gracias a la vida

Violeta Parra was Chilean

Thanks to life (Thankful for life) (Thanks to Life)

which has given me so much

He gave me two eyes,
when open

perfectly distinguish
Black White

And in the sky,
her starry background

and the crowds,
the man I love.

Thanks to life
which has given me so much

He gave me sound and the alphabet

and with it, the words that I think and speak

mother, friend, brother and illuminating light

the route of the soul from which comes love.

Thanks to life that has given me so much

He gave me to walk with my tired feet

with them I walked through cities and puddles,

beaches and deserts, mountains and plains

for your house, your street and your patio.

Thanks to life that has given me so much

gave my heart that all stir

when I see the fruit of the human brain,

when I see good so far from bad,

when I see the bottom of your clear eyes.

Thanks to life that has given me so much

He made me laugh and made me cry

so I distinguish happiness and sadness,

the two materials it is made my corner

and the singing of you, which is my very song

and the singing of all, which is my very song

Thanks to life!

Thanks to life!

Thanks to life!

Thanks to life!

APPLAUSE!

Very grateful! Thank you!

 

Author: pizzaslices

Liza is an actor and co-creator of Subway Token Films, a film production company that captures Street Level Miracles through films. That is, moments in our lives when the story as we know it stops, the lens is pulled back and something more expansive is revealed to us. Liza has won awards and audiences alike for her portrayals of the immigrant story on stage and film. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her partner, actor Felix Solis.