30 días de palabras: día 1

30 days of words we <3 on Paper Amor: Day 1 Author: Laura Esquivel
Book: Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water For Chocolate

    Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves; we need oxygen and a candle to help. In this case, the oxygen for example, would come from the breath of the person you love; the candle would be any kind of food, music, caress, word, or sound that engenders the explosion that lights one of the matches.

    For a moment we are dazzled by an intense emotion. A pleasant warmth grows within us, fading slowly as time goes by, until a new explosion comes along to revive it. Each person has to discover what will set off those explosions in order to live, since the combustion that occurs when one of them is ignited is what nourishes the soul. That fire, in short, is its food.

    If one doesn’t find out in time what will set off these explosions, the box of matches dampens, and not a single match will ever be lighted.
    Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate

    Mi abuela tenía una teoría muy interesante, decía que si bien todos nacemos con una caja de cerillas en nuestro interior, no las podemos encender solos, necesitamos oxígeno y la ayuda de una vela. Sólo que en este caso el oxígeno tiene que provenir, por ejemplo, del aliento de la persona amada; la vela puede ser cualquier tipo de alimento, música, caricia, palabra o sonido que haga disparar el detonador y así encender una de las cerillas. Por un momento, nos sentiremos deslumbrados por una intensa emoción.
    Laura Esquivel, Como Agua Para Chocolate

Wikipedia: Laura Esquivel (n. Ciudad de México, 30 de septiembre de 1950) es una escritora mexicana autora.