A Spanish song for grieving


Hi, friends.

Second post of the day…again I couldn’t really tack this on to the first one. Not least because I didn’t find out about this particular artist until about an hour ago. I discovered León Gieco through xandimusic and went on a voyage of discovery around YouTube. As luck would have it, Gieco is an Argentinian musician, which is good for me when it comes to remembering Chris, because we never had the chance to talk about the music of her country. (Although there’s nothing wrong in spending as much time as we did talking about George Harrison.) In my travels around YouTube, I discovered a Gieco track called ‘I See You In The Sun’:

Extrañarte es igual
a los silencios de una canción
si no están no hay lugar para respirar
Veo tu nombre en la nube gris
y tu espalda en la profundidad
con sombras, con claridad
para vos, para mi


Missing you
Is like the silences in a song
If they are not there
There is no space to breathe
I see your name
In the grey cloud
And your back in the depths
With shadows, with clarity
For you, and for me.

It’s a remarkable song, and it speaks volumes to me, conveying exactly the way I feel about Chris. A sort of Spanish ‘You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go‘ – listen to it here.

Wishing you peace and strength on your journeys,

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About Casey Bottono

I am in love with language. I write poetry and fiction in a wide variety of genres. Most recently, I have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities' Pen2Paper contest.
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