mArtyrs / from mEdEllIn frOm fEAr tO hOpE on a pEAcE bUt lOvE fIrst sEssIOns frOm mEdEllIn -a nOn flAsh tAkEs single-

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mEdEllIn frOm fEAr tO hOpE
On A
pEAcE bUt lOvE fIrst sEssIOns from mEdEllIn
frOm fEAr tO hOpE
-a nOn flAsh tAkEs serie
by David Cardona


In mEmOrIAn

“In the memory of

”Johanna Mazo Ramírez (8 years old),
Giovanny Alberto Vallejo Restrepo (13 years old),
Johny Alexander Cardona Ramírez (17 years old),
Ricardo Alexander Hernández (17 years old),
Óscar Andrés Ortiz Toro (17 years old),
Ángel Alberto Barón Miranda (16 years old),
Marlón Arlberto Álvarez (17 years old),
Nelson Durán Flórez Villa (17 years old),
Mauricio Antonio Higuita Ramírez (22 years old)

“Murdered In november 15th, 1992 in Villatina, Neighborhood of Medellín

”Colombian Government admits its liability before the OAS´s Interamerican Comisión On Human Rights and Colombian People by this serious fact done by state agents.

“This monument is for preserve the victim´s memory, to repare their families moraly and a way to apologize them. This monument isn´t enough to reduce the pain but it´s a main step to do justice for them and tell to colombian people that this facts cannot be repeat.

Bogotá, July 29th, 2002.”

Translation from the monument´s plaque

blEU -fInAlE- []
from BLEU by Krzysztof Kieslowski -Trois Couleurs-

A trIbUtE tO

Marcela and Giovanny Mathews Angel - A young and little friend - and all of chIldhOOd And yOUth As sEEds Of chAngE In Medellín

On the 15th anniversary of this crime
blEU -fInAlE- []

Ean tes gloses ton anthropon lalo ke ton angelon
agapin de mi eho, gegona halkos ihon i cymbalon alalazon.
Ke ean eho profitian ke ido ta mystiria panta
oste ori methistanin,agapin de mi eho
ouden imi.
I agapi makrothymi, christevete,
I agapi ou zili, i agapi ou perperevete, ou fysioute.
Panta stegi, panta pistevi, panta elpizi, panta ypomeni,
i agapi oudepote ekpipti
ite de profitie katargithisonte
ite glose pafsonte
ite gnosis katargithisete
Nini de meni, pistis, elpis, agapi,
ta tria tafta,
mizon de touton i agapi.

English translation:

Though I speak with the tongues of angels
if have not love, my worlds would resound with but a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries
and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains
if I have not love I am nothing
Love is patient, full of goodness,
love tolerates all things, aspires to all things
Love never dies
while the prophecies shall be done away
tongues shall be silenced
knowledge shall fade
Thus then shall linger only
faith, hope and love
but the greatest of these is love.

From Youtube´s comment

The finale of the 1993 french film ‘Bleu’ directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski.

The music is the 'Song for the Unification of Europe' from the film's soundtrack, composed by Zbigniew Preisner and sung in Greek. It's an abridged version of 1 Corinthians:13 ("Hymn to Love") of the Bible.

Sinfonia Varsovia, conducted by Wojciech Michniewski
Elzbieta Towarnicka, soprano
The Silesia Philharmonic Choir.

from Youtube´s comment


English Full Version Text (*)

1 Corinthians 13

1 If I speak in the tongues(a) of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,(b) but have not love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
9For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.
12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


(a). Corinthians 13:1 Or languages
(b). Corinthians 13:3 Some early manuscripts body that I may boast


In spAnIsh (*)

La Excelencia del Amor
1 Corintios 13

1Si yo hablara lenguas humanas y angélicas, pero no tengo amor, he llegado a ser como metal que resuena o címbalo que retiñe.
2Y si tuviera el don de profecía, y entendiera todos los misterios y todo conocimiento, y si tuviera toda la fe como para trasladar montañas, pero no tengo amor, nada soy.
3Y si diera todos mis bienes para dar de comer a los pobres, y si entregara mi cuerpo para ser quemado, pero no tengo amor, de nada me aprovecha.
4El amor es paciente, es bondadoso; el amor no tiene envidia; el amor no es jactancioso, no es arrogante;
5no se porta indecorosamente; no busca lo suyo, no se irrita, no toma en cuenta el mal recibido ;
6no se regocija de la injusticia, sino que se alegra con la verdad;
7todo lo sufre, todo lo cree, todo lo espera, todo lo soporta.
8El amor nunca deja de ser; pero si hay dones de profecía, se acabarán; si hay lenguas, cesarán; si hay conocimiento, se acabará.
9Porque en parte conocemos, y en parte profetizamos;
10pero cuando venga lo perfecto, lo incompleto se acabará.
11Cuando yo era niño, hablaba como niño, pensaba como niño, razonaba como niño; pero cuando llegué a ser hombre, dejé las cosas de niño.
12Porque ahora vemos por un espejo, veladamente, pero entonces veremos cara a cara; ahora conozco en parte, pero entonces conoceré plenamente, como he sido conocido.
13Y ahora permanecen la fe, la esperanza y el amor, estos tres; pero el mayor de ellos es el amor.

