El Sur

If only he were here.
Milagros was the woman who took care of my father
since he was a boy.

She had a way about her
that seemed incredible to me.
Different from everyone
I'd known up to that point.

That night we had to sleep in the same room.
When does it start to get warm here, my girl?
Here its almost never warm.
No? What a strange world we live in.
In some places,
people burn up from the heat,

and in others they freeze from the cold.
Well, I'm old enough to know what to do.
And is it very hot in your town?
Very hot.
How do you stand it?
With patience and good shade.
Hey, is it true there are a lot of Moors?
There are still a few, but all disguised.
Now why are you laughing?
I like how you talk.
My dad doesn't speak like that.
Because he's a "gentleman" and a renegade
who prefers to forget about his hometown.

Now, don't pay me any attention, Estrellita,
Or I'll starting shooting off my mouth
and never stop.

But oh what a shame that he's never been
back to the house where he was born

And how many years its been
since he left!

I know.
What would you know about it, dear?
Well, that my father never went back
because he fought with grandfather.

Your father told you that?
No, my mom told me.
Hey, is it true that Grandpa is a very bad man?
Go on! Thats just talk from the old times.
And you know what?
Even a wild animal gets tamer with age.
Your grandfather has changed.
And with all that happened back then,
and all the people who died...
And all for their ideas.
Its true your Grandfather had it bad,