Life is like a big shapeless thread, a thin strand that runs its course by the whims of the wind. The trail it leaves looks like a maze that does not only span in width but height also. It’s easy to lose yourself, and it’s hard not to get lost, but it is what resides in the middle that keeps us alive.
I’ve been through difficult times at some moments of my life. Even today, I’m still walking against a wind invisible only to my eyes. …
Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve always been the giving type. My Mom made sure of that. When I was in elementary school, she cooked and prepared those beautiful meals that made me the star of the lunchtime breaks. The little boy that I was, faced with such admiration, couldn’t help but share the mouth-watering delicacies on his hand with his fellow buddies.
Life has never been fair, and while I was not the wealthiest in the room, some of my partners in crime didn’t have the same luxuries as me. So, I ended up sharing even more…
A few Winters ago, when life was still blooming, I met a ray of sunshine. A friend of mine was celebrating her birthday, and here she was, seated and dancing on her own, this stranger that I could only see from the back.
I came to her attention, and as she faced me, words rose in my mind to form one sentence, “don’t you dare start talking to her.”
And yet, that’s what I did. I mean, politeness obliged. I had to say hello.
I regretted it.
The two minutes talk we had while she proposed me a drink made…
The world we live in is a busy one, and between work, health, and loved ones, our attention is constantly divided. More so, life doesn’t stop there. When we add social media, adversity, and goals to the mix, time tends to slip away. How often have you wished for more hours in a day, when in fact, you should have done less of some things.
It’s not just that you do too much. More often than not, it’s because you care too much about too many things at the same time. And everything you care about is something you want…
Up and down in my city,
I dream of a better world,
I dream of me, you, she, he, and us.
I dream about humanity.
I see us walking,
I see us with hammers in hand,
I see us smashing the walls that divide us.
I see us united.
Up and down in my city,
I dream of the past,
I dream of wars, kingdoms, slavery, and democracy.
I dream about our history.
I see us walking,
With knowledge in hand,
Extracting the poison in our heads.
I see us unchained.
Up and down in my…
As humans, we all have wants, desires, and things we want to do every day. All of those personal goals we want to achieve clash with the goals, circumstances, and actions of every other human being walking the earth alongside us, including ourselves.
Last night, you went to sleep with the thought of reading a book at first light. Morning comes, you receive a text: “The weather is beautiful, let’s go for a run.” And you go. Today you planned to wake up early, stuff to do, a new routine you want to set up for yourself. But yesterday evening…
Love is a word used so many times that I sometimes wonder if each time we pronounce it, we bear in mind the weight of those four letters. You see, it’s not just about affection, attachment, or strong emotions. If that was all love was about, you wouldn’t yearn so much for a piece of it.
Let’s take Wikipedia’s definition: Love encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection, to the simplest pleasure.
I want to add to that: Love is also kindness in the…
More than anything, the human psyche is ruled by desires and needs. Some are instinctual, rooted in you since your birth, engraved in your DNA, and tethered to your very being till the moment of your death. Some are acquired, developed throughout the years, the result of your life choices and past experiences.
The desire to live, the need to eat, the inclination toward procreation, toward the survival of the human race. If we find the basics of our primal needs in the first one, in the second, lies the promise of a life well-lived. …
The world’s a big place, a giant ball of green and blue, harboring life, harboring us, humans. More than seven billion souls roam the earth, indulging in daily activities and experiencing life in a thousand different kinds of ways. In a world so crowded, the meaning of those three words, “I see you,” takes a lot more weight.
What defines you as a human being? What is the difference between you and me? What does it mean to be you, and what does it mean to truly see? If I were to introduce myself, I would be tempted to say…