La Biblia de las Américas (LBLA) version

In French (*)

L´amour (lA chArItÉ)
1 Corinthiens 13

1Quand je parlerais les langues des hommes et des anges, si je n'ai pas la charité, je suis un airain qui résonne, ou une cymbale qui retentit.
2Et quand j'aurais le don de prophétie, la science de tous les mystères et toute la connaissance, quand j'aurais même toute la foi jusqu'à transporter des montagnes, si je n'ai pas la charité, je ne suis rien.
3Et quand je distribuerais tous mes biens pour la nourriture des pauvres, quand je livrerais même mon corps pour être brûlé, si je n'ai pas la charité, cela ne me sert de rien.
4La charité est patiente, elle est pleine de bonté; la charité n'est point envieuse; la charité ne se vante point, elle ne s'enfle point d'orgueil,
5elle ne fait rien de malhonnête, elle ne cherche point son intérêt, elle ne s'irrite point, elle ne soupçonne point le mal,
6elle ne se réjouit point de l'injustice, mais elle se réjouit de la vérité;
7elle excuse tout, elle croit tout, elle espère tout, elle supporte tout.
8La charité ne périt jamais. Les prophéties prendront fin, les langues cesseront, la connaissance disparaîtra.
9Car nous connaissons en partie, et nous prophétisons en partie,
10mais quand ce qui est parfait sera venu, ce qui est partiel disparaîtra.
11Lorsque j'étais enfant, je parlais comme un enfant, je pensais comme un enfant, je raisonnais comme un enfant; lorsque je suis devenu homme, j'ai fait disparaître ce qui était de l'enfant.
12Aujourd'hui nous voyons au moyen d'un miroir, d'une manière obscure, mais alors nous verrons face à face; aujourd'hui je connais en partie, mais alors je connaîtrai comme j'ai été connu.
13Maintenant donc ces trois choses demeurent: la foi, l'espérance, la charité; mais la plus grande de ces choses, c'est la charité.

Louis Segond version



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pEtItE prIncEssE, Remember that:

Love never dies…

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

faith, hope and love
but the greatest of these is love.


pEAcE Is nOt wAr AftEr WaR, bUt lOvE dOn´t let wAr bE -David Cardona-

(*) OthEr lAngUAgEs tExts On: []. This source has used to provide full english version and spanish and french versions of text too. It doesn´t exist any preference for that biblical source or another and the author stand out this site´s commendable work.

Special thanks to jUlIAnA tObOn [] for her suggestions and support in traslations and corrections on-line.
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mArtyrs /// A man and a little girl visit the monument at Journalist´s Park In Medellín and read the plaque on the monument for apologize the young victims murdered on november 15th, 1992, fifteen years ago in the Villatina neighborhood, Medellín, Colombia (…) /// EnlArgE fOr bEst vIEw plEAsE ///

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Rozariasbanned 11 years, 5 months ago

outstanding post that shows that you have created a body of work worth being mentioned in other places besides this blogsite!

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Ashna 11 years, 5 months ago

really good quote!

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Mikkal Noptek 11 years, 5 months ago

Moving picture. Great job

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Shahrouz Barzegar 11 years, 5 months ago

Love makes every thing lovely!
nice shot!

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
K C Ng 11 years, 5 months ago

Nice shot :))

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
David Cardona 11 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for your kind words dear ladies and gentlemen!

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Lynda 11 years, 5 months ago

Evocative and touching post. Thank you.

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Rachel 11 years, 5 months ago

Very nice shot :D

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jendayee 11 years, 5 months ago

Really touching photo ! thanks for reminding us !

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Dominique 11 years, 5 months ago

an expressive photo, thanks David!

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Michel Beroard 11 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

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David Cardona 11 years, 5 months ago

hI dear [url=http://]daidailu520[/url]! A little square at Journalist`s Park in [url=]Medellin[/url] City Colombia. The man with a little girl shows her the plaque and tells her about this episode. Thank you dear mate.

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Shengli Chen 11 years, 5 months ago

:) see you again,,,where's the place?

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Zohre Sadry Nejad 11 years, 5 months ago

Finally we Saw a pic with Day Light;)

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Krystyna Knypl 11 years, 5 months ago

great post. thanks.

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Felipe Adiers 11 years, 5 months ago

Very nice capture!

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Storytaylor 11 years, 5 months ago

beautiful moment

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Cherax 11 years, 5 months ago

Strong words, strong picture.

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Tom 11 years, 5 months ago

Great Shot

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É»„Æ™‹Ç†™ 11 years, 5 months ago

so impressive!

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Peregol 11 years, 5 months ago

Very nice pic

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Lisa 11 years, 5 months ago

Very informative and a great shot!

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Marco Castagnaro 11 years, 5 months ago

Nice shot!

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Emme Tan 11 years, 5 months ago

great teaching... i like their expression

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Karim Karimi 11 years, 5 months ago

oh grandfather and child
one member good

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