~~February 14, 2018~
HONORING PUERTO RICO
Some of you may know, others not.
I am a fan of tattoos, having a few of them myself.
I’m also Puerto Rican, born and raised, living in the mainland.
Since September 20, 2017, when Hurricane María battered and almost flattened my country, my personal feelings have come to the surface.
My heart and soul ache for Puerto Rico.
Yesterday, I visited my tattoo artist.
I had an idea in my mind but Stacy showed me her idea and this is what she came up with.
I instantly fell in love with this image.
This is a proud Boricua woman, holding her head up high, ready to hold her stand and give the good fight. This happens in Puerto Rico every minute of every day.
The fortitude of the Puerto Rican woman has been tested during the trying times since the hurricane.
There are still some details and colors to be added to the artwork.
I wanted to share this with you today.
More will follow when completed.
Tencha, you rock!
That looks like a Puerto Rican statue of liberty on steroids.
💟 💟 💟
Comes to mind the last part of “En La Brecha“, de José de Diego.
My Facebook friend saw the image and commented as noted above.
I asked her about “En La Brecha” and here it is.
~En La Brecha~
José de Diego
¡Ah desgraciado si el dolor te abate,
si el cansancio tus miembros entumece!
Haz como el árbol seco: reverdece
y como el germen enterrado: late.
Resurge, alienta, grita, anda, combate,
vibra, ondula, retruena, resplandece …
Haz como el río con la lluvia: ¡Crece!
Y como el mar contra la roca: ¡Bate!
De la tormenta al iracundo empuje,
no has de balar, como el cordero triste,
sino rugir, como la fiera ruge.
¡Levántate!, ¡Revuélvete!, ¡Resiste!
Haz como el toro acorralado: ¡Muge!
O como el toro que no muge: ¡Embiste!
I do not own some of these images.
No intention of taking credit.
If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.
“A FREE SKY AND A LONE STAR”
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