For most of us there is one or two people that we wish we had met…it may be a singer, actor, politician or a person who has influenced the world.k
Today I came across the person I wish I had met…and it’s Cesar Manrique. An artist and sculpture who has influenced the landscape that is Lanzarote. He took the scenery and set about living in an historical lava flow.
I went to his house today which he converted to a museum before his death in 1992.
Tranquil, serene and so integrated nature, sky and water.
There was just such a feeling of peace and quiet which I needed in my life. It touched me deeply and filled me calm, yet still I had not realised that I should have met this man.
Cesar left Lanzarote fir a few years. His dream was to keep the island special….low rise….white and black…splashes of colour in art work….instead the authorities decided to build a huge tower block hotel. The only blot on the Lanzarote landscape.
It was at the end when I saw a video that I knew I should have met this man. His smile was captivating, engaging you in his vision. A belief that things can be better and that a smile goes a long way.
Mot only would I have liked to meet him but it made me realise what an epitaph it is when you leave behind people that you don’t know, that will want to meet you! I would like to think that in the future just one person will perhaps say ‘i wish I had met her…’ For some of us it will be Grand children not yet born, for others it will be because they were famous actors or rich and successful.
Have a think, there will be just something you can do that will leave that legacy. I’m going to carry on working out what will be mine.