Alberto Luis Ayala

July 2, 1941 — ?

I saw Beto this morning.  He was smiling and gave me the news that we were going to dance together very soon.  I was so happy to see him after such a long time.  I think of him every so often.  Seeing him today was significant, even if it was only a dream.  It proves he is still in my thoughts and in my heart.  I don’t know where he is and have no way of finding him.  He doesn’t answer his cell phone or call me.

I joined Beto and his wife Teresa at their table in the milongas for several years.  Beto and I gave private classes together in my apartment.  I loved dancing with him.

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3 Responses to “Alberto Luis Ayala”

  1. 2tango99 Says:

    You got my hopes up Janis.

    I last embraced Beto at his corner table on a Monday in Obelisco July 2016.

  2. jantango Says:

    I knew that you would read the post and think: he’s back! I even called his cell phone and left a message today. I said his name during the dream. That’s why I remembered it. I had to write about him. I don’t know how to contact his son Alfio.

  3. jantango Says:

    Beto is one of the reasons I don’t dance anymore, especially at Tango Obelisco. It’s hard looking around the room and no longer finding familiar faces who were dance partners for lovely tandas. Maybe I still have hope for Beto.

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