And we became Butterflies
José Miquel Alonso
Che once said to José: „You know, my comrade, I don‘t enjoy being a Minister, I would rather play chess like you, or make a revolution in Venezuela“
After the revolution chess was also a part of the political game, in the conflict between the east and the west. Jose was organizing chess tournaments for the goverment and was playing chess with Che Guevara regulary in there free time.
The title refers to the story Jose told me about the fact, that many things was forbidden by the socialist ideology and the people were punished for acting against it. And all over sudden the same forbidden things are allowed, the ideology was given up with no explanation. Over the time the people lost the idea what it was all about. „…. and we became butterflies.“
Replaying a game from a chess tournament with Che Guevera and José.