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Era un día lluvioso y el viento soplaba sin cesar. Bueno, honestamente, no era así; al contrario, era un día perfecto con un brillante sol que simplemente decoraba el cielo azul mientras trataba infructuosamente de calentar mis pobres huesos. 

Sentada en un café y fiel a mi  “Carpe Diem" me encontraba aprovechando mi día y tratando de entender cómo voy a enfrentar el ¨precipicio fiscal¨ que se nos viene encima en el mes de enero. 

Sintiéndome como un tamal y saboreando lentamente mi diminuto café expreso cumplía fielmente una de mis actividades favoritas que es reflexionar sobre la vida, porque como nos dice  Confucio: “Aprender sin reflexionar es malgastar la energía”,  y medio confundida pensaba como puedo desmoronar lo construido o construir lo desmoronado. 

De pronto apareció de la nada un amigo y sentados decidimos desglosar nuestras vidas ab aeterno. 

Entre risas le comenté sobre un correo que recibo por estas fechas y al que le llamo Mr. Grinch y que desmorona lo que he construido por casi siete años en Mujer Latina Today.

Mi amigo me preguntó de que se trataba y me miró fijamente mientras yo le explicaba que era una cuestión de contenido y que lamentablemente no cumplía “la igualdad proporcional”  de justicia que hablaba Aristóteles ni lo que establece la locución latina “Do ut Des”  ¨toma y dame” o “doy para que des” cuando ¨se refiere a negociaciones en las que debe haber beneficios o cesiones equivalentes por cada parte¨.

Se quedó pensando y se me acercó para cerciorar que era café lo que estaba tomando y de inmediato empezó un discurso edulcorado llenos de sabios consejos:

“Lorena”- dijo en tono autoritario como si sabia todo lo que sabia-“Mujer Latina Today ha mostrado rostros con contenidos que relatan el acontecer del hispano en los Estados Unidos y es más ..”

De pronto comencé a sentir una extraña sensación en mi cuerpo y me di cuenta que estaba poniéndome como de retrato.

Medio escuchaba a mi amigo con su discurso: ..”No sé..pero lo importante es...”

Mi sonrisa se congeló, mi mirada y el ángulo de mi rostro era el que uso cuando quiero verme guapa y optimista con la seguridad que a veces siento cuando recuerdo que el poder adquisitivo de los hispanos es de más de un trillón de dólares.

Escuchaba a mi amigo recapitular de mi trabajo y de mi esfuerzo de nunca capitular con mi visión de Mujer Latina Today.

Con mi pose inerte sin acción, entré en pánico y pensé que así será como los políticos quieren que enfrentemos el  “precipicio fiscal”  o es cómo las empresas del mercado hispano perciben a la mujer: ¡cómo de retrato! 

Gracias a mi diminuto café tuve la excusa de despedirme al recordar las sabias palabras de Benjamin Franklin: “Dime y lo olvido, enséñame y lo recuerdo, involúcrame y lo aprendo”. 

Con mi pose de retrato regresé recordando a mi profesor de Derecho Romano II por haberme hecho memorizar las definiciones de Justicia de Celso y de Ulpiano, y optimista recordé las palabras del artista Jeff Koons en su entrevista en Time Magazine: “ Si tienes una visión en la vida, se puede hacer de todo”, y las de la diseñadora venezolana Carolina Herrera: Todo se mueve, la moda se mueve y tú tienes que moverte con ella. Tienes que sentirte viva para diseñar para un humano, para una mujer”. 

Respiré profundo y sintiéndome viva, descongelé la sonrisa y agradecí a Ulpiano por enseñarme lo importante que es: “honeste vivere, alterun non laedere et suum quique tribuere” (“vivir honestamente, no hacer daño a nadie y a dar a cada uno lo suyo").

 

 

 
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