When I was about 13 years old, I started to go to the water park two or three times a week, because I was a fat boy and my P.E. teacher gave me some suggestions to loss weight and get some muscles.
One of those days, went early in Sunday, after three or four hours, (about noon) the pool was full. Then three guys came to the diving pool where I was. They were extremelly drunk.
I always liked to be in the deepest area, close to the diving board and 18 feet platform.
Then, one of them went to the platform because their friends challenged him to dive, but he fell horizontally on his belly.
I laughted automatically, and his friends came to me screaming to me;
-Go up immediatelly! If not, we kill you!
I was a kid and felt so scared, but did my best to show calm and security. Went directly to the platform and saw them smiling.
Put my hands together in front of me and closed my eyes. (Forgot to say that it was my first time on a platform)
Then jumped strongly still closed eyes, to fell over my belly worst than the other guy.
I felt my belly hottest than ever and swam to the opposite side under the water.
Since that time, I trained to dive correctly.
Ixtaccihuatl y Popocatepetl: A love story at the pre-Hispanic Mexico
At the Valley of Mexico a few centuries before the arrival of the Spaniards, the Aztecs was the dominant tribe in central Mexico.
Obvious! All the neighbor tribes was obliged to pay tribute to the most powerful tribe.
Finally, the chief of Tlaxcaltecas, called together all his generals and command them to fight the Aztecs.
The most brave warrior was Popocatepetl, who was in love of Ixtaccihuatl.
Ixtaccihuatl was the princess and was in love of Popocatepetl also.
The Caciqe accepted Popocatepetl to marry Ixtaccihuatl if he came back victorious from war.
They went to wage war and the brave Popocatepetl, in love of the princess and full of hope won all the battles.
Among the other generals, there was Citlaltepetl, a wicked man who sent a messenger to Ixtaccihuatl notifying that Popocatepetl was dead in battle.
Ixtaccihuatl wept intensively at the edge of madness.
The princess finaly fall sick and passed away pronouncing the name of Popocatepetl at last.
Popocatepetl returned triumphant, but when the chief told him about the tragedy, fell in deep insanity.
Suddenly Popocatepetl sent 20,000 of his soldiers to pile up the rocks and soil of ten mountains to build a palace to preserve the beloved cadaver.
When the mausoleum was ready, Popocatepetl carried Ixtaccihuatl to the summit to cry for her by oneself.
Finally Popocatepetl decided to dead to find her in the world of dead.
Therefore; the noble warrior died close to her with a torch in his hand.
Across the time the dust and snow covered the lovers, creating the mountains that adorn the Valley of Mexico in the present days.
Popocatepetl still have fire in his heart because of the love of Ixtaccihuatl. That;’s why sometimes the volcano roars and throws smoke.
The untruthful who caused that tragedy, fled far frome the lovers, and afterward, when he died, the snow covered the body too and became “The Citlaltepetl” and from the distance contemplates the eternal lovers whom never will be separated.
Ixtaccihuatl = white woman
Popocatepetl = smoky mountain
Citlaltepetl = mountain of the star