Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
June 16, 2012 7:30am
For the last five days I have been in a world of mixed tongues; I've belong to five countries, exposed to different beliefs gathered at one table, united by a common language and one ultimate purpose. This is the time of the year when my hopes rise, seeing how diversity has the power to unify instead of dividing. I can't help but to think at times why is it that we can't do the same world wide. But, then again I have been accused of being an idealist, too romantic at times.
Truth is I do believe we are all getting to a point where we are realizing that our only chance to survive as a race is to open our eyes to the fact that we indeed belong to only one race, the human race; that what we have seen as differences is precisely what enriches us and that we must start embracing who we are to empower each other as individuals. That is my hope.
In a couple of days I will go back home with the memory of the blended flavors from this week, feeling uplifted, and hoping that one day soon this once a year experience would be transformed into an every day celebration.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
I saw my grandfather waking up before the sun to water the crops, his hands waving left to right harvesting those ready for the table, her patience when touching and smelling each fruit or vegetable but, most important his joy and pride of a job well done. The land and its produce was his life, mine too for a long time.
Nature can teach us many life lessons. It tells us about following life cycles, about the art of patience; it speaks to us about the importance of nurturing that which is close to the heart and honoring our work and our passions. It shows us how to remain strong, holding on to ourselves when the winds blow too hard and everything around us seems to fall apart.
The berries came home with me. The blueberries turned into a sweet juice. The strawberries are getting ready for their transformation. While blending the purple small circles a thought bumped into me. Sometimes we are so blind, so embedded into our daily and hectic lives, that we missed the simple things that life provide for us as sacred gifts.
The status we attain in the material world only belongs to that world. The one we achieve by enjoying and gratefully sharing life's simple gifts stays with us and goes far beyond what is humanly known. If I would have known that before I would've never left my grandfather's land and a lot more berries would've joined my bucket.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Here I come again, getting ready for a new beginning. It has become a habit in my life. Yes, I like changes. After I while I tend to get bored with my surroundings, driving the same streets, looking at the same faces, and visit the same places. Maybe because I grew up in the countryside I had always viewed myself going back to it at some point in my life; the call of the green, the fresh air, and the cuddling feeling of a small town where everyone know each other. I thought about it, claimed it; wrote it down on my wish list. It’s here!
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Adultery by Paulo Coelho
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Another great story by Paulo Coehlo. Real life down to earth characters struggling to find the meaning of life; a mirror of what we all go through day by day. The amazing story of Linda makes us ponder and question. What's life's ultimate purpose? What force moves us? What is it that we should all strive for?
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