Realismo Magico - Magical Realism

Magical Realism is a literary style mostly found in Latin American literature. The style's signature is the combination of realistic and magical elements, such as children with green hair, crazy generals, angels that fall from the sky and clairvoyant grandmothers. Magical Realism is pretty much a description of daily life in Colombia and other Caribbean countries. The most famous author in the genre is Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a Colombian novelist who won the Nobel Peace Prize for literature. If you ever have the chance to go to Colombia you will realize that magical realism is just real life there, because in Colombia everything is crazy, mostly in a fun way. Anyways I don't know if it is Arnold's Colombian presence at Sara's house or what is going on, but a bit of Magical Realism visited us last night. A piano fell on her roommate's car.

That is not a typo! One can imagine trees or light posts falling on your car, but pianos? This is the kind of thing that happens everyday in Colombia, but East Sac? I guess it just proves that the magic is everywhere and maybe we just don't notice it, that is until a piano falls on your friend's car.

Posted on March 10, 2006 and filed under Nothing to Do with Anything.