Unending Dream

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic

I am the link between yesterday and today. I am the remnant of a people and an empire that lived and thrived on the lush and rich valleys and highlands above and below the Yucatán.

UNENDING DREAM

By Al Garcia

I am the link between yesterday and today.  I am the remnant of a people and an empire that lived and thrived on the lush and rich valleys and highlands above and below the Yucatán.  I am from the land of Aztecs, Mayans and mixtures of brown-skinned natives, and from an empire of hunters and farmers, warriors and thinkers, innovators and inventors, holy men, and men who saw beyond the boundaries of their domain.  This was the base of my beginning and of my heritage and my legacy.  This was where the essence of me began.  I am of their flesh, of their blood and of the very core of their soul.

The winds of time have not blown away the remnants of their existence nor the artifacts that record how they lived and thrived in a time before the dawn of man’s obsession with oppression and repression, and before the slaughter began, and before the end that enslaved an empire and erased the vestiges of the greatness that once had been. 

I am from a place and a time where dreamers and romantics lived and flourished, before the dawn of the ravenous invasion of greed, power and disease from across the seas.  I can feel the greatness that once was, and I can sense the dying spirits that returned to the soil that they loved and toiled.  This was my world before I ever was. 

I can sense and feel within me the strength of the warrior I was meant to be.  I can imagine wonders they may have seen.  And I dream of tomorrows they never imagined. 

I revere the earth that feeds me, the sky that shields me, and the stars that light my path.  They are part of the legacy of my native heritage. 

I feel their energy flowing within me, when once as a young man, I was blinded and deceived by the allure of what surrounded me growing up – greed, power, prestige and acceptance.  Now, I feel the dreams they dreamed, and see the wonders in the sky that spoke to them, and I feel alive and a part of the richness of the earth, the vastness of the sky, and the brilliance of the evening moon. 

I was once the link between yesterday and today, but now I am a bridge to tomorrow and beyond.  I am their unending dream. 


Submitted: May 24, 2021

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