Amazon Stories Love the animals, love the plants, love everything.  If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will beginto comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love CUSCO WAHCA 957707108 The Weeper There are stories of the weeping one (the lady crying) throughout South America, and are especially popular in Mexico. Here in Peru, history said something like this to me: There was an indigenous woman who fell in love with a Spanish nobleman, and he with her. Although his family prohibited him to marry her, they maintained a relationship, and they even had children. Then, one-day the nobleman’s father announced that they had found the perfect Spanish lady for his son to marry. When she heard the news, his lover became distressed that she took his children to the River Rímac (some people say she took them to the beach) and drowned them. When she came to her senses and realized what she had done, she committed suicide. However, her ghost roams around the borders of the river, crying and shouting, " Where are my Children “? (Where are my children?).  They say that if she finds children alone in the dark, she drags them in the river to be united with her and her family. The Cuckoo The Cuckoo is one of my favorite stories of Peru. It is another story that is popular in a large extent of America, and it is also known in Spain and Portugal. The Cuckoo is very similar to the Coco of North America, which is used to scare disobedient children. Its aspect has changed through the years from one place to another, but in Peru it is thought that it is a great hairy beast with great big teeth. What’s really scary about him is not how he looks but what he does. He kidnaps children, and takes them and probably eats them - but never seen again. It is something common to hear parents say, " If you do not eat your dinner, the Cuckoo will take you fairway!" (None of the children ask themselves are they scared of the dark!) It is a well-known story that the main newspaper of Lima used it like a theme for an announcement on television.