I meet Virtudes in the kuang Si waterfalls, next to Luang Prabang. He has just arrived from Laos to Thailand. Virtudes confessed to me that she was living in a back-packers hostel, and told me that that stormy night the light turned off. Without a fan, she nearly melted because of the heat. Is because of that, that when Virtudes submerged her body in those frozen waters, crystalline and pure, she levitated. Invaded by such an intense freshness sensation, her body rose into the sky.