Who says magic doesn't exist?
Magic has arrived to our hearts for two consecutive days.....today more than ever dreams come true.
La Tarumba, one of the more prestigious circuses of Peru donated 150 tickets for the boys and girls of the Elementary School Group from SKIP to enjoy their show. The news arrived with their load of illusion, enthusiasm and love. We got tickets for the show, donations to hire the buses to take us to our destination, boys, girls and permission from their families, team of volunteers and some accompanying families ready to enjoy the circus with us...and lets start the show!!
Many of our kids had never been in Trujillo city and therefore the bus ride became one more tourist attraction filled with inquisitive eyes, smiles, fingers pointing to everything they saw and a lot of curiosity. As we arrived to the tent of La Tarumba, the gears of magic kept spinning with the energy of illusion and emotion.
Once seated, impatience and anticipation started to intertwine. Three, two, one.....lights off! Eyes wide open and heartbeats filling the air...the show had begun!
For the boys and girls from SKIP the show was entirely on the stage...
Jugglers and clowns provoked smiles and laughter, riders on their horses awoke the emotion of boys, girls and their accompanying families, hands rushing to the mouths as the jugglers loaded the stage with uncertainty and emotion. Uncontrolled clapping of hands praising the performances of the equilibrists and the air flips, looks and projected dreams on the female artists who were delighting us with the rings or acrobatic dances, everyone sitting up straight for every performance, sparkling and inquisitive looks thrown in all directions, fingers pointing in awe to the enormity and novelty of what their eyes were seeing. Surprised expressions, the shadows of the artists projected on the tent or the blue and red hands caused by the lighting of the stage. Constant tranquility and attention of their bodies up to the moment when the clowns came closer by the walkway on the grades...The innocence, happiness and magic of childhood was recovered.
For the volunteers, the show took place on the stands where the children were sitting, in the constant smiles, in the looks full of life and curiosity, in the surprised expressions, in the loud laughter, in the tranquility or excitement of those little bodies full of magic, in the contained applauses and the sudden explosion of voices...
All the team of volunteers attended with emotion one of the greatest spectacles of life: the magic of a kid's smile.
If there is a word to describe all that has happened in these two magic days, it would be GENEROSITY...
Generosity from the management of La Tarumba who donated 150 tickets for the boys and girls from the Elementary School Group of SKIP.
Generosity from the auxiliary staff of La Tarumba helped us to find our seats as we arrived and took care of us during and after the show.
Generosity from the transportation enterprise La Libertad that lowered their normal bus fare for us.
Generosity and altruism from the people that donated money to cover the transportation costs.
Absolute generosity from the SKIP families that trust us daily to be with their kids and allow us to take them on trips, looking at the team and the NGO as a safe space, warm, friendly and trustworthy.
Generosity from the team of volunteers (Adrian, Alessandro, Carolina, Claudio, Fabianne, George, Jacqueline, Lou, Manon, Mar, Minerva, Verenisse) that worked with love and dedication and gave all their effort, energy, commitment and care for everything to work out greatly.
Without all of these, the realisation of this dream would have not been possible.
"The smile is a goodwill gesture, that's why a kid's smile makes his innocence and generosity surface. It is a gift that these little people posses and that provides an incredible vital force to move what is regarded as immobile, to feel hope and shelter and to contemplate all the essence of this world which can sometimes be harsh"
For that reason, we keep working to be the cause of the biggest and most beautiful smiles in each one of the persons we work with, to make it possible to move forward.
Let's keep smiling and dreaming!