dedicated to: James Muldrey, Professor of biochemistry, Tulane Medical School, USA.
Walter Unglaub, Dean, Tulane Medical School, USA
Rafael Rubio, Professor, Instituto de Cardiologia de Mexico
and many that remain in my memory
Life grants one favors
of different nature and magnitude
that can change the course of our existence.
Favors, that can only be paid with gratitude,
because they are priceless.
Gratitude is a virtue of recognition.
“debts” that one acquires
that would have to be “reimbursed”.
It is most unfortunate that in this state,
of favors received occasionally,
one looses the chance to reciprocate.
Because, human beings, over time, disappear;
And gratitude remains only in one’s memory
as a moral and personal quality.
Gratitude is a virtue of such magnitude,
that sentences to describe it
will always fall short.
We should not search for fault in people
that circumstantially crossed our paths
and impinged damage upon us,
because they eventually will suffer bitterness
for their flawed existence and wrong behavior.
Some may become prominent,
and would wish for one’s disappearance,
from the environment in which they operate
in order to erase bad memories,
because one was a witness of their past anonymousness.
It’s funny how on such extraordinary behavioral subject
we focus so briefly.
is a constant adaptation
based on experience and knowledge
for the conservation of a pleasant life existence
and a harmonious relationship with our neighbors.
Translation by Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja (Jr).