thank you, thank you, thank you!
Apr 14, 2008
Author: Luz, NY
thank you, thank you, thank you, for taking us on this field trip. the exposure to the language is wonderful, but its so much more than that! its the culture. it helps kids to understand that spanish speaking people are not from another planet. the more different people you are exposed to, the more you come to realize that we are all more similar than we are different. justo's message is so beautiful. he speaks of the need to love and accept all people, and to make connections that bridge the gaps between languages and cultures. seeing justo for the first time last year made me fall in love a little bit with the latin culture, i hope it has done the same for others. i also think it's very beneficial to listen to his message about following you dreams, and achieving your goals. he gives such a sense of hope when he says that no matter what your circumstances and struggles, "something better exists for you". hearing his story, and seeing him as he is today, that is an amazing thing. justo can get his message across, because its in a different format than we are used to, its even in a different language! you can tell that everything he says during the performances comes straight from his heart, and that he means every single word. i will tell you that miss amanda really connected with his words. that was great to see.
so, basically, i love justo. and i love spanish and latin culture... and i love that there is someone out there who is so passionate about bringing together people of different cultures. and i love that justo takes the time to share his message to never give up. it can hit home for every single person in the world. in some way or another, what justo says is personal to everyone. yay for justo lamas. he is a cool guy.