From Russia With Love


* Dairo Rueda died, after months battling cancer. Melissa and I attended his funeral service down in Florida. Tons of people from the past were there. Eduardo Guevara and Edilma who were his friends since they  were teenagers. His wife Rosalba and daughters Paoli and Tamara. Dairo’s parents, Don Martin y Dona Chepa both in their late 80’s. My mother was there too. My sisters were earlier in the week and on the day of Dairo’s death.

* Diaro and my father became friends when they were little kids sometime in the 1950’s. On their teenage years they were part of cultural revolution in their small town while listening to subversive foreign music by some band called The Beatles. When I was a teenager the three of us went to an art cinema to watch “The King Of Comedy” but we only got two tickets (it was all sold-out). So my dad decided to wait outside the cinema while I went in with Dairo to watch the movie. Only good memories of Dairo Rueda.

* Finished reading ‘Breakfast of Champions’ by Kurt Vonnegut. It was first published on 1973, the year I was born. Time is going too fast….


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