"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Archive for August 19, 2012


Schindler’s List, Grandpa’s Tango

I have always loved listening to tango music even though I was never able to dance it.

I remember that before I discovered Piazzolla and his out of this world music I was impressed by this scene in “Schindler’s List”. I love this movie even though it could be considered commercial and romanticized compared to the real atrocities of war.
The bottom line is that no matter how hard it might seem, if you have a dream or plan and you fight for it there’s a good chance that that it becomes reality. A lot of strategy and all energy might be required, but nothing is too much if we have a dream.

The first time when I saw this scene it reminded me of my grandfather, the “Lord” in our family. He is a man that had many love affairs and a very adventurous life, a man that loved looking groomed, well dressed, that enjoyed good company and a good life, a man that used to spend his time in good places, good restaurants and with good music. In big lines the Schindler’s character in this movie reminds me a lot of my grandfather in his young years. He had a certain charm and a very keen look in his eyes, I imagine this is what made him also so attractive for women.

Years later I found out that my 93 years old grandfather still dances the tango… I was surprised to see him dancing with a colleague of mine, that at the time was almost 30. For few minutes, as long as the music lasted, my grandfather was in his world, perfectly knowing all steps and all moves, enjoying all glances at him and showing us all how to love life. He also gave us a lesson: passion lives and dies with us and has no age.


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