Portraits of: Barcelona

BCN13_11_017                                                                       Barcelona, 2013 (Fuji Neopan 400)

Joan was singing at one of the tunnels at Espanya metro station with so much feelings and joy. I dropped my change in his guitar case and continued walking, but something pulled me back and I handed him the non-verbal request written in Spanish, prepared to be rejected and perhaps laughed at. He gave a short laugh and a smile, and nodded his consent.

The power of his emotions really struck me. Initially, my Spanish friend who helped with translation thought he was an angry man, but actually, maybe he has observed (or experienced) and accepted the pain that comes with life. Otherwise, how can he sing with such joy every day?

Joan_Spanish

Name:
Joan

And your dream?
I have so many?

The best thing that has happened to you?
My sons.

One thing you would like to change? (It can be about anything)
I would like to change everything for one day. The richest to become the poorest, the paralytic to walk, and etc…that god came down to earth and he was caught in an earthquake, and that people on earth spent a day in heaven.

One thing you don’t want to change? (It can be about anything)

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
Just as now.

Favorite things about Barcelona?
Its people.

Things you don’t really like about Barcelona?
Too much traffic.

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