Motivations and aspirations

Chapín: God Gave Me a New Day

La Roca sleeping area

Well, for me, it’s good to know that God gave me a new day. Each time when I wake up I thank God for giving me a new day, and wake up and open my eyes, and move my arms and legs. And there’s other people who can’t. There’s other people who die. So every time, every day when I wake up and I look around I say, thank you, Father, for giving me a new day. And to know that I have a new opportunity, a new day to struggle for life, and to struggle for myself, for what I’ve set out to do myself day after day.

Chapín: We See Problems Like I'm Seeing this Wall

border wall

This is the wall and there’s a light behind it. I took this picture because there are barriers, but sometimes the problems [seem bigger than they really are]. We can see the problems like I’m seeing this wall now: It’s huge. You know that there’s this huge, very tall wall, and you cannot cross it. And you sometimes look at problems, and you see them huge like this wall. But if you look on the other side, there is a light. If you pay attention, when you look at the wall, you can see the wall is very small, if you plant yourself well in the ground and you know that you’re going to cross.

Chapín: I Have a Dream that I Can Reach

Wall with lights at night: I have a dream I can catch

The next one has the lights. This is a beauty… look at this. This is a piece of art. Each picture is a work of art, it’s not just a stupid thing. So this picture, with this picture, I can think every time I look at this picture. I have dream there, over in that land I have a dream. It has all those lights, and when I cross that wall I have a dream that I can reach. Their is something beautiful that I have to experience, in this picture… look at that.