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Water, fun and your life

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by Saúl Miranda Ramos
It is undeniable water is a source of life. All living beings need it to survive. Human beings, as well as the vital need, have developed strategies of wellbeing linked with water and fun. Some ways water can be used for fun and enjoyment are playing with balloons filled of water, relaxing with the sound of a water source, swimming at a pool or navigate at the sea.
Playing with balloons filled of water is enjoyable. At first, Balloons are able to remember your childhood. All we have nice memories playing with a balloon and when you touch one of them is unavoidable to smile. That is a Psychoanalytic interpretation but if you want to stand to see it carefully you can see. It is true! Second, balloons are colorful. Everyone knows the colors of balloons are great. I think many people share the opinion that these colors spread joy. Third, using balloons filled of water is amazing. In summer time you can organize games which could consist in throwing one inflatable each…

Three memories of my grandmother

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by Saúl Miranda Ramos
When I was a child I used to spend time with my grandmother. Her house was filled of náhuas traditions. Today, after 20 years, those experiences make me being nostalgic. The smell of cempoalxóchitl, the sound of the violin and the guitar, and the sight of candles remind me of my grandmother.
My grandmother used to use an important flower called Cempoalxóchitl, twenty flowers is their meaning in Náhuatl language. First of all, she used to grow these flowers in June. The exact date she sends someone to sow is June 24th. Next, each November she used to decorate the offering to the dead; furthermore, at these days her house was filled of flowers and their smell. All in all, for my grandmother these flowers were too important in the practice of their beliefs. .   Daily, my grandmother used to hear marvelous traditional music. In Cuetzalan, the place where are her roots, ancestral music is made by a guitar and a violin. This kind of music is called Xochipitzahuak (Fine Fl…