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Alexandra Waterhouse-Hayward - Maestra
Friday, December 14, 2012

My Mother's Red Shawl - El Rebozo Colorado
Alexandra Waterhouse-Hayward - Maestra





El rebozo rojo lo recuerdo desde mi infancia. En Navidad siempre ha tenido el prestigio de adornar la base del árbol. Recuerdo que cuando vivíamos en Burnaby, Gaticuchi (nuestro gato) descubrió que encima del rebozo y entre el papel de los regalos tendría un lugar calentito y seguro para no perderse nada y dormitar entre eventos.

Es de un carmín anaranjado, tomate, vino tinto, sangre, agua de jamaica, y si recuerdo bien hilos de negro. Pero se ve rojo. Es de lana. Pesa. Pica. Es como envolverte en una larga y ligera alfombra. Más vale no mojarlo

Recuerdo que mi mamó lo usó con vestido negro en varias ocasiones y se vio muy elegante. Que porte de mi mamá. No se como lo hizo.

El rebozo rojo, de ahora en adelante RR, el Rolls Royce de rebozos, es una herencia de mi papá de mi abuela Nena, su mamá. ¿Cuanto habrá viajado ese rebozo antes de llegar a su lugar en el baúl?

Entre mis recuerdos de Nena, ella tocaba piano junto a la puerta de la cocina, se mareaba aunque estuviera sentada, y me quiso mucho.Me imagino que su vida no fue fácil. Mujer soltera con hijo. En los años 50. Pero bien que se defendió, dando clases en colegios americanos y educando su hijo a la vez.
A veces el RR me lleva en la imaginación a la época en que era muy común usar rebozo. ¿Lo habrá usado mi abuelita en alguna salida romántica? ¿El RR la habrá abrigado contra vientos desérticos en el norte de México y en Tejas?

Solo puedo imaginar lo que fue su vida cotidiana, su experiencia como madre. Por algunas correspondencias se ve que sus amigas la quisieron asi como sus alumnos.

Ojalá que en esta Navidad el Rebozo Rojo me cuente algo más acerca de la vida de mi tierna y talentosa abuela, Filomena de Irureta Goyena.

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6/26/16 - 7/3/16

7/3/16 - 7/10/16

7/10/16 - 7/17/16

7/17/16 - 7/24/16

7/24/16 - 7/31/16

7/31/16 - 8/7/16

8/7/16 - 8/14/16

8/14/16 - 8/21/16

8/21/16 - 8/28/16

8/28/16 - 9/4/16

9/4/16 - 9/11/16

9/11/16 - 9/18/16

9/18/16 - 9/25/16

9/25/16 - 10/2/16

10/2/16 - 10/9/16

10/9/16 - 10/16/16

10/16/16 - 10/23/16

10/23/16 - 10/30/16

10/30/16 - 11/6/16

11/6/16 - 11/13/16

11/13/16 - 11/20/16

11/20/16 - 11/27/16

11/27/16 - 12/4/16

12/4/16 - 12/11/16

12/11/16 - 12/18/16

12/18/16 - 12/25/16

12/25/16 - 1/1/17

1/1/17 - 1/8/17

1/8/17 - 1/15/17

1/15/17 - 1/22/17

1/22/17 - 1/29/17

1/29/17 - 2/5/17

2/5/17 - 2/12/17

2/12/17 - 2/19/17

2/19/17 - 2/26/17

2/26/17 - 3/5/17

3/5/17 - 3/12/17

3/12/17 - 3/19/17

3/19/17 - 3/26/17

3/26/17 - 4/2/17

4/2/17 - 4/9/17

4/9/17 - 4/16/17

4/16/17 - 4/23/17

4/23/17 - 4/30/17

4/30/17 - 5/7/17

5/7/17 - 5/14/17

5/14/17 - 5/21/17

5/21/17 - 5/28/17

5/28/17 - 6/4/17

6/4/17 - 6/11/17

6/11/17 - 6/18/17

6/18/17 - 6/25/17

6/25/17 - 7/2/17

7/2/17 - 7/9/17

7/9/17 - 7/16/17

7/16/17 - 7/23/17

7/23/17 - 7/30/17

7/30/17 - 8/6/17

8/6/17 - 8/13/17

8/13/17 - 8/20/17

8/20/17 - 8/27/17

8/27/17 - 9/3/17

9/3/17 - 9/10/17

9/10/17 - 9/17/17

9/17/17 - 9/24/17

9/24/17 - 10/1/17

10/1/17 - 10/8/17

10/8/17 - 10/15/17

10/15/17 - 10/22/17