Remembering the Climb

By Rubén S. Cubillos
A Big Chihuahua. Inc.

Life has a way of getting in the way of what we shouldn’t take for granted. People around us either inspire us for better or worse. The words I share here are to inspire a whole new generation of dreamers willing to give it their all and climb their own mountain.

From my experience music is an element that triggers moments in time once lived, in moving images of memories. Recently at a stop light the first six notes of a song on the radio triggered, at lighting speed, the images of a long lost acquaintance – Selena. It was a beautiful day with a deep a blue sky touching a few puffy pillow clouds almost revealing the smile of a giddy girl with tight china doll eyes speaking in slow motion. The song was “Dreaming of You” and as it had many times before, it took my breath away with a deep sigh and an empty sadness. It has been 15 years and the experience will remain seamless. Why, because emotion knows no boundaries… it’s timeless. The voice on the radio launched a quick time movie fully loaded with ten or more images and places once lived. The heart truly holds a hollow space for those we miss, yet the human senses recapture the joy of those very moments. Read More »