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  • My first grandaughter, Rocio. Her name literally means dew. This photo was taken when she was a few months old, not yet a being and yet fully present.

    She may have been the chubbiest baby I've ever seen. A mini buddah, with big green eyes and a tiny nose. I loved her the moment we met, sensing in her a deeper knowledge of life, of other worlds, of other times.

    She's almost five now. She calls me abu. She has a perfect pitch, sings while she draws, and has a sense for art and color too mature for her age. She really loves me, no holds barred, no questions asked.

    What did I do to deserve this kind of love?

    Dulce como el rocio del amanecer

    Mi primera nieta, Rocio. Saque esta foto cuando tenia pocos meses, todavia no un ser completo, pero bien presente.

    Puede haber sido la beba mas gorda que he visto en mi vida. Una pequenia buda, con enormes ojos verdes y un botoncito de nariz. La ame el momento que nos conocimos, sintiendo en ella una profundidad, un conocimiento de otros mundos y de otros tiempos.

    Ahora va a cumplir cinco anios. Me dice abu. Tiene un oido natural, y canta mientras dibuja, con un sentido del color y las figuras muy maduro para su edad. Me quiere, sin limites y sin barreras, sin preguntas.

    Que hice para merecer este amor?
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