Up in a tree so high way up in the sky
Sits a wide eyed monkey on a limb
He wonders why the people go
to so much trouble
Just to try to be like him . . .
The recent earthquake in Chile has dominated the evening news of late.
When I was but a brainless lad studying Spanish in school, our teacher (Miss Luty) passed out to the class a number of names with addresses of Spanish speaking students in other countries. We were each to take one and to then write to that person, thus becoming a Pen Pal.
I still remember, all these many years later, the name of my Pen Pal: Carmen Galaz Rias, a student studying English in her hometown of Concepcion, Chile.
And I've been wondering . . .
"Did she survive to the present day, and if so does she still live in Concepcion, the epicenter of the quake?"
No man is an island, entire of itself...