martes, 26 de abril de 2011

De lunas, días y semanas



Los cálculos de Dionisio el Exiguo, matemático de los lejanos años 500, no contaban con el cambio climático como factor sorpresa. Así que este año, los que no somos católicos, y celebramos la Semana Santa como feriado y vacaciones y no como festividad religiosa, nos vimos con dificultades de logística del tipo ¿va la calzoneta con las botas de lluvia? Ni modo, así es la vida, muchos niños regresaron a clases sin el prometido bronceado pero con un improvisado resfriado. ¿O será culpa de la luna llena que es religiosa en lo lunática?
Gracias también a las insuficiencias del tal Dionisio, este año el Día del Libro quedó ahogado en la gloria del sábado, y pasó como dicen sin pena ni gloria por la vida de los guatemaltecos, que de por sí, ignoran, en su mayoría, el regalo inmenso que viene envuelto en las hojas de un libro.
Los libros que como los humanos, viven y sufren, andan en luto maternal, pues las noticias internacionales cuentan que la última fábrica de máquinas de escribir, la compañía Godrej and Boyce de Bombay, cerró sus puertas para siempre. Con esto (aunque algunos aseguren que es con la muerte de Liz Taylor) termina definitivamente el siglo veinte. Enterramos una época en que escribir tenía que ver con un ritmo que venía pegadito al sonido que producía el golpe seco de las teclitas sobre el papel. La armonía y consonancia que salía de teclear, hacía del ejercicio de escribir, una experiencia orgánica que incluso nos daba el tiempo necesario para pensar antes de escribir, algo que ahora a muchos nos cuesta hacer.
No tardarán en clausurar la última academia de mecanografía. Pero antes de que cierren las puertas del lugar más solitario del mundo, me gustaría volver a escuchar el sonido ensordecedor de un montón de estas maquinitas, tecleando todas al mismo tiempo un mantra que diga: Adiós, Dionisio, el exiguo. Me voy de vacaciones a un lugar con sol.

(Lucha Libre publicada el miércoles 27 de abril en Periódico).

13 comentarios:

Alejandro Rosales dijo...

Ala, mírenme, yo me siento superior a todos los demás porque me gustan las máquinas de escribir (obsoletas!). Por favor, esa actitud de superioridad es más patética que la mayoría de guatemaltecos que ignoran "el regalo inmenso que viene envuelto en las hojas de un libro".

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La regla que se suele utilizar para calcular la fecha de la Semana Santa es la siguiente: el domingo de la Pascua de Resurrección es el siguiente a la primera luna llena que sigue al equinoccio de la primavera boreal (es decir, del hemisferio norte). ¿Quién me preguntó? ¿ O fué en elPeriódico?

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Pues...no veo dónde está el problema la verdad. Es simplemente una opinión (imagino!) Aunque considero que antes de usar palabras estilosas para criticar...sería bueno que nos aseguraramos de cómo escibirlas...Pues, humilde opinión...

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