From an uncle’s perspective / Desde la perspectiva de un tío

Nephews and nieces are nothing but pure joy… So, thank you, siblings!


Leyla takes a stroll in Venice Beach, Los Angeles (2016)

Being an uncle is such a great life accident. Perhaps second only to being a grandfather. Nieces and nephews are nothing but pure joy. Yet, these kids are not your kids. You get to enjoy them and their parents are the ones getting the heart-burns, high blood pressure and headaches. So, thank you siblings, for making me an uncle!  *

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Ella enjoys the sunshine at Terranea, Palos Verdes, Los Angeles (2014)

Ser tío es chevere: un estado accidental que solamente el ser abuelo puede quizás superar. Sobrinos y sobrinas no traen sino pura alegría. Y lo mejor de todo es que estos chamos no son tus chamos. Los disfrutas y los padres son los que sufren las úlceras, la presión arterial alta y los dolores de cabeza. Así que, hermanos míos, gracias por hacerme tío! *

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Gael at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro, Los Angeles (2014)



Pablo gives a rare thumbs-up in Venice Beach, Los Angeles (2016)



Ruben and I enjoy some quiet time at a legendary “Tim Hortons” Coffee and Donuts shop, Montreal (2006) (Photo by Pablo-son?)


Author: Constantino

A Chemical Engineer born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He has worked for the oil refining industry in threes countries under different capacities. With photography and writing as hobbies, he has traveled the world (and has still to settle somewhere). Loves movies, Latin Jazz, black coffee and red wine... Kampai!

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