TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post.
This life is much like an embroidered with a multi color design, stretched by two rings of wood as well as we did at school. Each stitch that today we make becomes a design brand that fully represents our lives, and certainly while we don’t do the final knot, is incomplete. Each strand connects to one that we have done before, in a different color, in another time, in another stitch in different space; and it will also be connected to other actions that sooner or later will recall us good or bad moments of our way through life.
The other day a professor of those who have the magic formula to change the world, but enough pessimism to ensure that the country cannot change or that the only solution is the accurate scalpel pang on the left wrist, launched us this challenge:
-Tell me something that you see in this life that makes you happy.
For a moment I hesitated, but I took hand of what I already had once said. I pointed out simple facts of a week routine that bring us complete satisfaction if we dedicate ourselves to this with enough passion. Finally I didn’t know if got convince as it is difficult to speak with him of the oranges flavor to a person who has never tried one. Notice that living in a Central American country that is at the end of the table of violence, poverty and corruption.
I do not change for anything, go on Friday evening at the Olympic track and after a few turns in reverse reward of chicharrones(*) from El Carmen Farm, sit down with this guy and see his innocence, immaturity, rebellion and dreams which remember that I would change many things to know that he is happy. Because this makes me happy. Even those who are part of my freedom and passion but that would be put at risk.
In its 13 years, he has dreams that they will make him successful beyond what I have been. And that makes me happy despite missing challenging year and is already in the days that questions the rules, raises his voice … but also embraces and says “I love you Daddy.”
After presenting the geolocation demonstration experiment, has come to make sure he has one of the best teachers of Natural Sciences. But he also confessed me that he is convinced that she did not understand anything of the topic, after she said “we should all be interested in these satellite computers.”
Sure there are things in life that are really bad, but the fact your daughter climb up on you and tells you she enjoys those two Friday afternoon hours … changes your life.
Despite that in the photo the t-shirt looks like a balloon and looks like I’m pregnant, I love the photo, position and her smile.
It’s those little life moments, reminding us that life has meaning. Do not think, I worry that this girl with her 10 years retains some good minutes in the mirror and have a taste too early for shoes.
But live the moment, gives flavor to the words. Have her as a piece of gum on the back and do the camel race, confirms me that not only that I already haven’t 27 years… also that still enjoy it.
Last night we started again the 3,000 pieces puzzle. Despite my wife suffer the dinner table for a couple of weeks; it is time to be together what is worth.
My mother who is visiting at my house was added and almost dawn working on a passion that only says she has been able to enjoy now that you have grandchildren. And indeed enjoy it!
By Sunday afternoon, while eating a delicious Thai salad at La Creperie, meditated a bit on how many times the time is going, regretting decisions that we could have taken. For that girl from school that we never see again, for the career we abandoned for which we now have.
And just that can make us lose time in things that we now have and that should bring us pieces of joy. In spite of that we are not happy with the exchange rate policy, the payments balance in negative or because the Busan agreement will be just one more step to demonstrate that the politicians of this country can not get so forward.
I like the label which is at the entrance of this Creperie, at the image’s bottom that in Isabel Allende’s letter says:
I repent of diets, the delicious dishes rejected out by vanity, as much as I regret the time of making love that I have left to deal with pending tasks or puritanical virtue, as making love is a component of good health, inspires the creation and is path of the path of the soul … Unfortunately it took me 30 years to know it!
Decisions in life are taken because we love what we have. The memory of the past is the evidence of the seam of the soul. Could not be more intense, and if it is not, the memory indeed is.
The things that make us happy in life, long-term, are what we should not change in our weekly routine.
(*) chicharrones: this is a typical dish in Latin America. Most of them are prepared with pig’s meat fried in its own oil.