Hispanic pictures Wisdom y Sabiduría invites us to thank and honor the “old men” in our lives. This month is the perfect time to do so.
This picture is not only honoring fathers but also grand fathers and all those viejos who left a positive permanent mark in our lives while sharing their wisdom.
Latin culture traditionally has been a patriarchal society with the man as the dominant family figure. This, of course, is rapidly changing with women increasingly becoming the head of households, but on this month’s photo contribution, I would like to step back for a moment and recognize and honor Nuestros Viejos (our old men) who are often wise with lots of Sabiduría (wisdom).
This photo, taken in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, simply reveals the weathered hands of an elder man, his dashing sombrero, well appointed cuffed pants and shiny black shoes.
You need not see anymore of his persona to know this man is a caballero! His relaxed stance conveys confidence, maturity, and a reassurance that his life’s lessons are plentiful. He surely has many a story to tell. Stories we can learn from and admire.
The photograph is part of the Fotografía America Latina Collection, which is attached to a Cultúrame Bilingual greeting card. The sentiment inside reads as follows:
“¡Oye, mi Viejo! Gracias for being who you are y presente when I need you most. Wishing you a beautiful day. Con Mucho Cariño.”
This is the perfect gift for that special Viejo in your life.