At the gates of the Bogotá Book Fair 2022, we as humanity can thank and honor literature, since the whole world has turned to this art during the most difficult times of recent years, as a sacred medicine to heal and calm the soul.
Today we know that people’s souls crave peace and consolation; In this sense, literature is this serene hiding place in which the mind takes refuge to escape so much raw reality.
Creators of books, stories, narratives, manuscripts and poetry, we are the photographers of the soul, for we capture in literature photographs of the feelings that reside in the heart, so that when we let’s touch another soul, it can be moved, feel caressed or shaken by our portrait.
To read is to heal is to remember is to cry again, to feel is to relive, those of us who dedicate ourselves to the art of writing, heal through every line we let’s create, with the aim of finding that reader who can feel that he is in our own skin.
Literature is medicine for the soul, because the human being throughout his history has been at the mercy of many events, some full of joy and illusion and others full of pain and melancholy, which is why books have always represented a way of liberation for the soul.
If each of us were to become the author of his own biography and write it little by little throughout his life, that would be the best legacy, the best legacy that he could give to his children, his grandchildren and the new generations. .
Nos hemos equivocado pensando que el propósito de nuestra vida es generar el sustento para cubrir las necesidades propias y las de nuestra familia, sin detenernos a pensar que lo único realmente eterno, es aquel espiritual legado y de traditions que vamos a pasarle a quienes continuaran escribiendo our history.
Money comes and goes, things are won and lost, for life is an endless collection of losses, that is why it is only through art and literature that mankind has been able share his story.
Imagine that we are walking through a museum or a library and that we stop in front of a work, we enter it to let our mind melt into its essence, it is life itself, your life and my life, a work of art, a sacred manuscript that captures in history the experiences of a unique and unrepeatable existence.
For it we are all poets and authors, if we stop to reflect on our own history and make it the most precious historyfor by our fruits they will know us.
If you started writing your biography today, where would you start? What would you say? What would be the most valuable thing in your story? What would you like your great-grandchildren or nephews to know and hide from you?
Think for a moment about what meant the most to you in your favorite book and save that value to bring it into your life and thus build your legacy, your book, your story.
Life gives you a blank page every day and you have the freedom to write it, what kind of author do you choose to be?
Many remain paralyzed and find nothing new to write, others become mechanical typewriters without thought or feeling, but instead there are authors who leave their soul on every page, every day and write it and live it knowing that once this page is written and that day is lived, they will be inscribed in time with an indelible and perpetual ink that will make each page and each day their most beautiful story.
There are souls who had to write their last page in advance and finish their book on a high, there are others who bravely decided to change their story and give it a happy ending, there are others who have been trapped in the sadness and disaster of an unfortunate history…
What you need to know today is that absolutely all books come with blank pages, God does not give anyone a book that has already been written, he gives all of us a magic pen called free will, with where we have the freedom to choose the story we want to tell and the most important thing we want to tell ourselves.
My invitation today is that you dare to be the author of your book, choose the title of this book that would tell your story, as Frankl did when he wrote “Man’s Search for Meaning”. What are you looking for?
Your book, your life, your story will be a source of inspiration for those who after you will continue to write the rest of your book, so as not to interrupt your story, the best way to be immortal and mark the world is through a book, because when we no longer walk around in this world, our book can sit on a shelf waiting to enrich other souls like yours, which has surely been nurtured by the generosity of someone else who dared to tell their most precious experiences.
Where would we be without William Shakespeare and Ernest Hemingway?
What would become of your successors without the legacy of your history?
What would become of the children if their grandmother did not read them a story?
Make your biography a story that can hug and kiss another soul when it encounters your most intimate stories, pick up that forgotten pen and dare to write the story you want to live and leave as the best legacy to those who follow in your footsteps in The road of life…
my soul pill
Every day you wake up there is a book of blank pages waiting for you, so you can write the most beautiful story anyone has ever read, it would be a shame not to write anything or let others write and define your story, remember that you are the author of your own book! write it with autonomy and transcendence, it’s the best way to leave your mark on the world!
And go to the Book Fair to feed your spirit!!!