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Oil painting of Juan Paris 1977

Juan Prat – Missed & never forgotten…

Tonight we pay homage to Juan Prat

as my father just learned a few days ago that he passed away 2 years ago, with sadness in his heart he wrote him a letter; and so I display it here to share with you while we remember the force that was this almost mythical character who has such an impact in my father’s life and course of events that took place from the moment of their meeting…may this letter reach you Juan!
My dearest Juan, I think this is the first letter I write you, you never had an address and the last you had were a few numbers easy to remember, post box 345, Marbella; that place we went together that year 1967. That summer was the last we spent together; I left after that stupid fight because you saw me tasting that forbidden fruit, something unforgivable as you had warned me. I did not know how to avoid the temptation, then there was no remedy and you did not know how to forgive my recklessness, and it was really unfortunate. The same fate had brought us together then separated us, although we met again but it was too late to share that golden dream that might have been true had it not been truncated. But how could I express the great appreciation and respect I have always felt for you, and how much I’ve missed you, especially now when I just learned that you are definitely gone from this world. Life passes, but your imprint is very deep in me, that I want to testify here, because although to my parents I owe to be in this world, the life I have in fact I owe it to you, painting, which you loved so much and with so much love entrusted in me. Thanks for everything, I will never forget you.
Here is a beautiful painting, I remember this piece very well and I love it, big size…beauty


Here is a picture of me next to the painting when I was little
And forever rest in peace…