The theater of pleasure – Independiente de Hidalgo

Fernando de Ita

Álvaro Valerdi practiced the Tao of Love in the brothels of the Llanos de Apan * between the summer of 1937 and the winter of 1943. He did it in such a way that those country bacchanalia were, strictly speaking, theatrical representations of a nature obsessed by sex female. Dr. Valerdi made the woman’s body the scene of his life; He was a midwife and frequented all the mancebias in the region. Only death separated him from his vice at the early age of 45-something.

In anticipated response to the scandal that caused his death among the old and new families of landowners, the old and the new owners of the plains; Álvaro Valerdi wrote the story of his last five years of life in a loose way, where he says, to the letter, that the nymphs were not the cause of his death but the guilt and loneliness thrown behind his back by his contemporaries, who far away To understand that sexual obsession as a way of deciphering the mystery of existence, they insisted on classifying it as a disease of the mind.

Dr. Valerdi set himself a sacred goal to educate his first and only daughter to carry out an extraordinary and only time “the highest sacrament of incest; the perfect union of good and evil ”, to use his favorite expression. This urgent desire of the flesh to palpitate within his own blood led Dr. Valerdi to the frontier of the unknown, was the cause of the suicide of his third wife, caused the ruin for his offspring and, even if in an allegorical way, the sign that marked the end of an era in the pulquera region of the state of Hidalgo.

By 1937, the pulque haciendas of the Llanos de Apan were no longer the immense large estates of the Porfiriato where the ray store reigned. Pulque was no longer the primary drink of the peoples settled in the great Valley of Mexico and where there were endless magueys, the golden seed of the new popular elixir began to be sown: barley. In those years of peasant upheaval, the Chimalpa, Zotoluca and San Lorenzo estates formed a geographical, economic and family triangle that exerted a determining influence on the ways of life of the plains. Because there were several. The heirs of the rich pulque haciendas and the children of the Revolution who kept the land that they had promised to the peons, arrived to the festivities in two-seater, 200-horsepower planes, traveled to Europe once a year and they drank iced sherry out of Murano glasses.

When Valerdi died it was said that he brought from the Far East the custom of smoking opium in family gatherings, although it is clear from the doctor’s papers that this was an old Valerdi practice, so remote that it reached his great-great-grandfather. If something has been said about the Valerdi since then, it is that they have dreamy eyes and that it was in that half-dream of the hours and days that Álvaro Valerdi had the idea that man can only be saved if he explores the origins of desire to its ultimate consequences; the secret source of your sexual palpitations; the mystery of blood.

The Tao of Love teaches that man and woman can reach total enlightenment through mutual pleasure, that which is given and received without the slightest selfishness, with the will to satisfy the other as the best way to find the self satisfaction.

In the Tao there are 117 ways to enjoy without measure the fingers, the joints, the eyes, the lips, the vulva, the hair and the ass of the women, without needing to love them. That is why the Tao is the path of loving perfection: because in her orgasms there is not a drop of sentimentality. Nothing more cheesy for the Tao than the dissimulation or concealment of desire. A Taoist tells his sweet wife directly how he wants her to rise up to enjoy it and that good woman is not shy about asking her husband for his big toe to rub it on her “dark door”. From this point of view, it is possible to understand how much Dr. Valerdi suffered in an environment where no one had even the remotest news of Lao Tzu and the book of 5,000 words that he wrote around the 6th century BC which he called Tao te-king. , where it is said that the Tao is the infinite force of nature.

Álvaro Valerdi became a Taoist in a massage parlor in Mexico City where he was lucky enough to find Yu-Hsiang (jade perfume), a young man of Chinese origin who practiced there with the nickname of Manitas de oro, for the smallness of his fingers and the mastery with which he massaged. She taught him that the fundamental principle of loving bliss was for man to control the flow of his seed at will. In the Tao, man and woman prepare to have a continuous, happily circular orgasm, like the effect of the rocket that, once placed in the proper orbit, can stay spinning until their body dissolves in the perpetual radiation of the Universe. Álvaro Valerdi put, in effect, the Tao of Love in an inappropriate time and place, causing desolation and death in the bosom of his own home. Just consider that this was Valerdi’s mistake, not Tao’s.

* During the Porfiriato the most important population of the plains was called Apam, with a name of death, fear and shit, if we stick to the papers of Dr. Valerdi. It was until 1935 that the town’s name appears as Apan, with ene, in the municipal records.

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