Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Duende Moment

When my dear Brasilian wife Maria left me in late 1982, I had to learn how to speak foreign languages myself. I started with Spanish. My teachers were two British ladies who had lived in Madrid for a long time. One of my first lessons was the word duende. In one context it can mean a dwarf. In another context it is a magical moment in life. You know at this moment that nothing that has happened before or nothing that will happen afterwards will be as important as this moment in life. You know that you are going to have to call on strength, resources, and special qualities that you never dreamed that you have to prevail at this moment. Last night was Hillary Clinton's duende moment!!!!

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