THE WORLD HAS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN
The blog today is very special for me. Firstly, because thanks to another author, Francesc Soler, I have an author like Miriam Tirado, a reference in parenting and relationships. And thanking someone who helps you is something I have learnt from Miriam. I would like to thank Francesc for giving me the opportunity and Miriam for trusting me with her picture books, as she is an example among parents and, with her book RABIETAS, we have sold over 75,000 copies, after publishing right after the damn pandemic dashed so many plans. However, everything has a bright side and, during the lockdown Miriam used her Instagram to write different stories about how we felt, giving voice to parents, neighbors, grandparents, brothers, lovers, and couples in constant ebullition and, thus, you felt appealed by them and by what the world was experiencing. I can promise I waited every night for her to post the story, as it was a moment of peace for me, in such a hard lockdown. So, I should also thank her for that and for considering putting those stories into a book, with the title of REMOVIDAS, which is what Miriam’s stories made us feel and which has been published by Urano in Spanish and by Rosa dels Vents in Catalan (REMOGUDES). These tangled stories move us and characters who draw strength to keep growing and advancing in a period which has taught us that here and now is all that matters-It has faced us with the famous CARPE DIEM that Robin Williams taught to his pupils in the film, Dead Poets Society.
This is a book I recommend to everyone as we have all suffered and are still suffering this strike which has changed our lives, one way or another and is challenging us, but as Miriam says, we should let go and consider that all of this will pass and will have helped us relocate.
It does not mean that the change has been easy or that our future will be, many of us have struggled and are working to make it as easy as possible. But these stories will help us reflect and work as mirrors to gather strength, as the last thing we should lose is hope.
An efficient book which is well written, sympathetic, and necessary.