Stories and News No. 609
The One World Trade Center, aka Freedom Tower, officially became the tallest building in the United States.
The decision comes by the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a non- profit international organization that takes care of these rankings.
1,776 feet (541 m) including the antenna, this will be the new American record.
I said it will be, because the enormous palace has not yet been opened.
Anyway, the record is already won.
And Duma laughs.
Yes, she laughs.
Duma is 79 years old and lives in Thame, a village in Nepal.
The old woman does not have a degree.
Not a single job.
In the sense of leaving the house every day chasing indifferent whizzing cars, sadist running trains and crowds of commuters.
Looking for the prosperity of an indispensable envelope.
For a step forward in the hierarchies.
And further bait in the envelope above.
But Duma laughs.
Yeah, this is precisely what she does.
Well, this is not the same old story of the exotic oriental wise woman watching us from up there.
There is some truth in the latter statement, but it is not in the first part.
On the other hand, you do not reach 79 years with the strength to smile without having seen the worst that life has to offer.
That light in the eyes is expensive, very expensive.
That's why she laughs.
Nevertheless, Duma has not a plasma TV.
Not even that cable.
No cables, here.
She does not have a smartphone.
Her own brain is smart and that’s enough.
This does not mean she is a genius.
You do not need it there.
Because you do not have to be a genius to get up there.
79 years old, I mean.
You just have to want it, really.
Few talk and eyes on the top.
Duma hears the radio.
That day the voice that dances in the box tells the story of a record.
The Freedom Tower is the tallest building in America.
1,776 feet, 541 meters, the voice screams.
And she laughs.
Because, even though she knows that the radio will not speak about it, since a whole life Duma walks, sleeps and dreams in the higher house up the village of Thame, on the Himalayas.
At 3800 meters.
This is my tower, she thinks.
The happiness tower….
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