Rutto Martinez

Posted October 7th, 2013 by Suzy

Windmills: to make that water into the heart of the desert wind mill, shoot with its Tower, its blades, their pipes and his inseparable pool are part of the traditional landscape of the rancheria for one basic reason: its noisy engine, moved by the wind achieves the miracle of extracting water from the bowels of a land whose surface is dry and does not indicate to save the most precious treasure in its interior for the passers-by desert: water for the House; water for the thirsty for life; water for animals; water for chicha; water for the fire water to bring life take its course. Elders are grateful to those who installed os first mills more than fifty years ago because its history nearly took a new direction: from that moment there was a safe place to go to get water. A safer even than the generous jaguey site and kindly pond where sole source where before you crimp. Abundant in their farms, wind energy gave him the blessing of security because the jaguey and pond were dried in summer and the mill worked while had wind (almost always) and if this was scarce, could then go to the pool where not never lacked the precious element. They are five in the morning and we are again in Maicao. Back came the rancheria and the happy days of rest.

Soon starts everyday urban life, and while I wait for coffee, which already begins to be in transparent carafe coffee maker and in the background I hear the sound of our electric motor pump driving water from the underground pool. In brief I ignite the radio to hear the news. A few kilometres from there my friend July saca corral goats gives you a look at the mill whose blades revolve with force. Your new day has started well, because coal is nearing and soon savour your coffee flavored family. The background, in a huge trupio Cup is made makes itself felt the guajiro Cardinal. July will serve a coffee for him and another for Lucas, the little that has come on his bicycle to bring you the arepas and the cojosa that all the days the Imelda grandmother sends you.

Alejandro Rutto Martinez is a renowned journalist and Colombian writer, linked as a teacher at several Colombian universities. He is author of four books and co-author of three others in which addresses the theme of leadership, ethics, and human development. He is frequently invited as a speaker at conferences, forums, and other academic events.

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