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Majupay Chronicle

by yudaica2013 ·

The poet Armando Torregrosa was a day for the Majupay lagoon in search of inspiration but became night without that I could write a single line. Desperate to literary drought of the moment set his sight on the horizon and he could see the distance an elderly Wayuu, in whose white beards were lit intermittently glittering lights of fireflies. That image of singular beauty served him to begin to write the verses of his book Guajirindia and to give strength to the legend of the grandfather of the beards of corn, which would become in time one of the iconic characters of the border city. Years later almost without anyone realize, that gap would cease to exist and would only be in the books of the poet and the memories of those who knew her or heard about its existence. Someone who does not forget it is Professor Elver Romero. In one of those days that feel that classes should not occur only in the four walls of the classroom was with his a place in the neighborhood and pointed toward the horizon: ‘in that exact point was the lagoon of Majupay’ he told them. Boys headed look towards where indicated but only saw houses, people, and household utensils: thirty years ago the lagoon, symbol of the identity of Maicao, disappeared before the careless and lazy gaze of the authorities and the community. Historian Manuel Palacio Tiller remembers her as the site where he was grazing and drank water the cattle of his family and the animals of those who founded the most populous city of la guajira in the mid-1920s. With the nostalgic look and distressed voice recalls the days that accompanied their elders in the walks of the afternoon at a site in which the scenery was breathtaking: vegetation was different from in other parts of the Middle Guajira; the birds sang in a concert at the Orange rays of the afternoon; children and young persons romped all day until exhaustion; donkeys waiting patiently for their masters and occasionally expressing them their impatience with braying that gave a color of joy to the day.