Monday, August 30, 2010
Manny Interviews Lourdes Simón
Manny Interviews Lourdes Simón
por Manny López
(para el blog Gaspar, El Lugareño)
I still remember the night I met Lourdes Simón. It was at the old Teatro Avante in Coral Gables, where she was performing. I went with a group of friends on that Saturday night, and to our amazement the theatre was empty. We had tried to go the night before, but it was sold out. This seem odd to us, but we waited, and about a half hour later the door opened and this radiant, amazonic looking woman strolls right in. As soon as she spoke, she disarmed all of us, and we fell head over heels for her. She went on to do a fabulous show, and the rest is history...
Lourdes is an actress, a singer, a poet, and now an artist, and a Reiki Master. I have always known that she is a wealth of creativity, and someone to pay attention to. She has not lived in Miami for years now, but from time to time I hear from her, or of her, and it brings back tons of memories. I can still recall her version of Freddy’s song, and her unique voice singing….Dicen que soy una estrella, que me convertí en una de ellas, para brillar en la eterna nocheeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
I am so very happy to present to you today La Simón!
Thank you Manny!
What do you consider to be the worst human trait?
- Dishonesty. Sincerity of heart and purpose drives and motivates me.
What’s your idea of happiness?
- It’s the little things. A child’s laughter, un bistec de palomilla empanizado con plátanos maduros fritos y arroz blanco, being in a constant state of thankfulness.
Who are your favorite historical figures?
- The Persian poet Rumi.
What quality do you most admire in a man?
- His ability to recognize the gift he has in Woman.
What quality do you most admire in a woman?
-Her capacity to love and endure.
What’s your strongest quality?
- I like to make people happy, to raise their vibration and, in some way, be an instrument for their mental and spiritual expansion.
What quality do you most admire in your friends?
- Their sense of integrity.
How would you like to die?
How are you feeling right now?
- I’m peaceful.
What’s your favorite quote?
- “Our only karma is love” and this fortune cookie advice I got once: “There’s no time like the pleasant.”
Lourdes Simón was born in Havana, Cuba. She studied music, art, creative writing and theater in Spain, Miami and Puerto Rico. Her poems and short stories have been published in various literary magazines. Her professional experience includes musical performances, dramatic and musical theater, and performance poetry. She has showcased her musical and literary talents in Miami, Puerto Rico, Italy, Colombia, Guatemala, Argentina, Ecuador, Chile and Portugal. In 2002 she launched Lourdes Simón Poemas y Feeling Vol I a CD of classic boleros and original poems. “La Simón” has also exhibited her paintings in San Juan and in the Tampa Bay area. Themes in her work include landscapes, cats, angels and saints. View her art at http://www.lourdes-simon.artistwebsites.com/ and listen to selections from her CD at http://www.cdbaby.com/ . Simón says: “I create because there’s a voice within me that will not be still.”
Foto/Blog Gaspar, El Lugareño (by Delio Regueral)