When my very good friend Marina went to Spain to visit her parents, I asked her to bring me an old book, any book, as long as it was old. She chose this little volume of poetry, published in 1930. I wanted the Spanish pages for collage, but there is no way I could take apart this little gem. She added to that one of my very favorite films, not just for the story, but for the most breathtaking tango I have ever seen. I may be a die-hard flamenco dancer, but the tango comes a close second -- I don't dance it, I love to watch it. Banderas is not only a singer and actor, but a superb dancer as well, and his dance partner is extraordinary.
On Saturday she presented it to me, an early birthday gift. (My birthday is in October.)
Muchissimas gracias, amica del mio cuore (my Italian is much, much better than my Spanish).