The structure that has woven the universe

“The structure of the cosmos, like other Amerindian peoples, the ette consider that the cosmos is composed of a finite number of contiguous regions. The time has come for you to know its mysteries and penetrate the jungle mystery of all of them.”

The Messenger

By Ariadne Gallardo Figueroa

Yes, each thread can be transformed into a line, each line can be a portion of time, he explains with drawings and with a hammock weave the little ette to Hora that has entered the Colombian jungle.

The ettes consider that the cosmos is made up of a finite number of contiguous regions, with lines and drawings. Hora asks and explores with the help of the mental agility that lightning has endowed him close the river they Ariguani, they dialogue with the world that lives next to the one we see and in which we live; The  ette man tells him a legend, which, because it is so, not ceases to be an example of the life they lead:

that story told him about some young women love for the trade of spinning cotton removed them from all other social obligations. The deities did not see their behaviour favourably and decided to turn them into animals. After reminding them of their misdemeanours, they shot blunt-tipped arrows at them and fumigated tobacco over them. The poor women rolled around in their hammocks, circled in them several times, and fell to the ground transformed, respectively, into an anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) and an armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus).

Hora discovers that it is not difficult to understand them and recognizes their abilities, for the man who tells the story, being able to sleep in a hammock is the same as being between heaven and earth and bearing charming children in that place that floats in time.

Hora remembers with nostalgia all his children turned into joyous lightning bolts and gestated in the waters of a river, but the idea of ​​the hammock is exotic and of enormous beauty to him. Leaning back in a hammock he thought:

-Stretch time and contracting it as in the woven mesh of this hammock where my weight makes it change its shape, that’s sensational. If gravity alters the shape of space, every object or person will fall with the same acceleration and the equivalence exists between my body and the space of the other person of different weight; all this makes me think that one of the two will be closer to the earth and the other further if their weight is less … Then one of us will have the magic of pregnancy, in this case, it must be her, the woman who it gestates a new being.

Hora was amazed at his dissertations and was happy to find himself in a town of wise men with extraordinary analytical abilities.

If every abstract thought can become a source of joy, your life will be productive and everything that the mystery of the universe entails will be in your power.

Author’s Notes:

Reference of the work of: Juan Camilo Niño Vargas, «The fabric of the cosmos. Time, space and art of the hammock among the ette (chimila) », Journal de la société des américanistes [Online], 100-1 | 2014, Published on 01 January 2016, consulted on 19 April 2019. URL:; DOI: 10.4000 / jsa.1372

Photographic composition of the author with free filter from PicsArt «The fabric that weaves creativity»

Por Ariadne Gallardo Figueroa

Escribir es una de las actividades creativas más fascinantes que existe, indagar lo caminos de diferentes versiones, encontrar motivos para acrecentar el cauce de un relato y motivar a la lectura, es agradable para todo el que escribe

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