Irene

My mother chose my name which was actually the title of a song by Catalan songwriter and singer Lluís Llach. She never explained why she liked that song or the name. I love the fact that Irene is a Greek name that means peace and I try to honor the meaning of my name every day. These are the lyrics of the song:

Irene
by Lluís Llach

No, I didn't want to paint
Your long hair
or your hands.

Nor your body, which I surrounded
with waves I robbed
to the fearless sea.

No, I didn't wanted to paint
this serene
freed awakening.

Nor the first bird singing
that brings us the wind
before the farewell.

And now that time takes me away
and you close the door
that I came through,
No, I do not want to remember
your image
nor your hands
No, I can not stop
and look at life
from the window.

No, I do not want to step on
leaves that remind me
of the way you walk.

No, I do not want to return
the road that takes me
to your home.

And now that we have left
that shortcut
that we took,
No, I do not want to remember
your image
nor your hands.
No, I can not stop
and look at life
from the window.

Irene, Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain