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Playing with Marbles

Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 13 May 2014 @ 6:00 am | No Comments

In Citizen Media, Colombia, Ideas, Latin America, Quick Reads, Spanish

From Colombia, Carlos Múnera, author of Todos somos iguales blog, recalls past times, when he used to play with marbles [1] [es], when “the stage was like a duel that confronted more than one boy”:

The positions start, the bending downs, the visual calculations and the impressive aim by the game savants, more than gifted savants, as this is a gift, a present from above. They watch, calculate, place the marble between the fingers that get wrinkle and firmly anchor and taz!, a well-aimed shot to the victim and the stronger one has his stock increased. The victims? Weak participants that reduce their moms’ wallets, who can't have a pack of marbles last more than three days.

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Marbles. Photo by usuer jacilluch [2] on Flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0.


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[1] past times, when he used to play with marbles: http://www.ecbloguer.com/carlosmunera/?p=9820

[2] jacilluch: https://www.flickr.com/photos/70626035@N00/8557529490

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