Angels of the Guard
Preface by the author
You may find
this book somehow fantastic. It is much like a dream ; but inside of that
dream, lies a latent reality. It is
not only imagination but a fiction of reality. I would like to be real
what the book says and perhaps it is in a certain way : something that can only be told involved
in a veil of fantasy. It lies inside of me for a lot of years and needs to come
EACH OTHER LIKE I DID LOVE YOU” said Jesus. And because I am not perfect, I tell you :
LOVE EACH OTHER LIKE I LONG TO LOVE YOU AND BE LOVED BY YOU.
READ ME, this
shall be your first gesture of love towards me, and MAY IT BE HUNDREDFOLD
RETURNED TO YOU!
My children In arms of my husband’s friend,
Nino. on top, behind Nino’s head, Roberto ; at left, Manuela; in the
middle, crying, Lorenzo ; then comes Alain; and there I am, on the very right corner. My fifth
child, Sandra, was still not born.
This photo was taken in Camping LA HABANA,
at the time I was working on this book.
We are in a far
away future. The dwellers of the Earth are becoming better, more human. Science
is progressing. Communication means are simplified. Esperanto is adopted as the
main language being taught in all schools. Governments are no more fighting
among each other, they endeavour together to conquer the outer space.
discovery and greatest expectancy of Earthlings is the spaceship “GALAXIA”.
It has the form of a spinning top, measures 500 m of diameter and is
entirely built into a synthetic resistant glass able to support the highest
infernal temperatures of the outer space.
has a quasarian motor ten million times more powerful
than an atomic one. With this engine, the spaceship may fly at light speed. Its
spherical form and continual rotating
movement around its axis allows a screwing on place most practical for
observation. No noise comes out of it and with all lights off, it can be
unseen. This fabulous spaceship lays on the moon, which is the Earth Space
Base. Having already visited all the planets of our Sun range it is prepared to
voyage as far as the nearest star from the Earth, in the constellation of
Sadly, Earth is
in danger, menaced by a giant comet, which orbit passes precisely through its
centre. No doubt exists anymore, collision will take place in three months.
Is an unknown
comet, never registered in our planet’s history, which makes us think it
comes from another sun system. At nude eye, it is still impossible to locate.
Only professional astronomers were able to detect her with their powerful
instruments. They say she is ten times bigger than the biggest planets of our
system, which weigh some ten thousand million tons. This means that the earth
will collide with a gaseous star weighing some hundred million tons. And still more awful, the spectral analyses revel that
her toxic gases are highly lethal, able to terminate with all sort of life.
anguish hangs over the globe. Nonetheless there is a young Radio TV linkman fighting against this
anguish, struggling for not being invaded by it. He is convinced that it
existed a possibility to survive and tries to calm himself and other people
down by broadcasting hope.
the globe reigns a profound depression. Almost nobody go to work.
“Why” they are thinking, if perhaps tomorrow all of us would be
others, Adam is seeking relief in his work. He is broadcasting almost without
making any stop to rest.
brothers – he is saying –, dear brothers of mine, please listen to
me. Nothing is lost for now. It may be a future for humanity. It is possible if
we struggle together to win it. We have to place our truth in God, in that God
who dwells inside of us. Let us struggle against fatality. In each one of us a
force is sleeping, a force we need to survive. Let us awake this willpower!
all hopes in his words. In his heart of hearts he is praying: “My God,
please impede them to abandon the radio”.
But yes, here
and there some people are listening and helping others not to abandon their
faith. Let us hope they keep carrying on and multiplying, in order we can soon
see the fruit and be safe from annihilation.
– Please take
due care of the little faith you have, do not lose it. Instead, make it grow.
Think about the progresses of the science. Are they not encouraging?
– We are
already able to go beyond our solar system... Were we not prepared to voyage to
PROXIMA?... Now we may go still further away with our
spaceships, be rapidly out of reach of the gases and try to reach Sirius.
– Another possibility is to go out of the
solar system to avoid the comet, and then return. Sad we have not enough ships
to ensure the security of all of us. We have to find other ways to escape. The
human race cannot disappear now that we are able to voyage across the universe,
investigate, seek for other habitable planets, study other kind of lives and
perhaps contact other intelligent race of beings. After so many years
struggling to reach these aims; would it not be absurd to disappear now?
during hours and hours, exposing all argument coming across his mind, trying to
encourage himself and the others; to raise a common spirit of struggle; he
continue speaking, advising, proposing possible solutions, until he is worn out
with his tongue unable to
pronounce a single other word. Then
he remains quiet in his armchair: his body reposing a little, but his mind
working non stop. He knows the earth will not collide with something solid, but
transparent and odourless, that would expand itself and involve the planet in a
lethal hug. The gases will be soft, little by little, they would seep and
infiltrate everywhere, slowly, without speed, almost sweetly; but they will sweep all kind of
life with terrifying accuracy, leaving the planet void and clean, for what
could arise in the future. We cannot see the gases. So how can you fight
them?... And Adam is asking to himself : “Would these gases have some
kind of odour? or at least something making us able to detect them and try to
flee when approaching? The spectral analyses do not answer these questions. To
know them we have to endure respiring the gases and accept the consequences
that is be ready to die. What is awful is that you may die without noticing...
A manner to know it for sure is to observe the behalf of some animal, from a
hidden and safe place. Let be sure that at the level the science has reach, she
would be able to capture this odour or lack of odour before the gases are
Please, my God,
make scientist not stop investigating. Oblige all of us to do something,
struggle together to find and work out some ways of escape. Do not despair, do
not let lose of hope drove you down. We must win, together we will work hard
and win, this is the only way to survive.
The thought of
death is awful for Adam. And he is afraid, he is madly afraid. And what is
worst is that he cannot confide his fear to anybody. He has to calm himself and
calm the audience, without showing any sign of despair. His work put him in a
position that he had to broadcast all news, and he accept the mission he gives
to himself, that is to help others to eradicate their fear and lack of hope; to
make all people work together in the search of a solution. He cannot rest now,
first he has to see the result of his non stop encouraging speech.
enterprise is raising up. All people able to work is now digging as profound
they can down to the centre of the globe. They manage to build seemly well
conditioned refuges at 3.000
meters down earth, with all principal needs covered in
view of a long stay. Since they do not find an adequate energy source, the
electricity will be supplied with special piles running with an auto refilling
cartridge. Each refuge has a kitchen garden to grow potatoes and all possible
vegetables and fruits. Openings in chimney form are build to enable people to
descend to the refuges.
Opening ways to
the centre of the Earth, we fall sometimes on a big natural clearing bathed in an opaque
light. They say this is due to a bigger concentration of compress air. The more
spacious is the clearing the more lighted it is. There we find a strange vegetation
which ensure an appreciable source of oxygen. From where really comes this
light? Atmosphere is blue but only under the sun beams.
subterranean villages are raising and when all seems ready to be
inhabited , the share of
goods and all what may
result useful underneath, is going on. People can only conserve their personal
effects. All other things have to be shared if found of some utility, otherwise
Money in all
its forms is collected and melted to make more useful items. The humanity wants
no more commercial transactions ; those times are over. Now is time to help
each other in a common equity, putting all what one knows at the service of the
others, like a huge family. Some are doubting : “will that work out?
... It is difficult for people to
change behaviour and, sadly, in times ahead, when all return to normal, we have
to admit the probability to fall again into capitalism: lazy and cleverclogs
would take advantage of the work of others, as they did in the past. But now,
working together in a complete solidarity is what we need and the only way to
My children with Rogelio, a neighbour, and his donkey.
Roberto, Alain, Sandra in arms of Manuela and Lorenzo.