Month: June 2013

Leaving

Boo, this one’s for you. Leaving does not mean “the end.” Leaving does not mean forgetting. Leaving does not mean putting aside everything you have lived together. Leaving does not mean the story is over. Life goes on, my dear, and it is up to you to decide how you will live it. Take a moment or two to feel whatever pain and sadness overwhelms you, yet rest assured that this too shall pass. You don’t have to decide your future right now. In fact, the future does not exist. It is a blank slate that you create with every second that tic-tocs its way past the clock, with each breath you inhale and exhale. Don’t lose hope. Don’t fall into society’s trap of thinking you will always be alone if you don’t conform to a specific mold. Don’t let your mind be burdened by the lies of those who have hurt you. More importantly, don’t lose yourself amidst the noise of human existence. You are so incredibly precious. You are so incredibly loved. All …

A Series of Random Events

Spend a wonderful Sunday with my old roommates watching fútbol matches on a homemade big screen that hangs from a wooden beam in the living room. Say “see you guys soon” to everyone, take the T, make my way into the very poorly designed South Station bus terminal. Stand in line, talk to Mami on the phone for a few. See a cute guy; look away. Get on the bus and scan the scene for remaining seats. The cutie has a free one next to him, but would it look desperate if I sat there? Let’s not risk it. Keep moving down the aisle, find an empty window seat near the back. Sit down, put earphones in, head against the rest, eyes closed. Breathe in. Breathe out. It’s been a fun weekend. Open eyes. The last few stand-by passengers stream in. Tall, good looking guy asks if he can sit next to me. Silly question, of course he can. Quietly mind my own business, until he asks how long the ride is… Skip ahead four …

Love Returns Love

This post has been living in my mind for the past two weeks, yet I had not made time for it, which has brought to my attention how badly I prioritize the hours in my day. Alas, I will sacrifice one more night’s sleep for the sake of letting it breathe. I am intrigued by all things human. Those who know me well joke that I am way too perceptive for my own good –or for their own good, really, since I pick up many things they wish I didn’t. And they are right, I notice almost everything. This is why the subject of love and how we approach it has not escaped my attention. Of course, we are constantly surrounded and bombarded by this topic, but most of us live our lives demanding it, without delving any deeper into its many layers. I will not bore you with a long-winded philosophy about it, I promise. All I want to get across is this: the more love you give, the more love you receive. Love …