Beauty Will Save the World

Sofia Wiener
February 10, 2014

“Dale limosna, mujer, que no hay en la vida nada como la pena de ser ciego en Granada.”

“Give him alms,woman, for there is nothing sadder in life than being blind in Granada.”

~Francisco de Icaza

Granada: What a magical place.  I was enchanted by just about every detail of the city: from the Arabic art that makes up the Alhambra, to the Baños arabes (arab baths) where IES surprised us with a 15 minute massage, tea, and steamy pools, to the sunset that Bill Clinton claimed was the most beautiful he had ever seen (I tend to agree with that statement).

I will never forget the beauty I saw there.

Here’s a taste,


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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Sofia--perhaps Sofía is more fitting in this case--is a third year Philosophy and Spanish Literature student at Fordham University. Some of her interests include photography, translating, singing, learning foreign languages, and cats--specifically red chubby ones. As the daughter of a Milanese mother, and New Yorker father, with a passion for Latin America, Sofia often finds herself lost in translation sipping on her favorite drink--yerba mate. She wants to spend her semester abroad in Madrid, Spain with her eyes wide open to live the experience to the full allowing you to take a step into her life. &iexcl;Ven a ver!</span></p>

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