Idea y enseñanza principal
|Siempre existe la forma de hacer las cosas bien, y al buscarla sin rendirnos podemos conseguir mucho más de lo que buscábamos
Tere Timbalitos era una niña alegre y artista con un gran sueño: llegar a tocar la batería en un grupo musical. Pero para conseguirlo había un gran obstáculo: Tere tenía que practicar mucho para hacerlo bien, pero justo al lado de su casa vivían un montón de ancianitos, muchos de ellos enfermos, en una residencia; y sabía que el ruido de tambores, bombos y platillos podía molestarles muchísimo. Tere era una niña muy buena y respetuosa, y buscaba constantemente la forma de practicar sin molestar a los demás. Así, había intentado tocar en sitios tan raros como un sótano enterrado, una cocina, un desván, o incluso una ducha, pero no había forma, siempre había alguien que se sentía verdaderamente molesto; así que, decidida a ensayar mucho, Tere pasaba la mayor parte del tiempo tocando sobre libros y cajas, y buscando nuevos sitios donde practicar.
-Si no me hubieran importado tanto aquellos ancianitos, si no hubiera seguido buscando una solución, nada de esto habría ocurrido.
Autor.. Pedro Pablo Sacristan
Drums in Space
Brenda Bongos was a happy, artistic girl, a girl with one big ambition – to play the drums in a band. But one big obstacle lay in her way. To be good enough to play in a band Brenda had to practice a lot, but she lived next-door to a lot of old people – many of them sick – in a care home. She knew that the sound of beating drums and crashing cymbals would really get on their nerves.
Brenda was a very good, respectful, girl. She always tried to find a way of practicing her drums without bothering other people. So, she had tried playing in the strangest places; a basement, a kitchen, an attic, and even in a shower. But it was no good; there was always someone it would annoy. However, determined to practice as much as she could, Brenda spent most of her time playing on books and boxes, and looking for new places to practice.
One day, while watching a science documentary on TV, she heard that sound cannot travel in space, because there’s no air. At that moment, Brenda Bongos decided to become a sort of musical astronaut.
With the help of a lot of time, a lot of books, and a lot of work, Brenda built a space bubble. This was a big glass ball connected to a machine which sucked out all the air inside. All that would be left inside was a drum kit and a chair. Brenda got into the space suit she had made, entered the bubble, turned on the machine, and…
It wasn’t long before Brenda Bongos – ‘The Musical Astronaut’ – had become very famous. So many people came to see her play in her space bubble that she had to mount a pair of speakers so that everyone could listen to her play. Shortly afterwards she came out of the bubble and started giving concerts. Her fame spread so much that the government proposed that she form part of a unique space journey. Finally, Brenda was a real musical astronaut, and had gone far beyond her first ambition of playing drums in a band.
Years later, when they asked her how she had achieved all this, she thought for a moment, and said,
Author.. Pedro Pablo Sacristan