At the Bay of Cadiz (Galeano)

Rafael Alberti has been in the world for almost a century, yet today he contemplates the Bay of Cadiz as if for the first time.
Lying in the sun, he follows the unhurried paths of seagulls and sailboats, the azure breeze, the ebb and flow of foam on the water and in the air.
He turns to Marcos Ana, who sits silently at his side, and giving his friends’ arm a squeeze he says, as if he has just found out, “Life is so short.”

Eduardo Galeano, Voices of Time