Music Fridays: Cinco Centavitos

It’s the first day of a new month and I’m feeling a little melancholy. It’s probably because so much happened last October. I stumbled upon some old messages and letters yesterday that made me a little blue. I’m probably also anticipating a little too much how I will feel when the anniversary of my dad’s passing comes around at the end of this month.

For today’s selection I’m continuing the Hispanic Heritage theme and sharing a song my dear college friend Joey shared with me earlier this year. Julio Jaramillo was an Ecuadorian singer who was famous for his renditions of boleros, valses, pasillos, tangos, and ranchers.

I found this website with a little bit more about Jaramillo with the English translation of this song.

But I don’t want to be sad. I want to celebrate life. My own and that of my father, too. He wouldn’t want me to be sad so long. This weekend I’m celebrating life by celebrating my son’s birthday and my daughter’s engagement. I hope you have something to celebrate too, even if it’s just the fact that it’s the weekend. Have a good one!

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