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LYRICS: Hernán Videla Flores
MUSIC: Carlos Montbrun Ocampo

Buscaba mi alma con afán tu alma,
Buscaba yo la virgen que mi frente
tocaba con su labio dulcemente
en el febril insomnio del amor.

Buscaba yo la mujer pálida y bella
que en sueños me visita desde niño
para partir con ella mi cariño
para partir con ella mi dolor.

Como en la sacra soledad del templo
sin ver a Dios se siente su presencia
Yo presentí en el mundo tu existencia
y como a Dios sin verte te adoré.

Amémonos mi bien en este mundo
donde lágrimas tantas se derraman,
los que vierten quizás los que se aman
tienen un no se que de bendición.

Amor es empapar el pensamiento
en la fragancia del amor perdido,
amar, es amor es llevar herido
con un dardo celeste el corazón.

Es tocar los dinteles de la gloria
Es ver tus ojos, es escuchar tu acento.
es, en el alma llevar el firmamento
y es morir a tus pies de adoración.	

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From Carole McCurdy: After that tanda, I found that every man I danced with that evening had something beautiful to offer, no matter their postural eccentricites or limitations of technique. In fact, their eccentricities and limitations were something to be respected and accorded a value, something that added rich flavor to the dance. If my partner is stiff as a board, well, it means that we begin the tanda by doing the 'stiff as a board' tango, which can offer some very creative moments of shared comedy, playing close to the edge of being off-balance. Whee-ha-ha. Maybe by the end of the tanda our dance will have expanded into something more soft and flexible and grounded, maybe not. The cortina has its own great value, after all.
I left the milonga that night feeling thrilled and humbled. How sorely I had underestimated these 'bad dancers,' how foolishly I had cheated myself out of the deeper pleasures of connecting in the dance. It wan't somebody else's fat ego getting in the way of dancing, it was my own.
Astrid responds: It works both ways. The great advantage (and burden) that women have in dancing the tango is that it enables them to experience a hundred different worlds, by dancing with different men and, if they are sensitive and intuitive enough, for a while becoming that man's creation to certain extent, for better or for worse...
It also works the other way round. One of the best dancers has told me that he dances in a different way with every woman, because she inspires him to do certain moves.
And the total is then always more than just the sum of its parts. Wish that in real life we also had some music to guide us to follow each other's steps...

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