Más de 1000 años

This music video is very sweet. Even if you don’t speak Spanish, I think you will understand the main point by just watching it. Enjoy the story, piano accompaniment and beauty of the language.
I spent last Friday with a dear friend and we went to a Chinese and sushi buffet for lunch. After we finished eating, we both opened our fortunes and looked at the zodiac map. I usually just glance at the zodiacs (they mean nothing to me) and read the ones that relate to my family but there was something about mine that never stood out to me until a few days ago. It’s still shocking that I never caught those three small, yet important words. I’m a Dragon and its traits are as follows:

“You are eccentric and your life complex. You have a very passionate nature and abundant health. Marry a Monkey or Rat late in life. Avoid the Dog.” 

Late in life. I have plenty of friends and classmates born in the same year I was who married early. Things like horoscopes and zodiacs are not to be trusted but it’s funny when they come true sometimes. As you see in the video, the man and his wife met when they were just little kids. It’s crazy but I never dreamed of meeting my future husband while I was a little girl. The allure of meeting someone after college was much more attractive to me. I can’t explain it. I am out of college and will be heading to grad school soon so I suppose my wish will come true. I often wonder how much time is enough to be with someone. The title of this song, Más de 1000 (mil) años, (More than 1000 years), implies that love should last forever. Anything shorter than 1000 years is too short. It’s an exaggeration, of course, but wouldn’t it be nice? I don’t think the amount of time matters, it’s about how much life you put into your years together. And ultimately God decides how long a couple will be together.

Though I have not met “the one” yet, it’s okay. I have always been an adventurous, free spirit; content to live my life as freely and passionately as possible until I meet him.  I am thankful for the time God has allowed me to have time to grow into the young woman He knew I would become. Being able to go away to college, grow in my faith, study abroad, travel, deepen my love for languages and influence those around me have been invaluable experiences for me. I have a couple friends who have known me ever since I was a child and we are still friends today and for me, that’s enough. I do think it would be neat if the little girl version of me could have interacted with my current friends as kids, though. Alas, our paths were not meant to cross then but later, as young adults. Maybe in heaven age won’t matter and we can morph into children again and play. Eh, one can dream.
Whenever you meet (or met) the one God has for you – whether you meet them at age 6 or age 36, have 2 or 50+ years with them, make the most of the time you have. I know I will.

Llevo tu amor por más de 1000 años
Y auque pase el tiempo más te voy queriendo
Llevo tu amor por más de 1000 años
Como niños otra vez
Como la primera vez
Que en los labios te besé y me enamoré

Han pasado meses
Miles de segundos
vamos renaciendo y tus caricias son mi rumbo
Y en vidas pasadas
Cuando te buscaba
Justo en el momento despertabas en mi almohada

Aleks Syntek is just a stage name. His real name is quite long: Raúl Alejandro Escajadillo Peña. Aleks Syntek (sin teclados, without keyboards), was given to him by a friend when he borrowed a keyboard. The name stuck and Aleks has been performing ever since 1984. Hopefully he will continue to compose and perform beautiful music for many more years to come.

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