Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Salsa on Impermanence (Hector Lavoe)

A contemplation on impermanence by 
the Puerto Rican master of salsa, Héctor Lavoe (1946-1993).

Todo tiene su final, 
Everything comes to its end.

Nada dura para siempre, 
Nothing lasts forever

Tenemos realizar que no existe eternidad
We must realize that eternity does not exist

Como el lindo clavel solo quiso florecer,
Like the beautiful carnation that only wanted to flourish,

Enseñarnos su belleza y marchito perecer,
Showed us its beauty and then wilted and perished,

Como el campeon mundial dio su vida por llegar
y perder lo mas querido en las masas otro mas
Like the world champion who gave his life to win 
and when he loses, the masses love another one.

Shared originally on Buddhist Travellers in 2011.

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