Friday, July 18, 2008

I still carry you around





Todas las mañanas a la misma hora Laura miraba por la ventana. Sopesaba qué ropa ponerse, peinaba su pelo largo, tomaba un café, se ponía colonia detrás de las orejas y salía de casa.
Hacía años que de camino a alguna parte recorría las mismas calles. Pensamientos dulces y amargos en cada esquina. Y aunque los recuerdos le acompañasen en su caminar, no sentía nostalgia, añoraba poco o a casi nadie. Se negaba a reconocer que a veces sentía la sombra de algún rostro conocido que no conseguía olvidar del todo. Especialmente en primavera.
Laura sonrió al pasear una mañana de verano espléndida.


Every morning at the exact same time Laura looked through her window. She weighed what to wear, brushed her long hair, had her coffee, spilt some cologne at the back of her ears and came out.
For years she had walked the same streets in her way somewhere. Sweet and sour thoughts almost at every corner. And although many memories joined her in her walk, she didn’t feel nostalgic, didn’t miss much or almost anybody. She refused to acknowledge that sometimes she felt the shadow of some known face hard to forget. Especially on spring.
Laura smiled as she strolled on a beautiful summer morning.

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Este es el dibujo original de la cubierta de mi libro, y su pequeña historia...
This is the original drawing on my book's cover, and its little story...



Today's music:
Band of Horses


11 comments:

Kirti said...

esti how exciting! The book looks amazing, YOU are amazing!!!

Aran said...

tengo unas ganas de ver el libro... me parece super emocionante. Por cierto, ayer te envie un email, espero que lo hayas recibido.

karina said...

AHHHHH, Quiero ese libro.

Nina said...

I'm falled in love with your illustrations. And your blog. :)

Miss Rosenthal said...

Seguro que el resto es tan bonito como la portada...
Un beso y buen fin de semana

please sir said...

Quite a lovely story and illustration - thanks for sharing.

♥ Tiny Red said...

really lovely... there are a few lauras out there...:)

Katrina said...

the story is so delightful. and sad. and wonderful. how lovely.

Eva's House said...

Que pena haberte descubierto tan tarde! EN primer lugar felicidades por el libro, donde se puede encontrar? En segundo, que pena no haber salido en el sorteo, si te animas a hacer otra vez me apunto! Y en tercero, me gusta éste post, tenía ganas de leer blogs con más "seriedad". Gracias!

Esti said...

eva, nunca es tarde!! ja, ja...

Thanks everybody!

Ciara said...

Esti. I can't tell you how much I love your drawings. Especially these beheaded bearded men ones (which worries my bearded man somewhat!). And the sweet sad stories. And the hands. Of course.

Thank you for the smiles you give me each day. :-)