I presented my paper Quinientos años de lágrimas: The persistence of La Llorona — 16th Century to Present at The 52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association this afternoon. The convention was scheduled to be held in Philadelphia, PA, but like so many things in our world of covid cooties, the organizers decided it was best to do a virtual conference. That was a wise decision, but it certainly changes the dynamics of a conference. I thought it was fitting to add the above parody I posted last year.
The last warning sliver moon in March.Sasha: “Do you like my La Llorona eyes?”
Marble: “No Sasha! This is how you make La Lorona eyes!”
Neither of you has it right. You need to be crying. Sasha & Marble: “Cats don’t cry! Stupid La Llorona!”
Silver: “La Llorona? Meh!”
Spunk: “No stinking La Llorona will get to me behind these bars!”
Glenda: “What’s that you say?”
“La la la La Llorona?”
Loki: “I’m not impressed!”
“Talk to the paws and claws La Llorona!”
Gwendolyn: “Yeah! Talk to the paws!”
Daddy Owl: “I don’t see no stinking La Llorona! What’s that you say? La Llorona can shapeshift into an owl? Ha ha ho ho hoo who. That’s a Hoot!”
70 thoughts on “La La La La Llorona”
The video is great!!!!
And here are the kitties. They are adorable. Thank you for sharing the pictures 🙂
You are welcome, Gabriela. I’m happy you liked the video, and I know you wanted to see the kitties and the owl. The wind was blowing hard when I went out so Mama Owl was tucked into her nest. Daddy owl was braving the wind keeping a watch over Mama Owl. You can see his ear tufts are blowing around in the photo.
“The wind was blowing hard when I went out so Mama Owl was tucked into her nest. Daddy owl was braving the wind keeping a watch over Mama Owl. You can see his ear tufts are blowing around in the photo.” Oh, this is so sweet. Indeed I can see his ear. And my tree! Thank you so much. You made my evening. Maya and Mr. Churchill are sending kisses to everyone.
Thank Maya and Mr. Churchill. Spunk and the kittens send hugs, purrs and kitty kisses. How is you ankle doing these days?
I will and thank you for the hugs and the purrs. Maya and Mr. Churchill are very happy. I am doing pretty well. Not fully recovered but getting there. Thank you for asking 🤗
That’s good. It’s amazing how long it takes twists and sprains to heal.
It is indeed. But I am getting there 😊
BTW that’s your tree on the right of the moon.
Such a joy. Thank you again 🙂
What a beautiful picture of Marble (my favorite…. I want a tortoiseshell kissa (I’m learning Finnish now and “kissa” is “cat” in Finnish)!)
Marble is an an adorable kissa. Thanks, Lyn.
Of course, now you are getting me to go Google La Llorona! The cats – the ones willing to participate, did a rather good job of the eyes…
Thanks, Dale. The parody video illustrates her story.
Yes, I did get that 🙂
La Llorona is pretty scary in the bosque at night.
I can well imagine!
That would have been great to use just slides of your cats to give the Llorona presentation. Hope you enjoyed giving your presentation and felt it went well.
I think it went well. One of the other presenters cat has getting into her screen during the last presentation. My paper was quite different from the other papers. My paper probably should have been more with papers dealing specifically with folklore. One person in the audience said she was doing a similar presentation of broader scope of folklore that included a little bit on La Llorona. That was interesting.
Ahh cool. A little overlap. Well, cool you did it!
Sounds like a pretty serious conference on such an important piece of Spanish folklore. I know my dad had a La Llorona story which I can’t seem to recall too well. I do remember him mention about a woman who wailed uncontrollably. He did talk about his grandpa and his friend picking up a woman on a dark road, on the way to a dance. When his friend looked down the floorboard to find something, he noticed the woman’s cloven hooves.
You never know what you might pickup in these parts. Thanks, David.
That is a great video, Tim, well done! The cats and owl were fun, too. 🙂
Wow, that was a GREAT paw stretch!!
Haha! This is a hoot! Though maybe the cats in the background would go, meow, talk to the paws!
I’ll tell you one thing: if The Knack heard that version they would retire their own! I would! Not to mention the all star furry crew and that tiny slice of moon. Doesn’t get any better than this!!!!
Wow! Thanks, Marina. I am really flattered. I’m happy you liked the parody. Kitties enhance anything you apply them to.
Oh, of course they do!!!!! 😉
The video is one thing, but the reaction from members of the collective is another level! Well done, Tim.
Wonderful picture, Timothy, and Lovely pictures
Wonderful video, Timothy, and Lovely picture
I’m happy you enjoyed it. Are you familiar with La Llorona stories?
my grandma used to tell me stories about La Llorona… at night 😀
Did they scare you or where you simply entertained?
they entertained me 🙂
I enjoyed this eclectic combination of folklore, original music, cat conversation, and wildlife photography. Dear Timothy, you are a very interesting and unpredictable person, and I always enjoy what you present. Congrats on presenting your paper at the NE Modern Language Convention.
Thanks, Jet. I think I’m generally very predictable with owls, cats, cranes and herons, but there’s always the element of surprise.
I LOVE the video and have signed up to your YouTube channel. Enjoyed the Capsaicin Club and your guitar is fabulous.I am delighted to hear that your presentation went well even though it was held virtually.
Thanks, Rebecca. The Capsaicin Club is one of my earliest original songs, and the chile guitar and bass were the first guitars I customized.
You do amazing work, Tim!!! WOW!
Ah, I remember it well, La la la Llarona, a classic for sure! I’m glad you introduced the newbies, I mean the new kitties! 😉
All critters great, like kitties, and small, like us, need to know about La Llorona. Thanks, Tiffany.
I knew nothing about La Llarona so I went and had a look on the web, I know a little bit more now. The pictures of the kitties are really nice, it seems that you are quite a good ‘cat director’! 🙂
Cat herding and directing is a specialty. Now you have learned something about La Llorona.
Listening… very good!
All kitties cutest.
Thanks, Resa. Spunk sends you kitty ki ki ki ki kisses.
He is soooo cute.
I checked Jeep’s feet. They are black, white and pink!!!
That’s really cute.
I wonder if they are related? 🤣
Maybe by ornery kitty genes.
BTW… Jeep has won the “where she wants to eat” contest of wills.
I’m surprised you even tried contesting her will.
It dragged on for 2 months. I can be tenacious…. now, I’m just kissing her.
Spunk gives us his irresistible “Spunk eyes”, and we cave immediately.
Jeep thinks we live with her, and lets us sleep in her bed!
That sounds right. Cats rule the world.
Your cats are so photogenic, Tim! They seem to love being stars.
Thanks, Mary Jo. They like the attention.
Hey Tim, great video .. !! Love the kitty photos .. and of course our hooting owl
Thanks, Julie. The kitties all have to have their say and the owls are always a hoot.
Congrats on the talk. Did you share your song?
No time. I had 20 minutes to present the paper.
Talk to the paws, lol
Those paws do some talking. Thanks, Ruelha.