The book of tears – El libro de lágrimas

Para leer una versión en español ir a La Intervencionista del Guadalquivir

screenshot_20180818-130344-e1534591905389.pngLibro de lágrimas” (Anaya, 2002) beautiful book by Peré Ginard, written like a long poem and illustrated by the author. It has so many possibilities. Improv ideas, working with ESL kids, or students who are learning Spanish, working with anybody on emotions.

There are all sort of tears, but all of them are salty, like if we had a small little ocean inside us.

We all have tears. Some people have them when they say goodbye, or are lost, or scared, or lost something, or sneeze, or have tummy ache, or the sun is too bright or they can’t breathe. Some tears are because we’re happy or laughing, or they’re just crocodile tears…
My eyes are constantly wet because they are extremely dry, and also because I cry a lot. My tears are fat, only visible to my own soul; they mostly show up in silence when I remember; when I think they cannot touch my kids; and they don’t disappear if I can’t reach a napkin or the tip of my sleeve, because I am naked. And it’s then, when they become part of my skin, my rough cheek or my excess sodium intake. I should have high blood pressure but I don’t.

What type of tears do you have?

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