………for how we appear in our introduction video for our new on-line magazine, La Casa Rojas – It’s pretty obvious that we are not professional talking heads or pitchmen. We are two people, happily married, blessed to share a passion for the Spanish Language and the cultures from which it grew who want to share our passion (the part about Spanish) with the world.
When we made that video, we had not slept much the previous 5 weeks…much meaning, 3 to 5 hours a night for me and 0 to 4 hours a night for Luis. My eyes were dark and I had to over animate to break through my fatigue and Luis looks almost like he’s sleeping with his eyes open. We are reluctant public figures and so we ask you to forgive us for not being polished and flawless.
We also want you to hold us accountable for the value of the information we offer you. Teaching language and culture comes with a responsibility to present it with respect and in it’s authentic context. Language after all is how we express who we are in our very depths and there is not one of us on this planet that don’t value almost above all else, being heard, being understood. We want our uniqueness, our self hood acknowledged.
So as you watch our intro video, please look past our humanness, no wait, on second thought go ahead and look closely at our humanness and see in it the authenticity of our work. If we are to really know one another, we must be okay with allowing ourselves to be known. Each article that you will read in La Casa Rojas is real piece of life offered to you by real people. They are not slicking things up for you, they are telling you like it is, from their perspective. If you want to know us, know them, know their cultures, know their language, you have the information before you, all you have to do is receive it with an open mind. Bienvenidos a nuestra casa, La Casa Rojas, Joan y Luis