Santana’s message of peace, love, and unity suddenly became crystal clear. The reason Carlos keeps being considered a worldwide influence for many is because of the way he makes people get together, become more aware of their spirituality, and live peacefully among others.
That’s why as soon as I realized how my father never gave up, I decided to do his legacy justice. With a newfound ‘supernatural’ strength, I chose to keep on living.
I kept on listening to ‘Supernatural’, but now I was on the right mindset to get the message, so the album became the fuel I needed to keep on going, reminding me of the unconditional love and strength my father had to muster after he lost Mom.
(Da Le) Yaleo’s fast solo became my daily medicine, the energetic Migra, my anthem. That one in particular sounds like it should be on ‘The Lion King’ or some other cheesy movie, but I loved it because it made it feel like I was part of a ‘life’ ritual every single time.
It took me a while to get back on my feet on other aspects of my life, because getting rent money on time and surviving was a hard job at the time, but eventually, the situation got much better, and I managed to build the foundations for the life I was looking for.
These days, I remember my struggles with a smile on my face. Those memories have become a vintage delight in my mind, like chilling to Smooth, singing to Rob Thomas and shouting “let’s don’t forget about it”, because even if it was a bad experience, it helped me become the person I am today, and I’m proud of it.