpours
And the tender voice of my loved one.

Thanks to Life, which has given me so much
She has given me voice and alphabet
And the words that I think and speak:
Mother, friend, brother, and shining light
The road to the heart of the one I’m loving.

Thanks to Life, which has given me so much
She has given me the steps of my tired feet
With which I walked through cities and puddles
Beaches and deserts, mountains and plains
And your house, your street, and your patio.

Thanks to Life, which has given me so much
She gave me the heart that shakes its own frame
When I see the fruit of the human mind
When I see the good, so far from the bad
When I see the depths of your clear eyes.

Thanks to Life, which has given me so much
She has given me laughter and it has given me tears
Thus I distinguish happiness from sorrow
The two materials that form my song
And your song, which is the same song
And the song of everyone, which is my own song.

Thanks to Life, which has given me so much.

-Violetta Parra

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It’s really a happy song, but Latinas, the passion!, you know, and life,  lol

Thank you, my noble and reliable friend.  For accompanying me in our mutual endeavor of offering Gratitude to Life

which is how I understand The Work. 

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