They didn’t know it was impossible

That’s why they did it. Because a few things bring such pleasure as when one sees those causes that seem impossible move forward. All history of humanity is built with heroic deeds and memorable acts, because they are pregnant with knowledge. They have developed in experience and will give birth to new happenings.

“We don’t write so that they know, but we do so that they don’t forget”.

That’s why we can’t allow people to sell and privatise memory. Not only because we would start getting lost, but also because memory is the only hope left to be able to open up a tomorrow, which is inside of us but is abandoned on the other side of the mirror. We have to save ourselves from forgetfulness so that they don’t privatise us, group us and that we don’t lose the magic of words. We have to make the best possible space for the word that transits and let it be the one that seeks us and find us. We are people because the word travels within ourselves, and it enters a you that welcomes it. The word person is synonymous to mask that expresses itself through gestures. If there’s no you, there’s no word, only noise.

“Let all those who are different speak. Let them speak and find memory, and conspire and shape a better future for all with it”.

Sometimes, life seems to be a burden because we take it as a noun when we need to risk it in infinitive. André Malraux responded to General Charles de Gaulle, “Even if life didn’t make sense, it must make sense to live.” We don’t dare to dissent and we hold on to the empty concept of security they sell us in a thousand forms. As if there was something more secure that the uncertainty, which carries challenge, that transforms problems. Maybe Quixote’s most revealing phrase is: “I know who I am, Sancho my friend.”

In the face of the malaise of a world in crisis, it’s precise to hold on to memory and to leave space for the word. Inside the mirror labyrinth in which modern history has turned into, it is necessary to carve these mirrors and convert them into crystals in order to see what we can be. “Mirrors are to see this side, crystals are to penetrate them and go to the other side.” And to start being happy by loving what we do to overcome this collective solitude that will create crisis if we set our minds to it. Let’s save the memory of forgetfulness.

José Carlos Gª Fajardo

Este artículo fue publicado en el Centro de Colaboraciones Solidarias (CCS)