Monday, May 31, 2010

Desde cuando....

...tonight the lyrics of "my favorite things" came to my mind... ...towards the end of the song, it says..."I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel so bad"....

...so I decided to make a list of a few of my favorite things...without any significant order...or rhyme....

....do you have a list like this....maybe somewhere in the back of your head...

...something to think about whenever you're down and under....


...when your day has been a disaster...when you have to remind yourself what you're really worth...

...when others don't appreciate your work or your daily struggle...

...when you're having one of "those" days...

....when you feel desperate...to just hang on to something...

...when you need to find and see the real you....

....when you have to love you....

...when things are being demolished, but you tell yourself that I have my two strong shoulders....

....when you look in the mirror and count the "dead bodies" of the battle with time...

...when you need to talk to a friend but the phone isn't answering....

...when you're watching the world behind a glass and thinking that happiness isn't something that you're entitled to...
...when someone kisses you with sour lips that have been dirtied with lies....
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.......please make that list....think of all your good qualities...look at your beautiful hair...legs...lips...hands....try to say something out loud and listen to your own voice...love the person who's talking....look deep into your eyes and think that you are not to blame for anything....you are beautiful...you are worth so much...and if you're not important in someone's eyes there's somebody else who thinks that you're the most precious person in his life...
...the Spanish say "dar a luz" which means "giving light"...and the actual translation is "giving birth"....a woman gives light...
....you are you...unique...beautiful..simple..wise...you.....

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Las flores en casa...

...as of tomorrow we'll be painting the house...God give me strength and patience because I'll have to work, as well, and I don't know which friend's kitchen I'll borrow...

...we have so many pending projects for the next month...our balcony for instance...is a disaster area for the time being...(check out the Bear pretty in pink!!!)
...in spite of the upcoming mess, I bought fresh flowers for almost every room...
...every year we kept saying that we need to change things around, refresh the place, but due to my work there was never the right time...I guess sometimes you have to pressure yourself and just go ahead and do it...
...for someone who has no inspiration to write...this is my second post today!
...the day is still young!

Cerca del mar....

...Friday afternoon...a walk at the strip mall by the beach...late lunch... ...this is a country in a financial crisis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
....I guess it's true because there's an empty space there, so there's got to be a crisis!!!!!
...I read somewhere that the most important things in life are not "things"...
...today I have no inspiration to write much, so I'll just leave you with good thoughts for a beautiful and relaxing Sunday...


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pero, en este momento...

...the memory card in my camera is full and I can't shot any new pictures of my daily life...
...I must admit that this week has been good...I have found my serenity...inside a little chest full of surprises and warmth...
....last night I drank Argentinian wine and watched people dance the tango...
...my little sweet angel girl wrote well on her exams...cooked lunch for us...
...all afternoon long I've been studying and learning about all the Latin writers who received a Nobel Prize in literature...
...the little man is sleeping over at a friend's house tonight...
...I baked banana bread and took a loaf to a dear friend who takes loads off my chest...
...my "cousin" from Israel payed me a skype visit in the morning...
...I ate ice cream...
...I saw two friends as I was walking and felt the warmth that wasn't lost after all these winter months of separation...we laughed...
...I had the luxury of going to the super market together with my Bear...
...I watched the following video and thought of life...of beautiful...simple...every day shitty life! How grant and amazing it is...the little things that we do and don't take notice of...the feelings...the little nothings that are so important...how we smell...how we touch...how we sence...life! The rain, the sun, the tears, the dust, the sounds, the fear, the tasting, the craving, the smoothness, the dancing steps....the heart beat...the heart beat...the heart beat...

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...think of what you're doing this very moment...it's done, it's gone...cherish it! It will never come back to you, live it! It's precious...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Aquello que me diste!

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...without too many words...just a sweet "good night"...

(For some I'm still in High School...it's my way of avoiding the plastic surgeon!!!)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sin azucar!

...just a quite Saturday evening...all the sugar is gone from the floor...the tables are all clean and in the store room...the mixer has been put away..
...there's a book that's waiting for me to open...a soft blanket to cover me...and a comfortable chair that is so inviting...

...have you heard of Zenet? He's my new discovery...Los mares de China...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Fue un sueno...

...a week has passed since I left...time is playing games on me...now, back to normal...our usual routine...with lots of work...same laundry...same cleaning...same cooking...
...in two days I baked 400 cookies....in another two I decorated them!
...I have never done this, before!
...the kitchen, dinning room and living room were filled with little dresses...
...just laying the one next to the other like little soldiers...
...a grandmother, whose granddaughter, as of tomorrow, will have her name, asked me to make them for her...
...the three day weekend that is coming up will find me hopefully in bed, resting, and re grooving!
Happy Friday to all...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Bilbao....mas!

...I can't stop looking at my pictures and wanting to share some more with you... ...the old center of Bilbao or as they call it "Casco viejo"...
...a typical news stand...
...a pintxos bar with all that delicious finger food...beer...and local wine...(notice all the napkins on the floor!)
...one of the many parks of Bilbao...

...the Nervion river passes through the city...
...near the Guggenheim museum...
...and in front....
...a piece of art itself...a sculpture...
...and, of course, its famous giant spider...
....the municipal building of Bilbao...
...la plaza nueva...
....travelling is like...opening a history book...a geography book...it's the opening of the mind...exploring...learning...forming opinions...cultivating...
...all I want is to be healthy and explore new worlds...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bilbao...Ale...inolvidable!

...if I could only find the words to express the way I feel this very minute...to give you a taste of what I experienced these past four days...
...Bilbao...Spain...a sweet but small taste of Barcelona...
...El Pais Vasco...the northern part of Spain...a city of 350,ooo people...a city full of culture...friendly faces...amazing food...beautiful architecture...natural beauty...
...18th century cafes....serving the best cafe con leche and croissants...
....little pastelerias with local sweets...
...with street signs that have meanings...
...with the music that I love...I had been waiting for months to attend this concert...with the energy of the people that lifted my spirit...life is good...felicidad pura...with my best friend with me...
...beautiful houses that I didn't know which one to photograph first...
...panaderias with the most delicious bread that travelled all the way to Athens!
...quaint streets...balconies...flowers...
...the perfect combination on my phone!
...Buenas Noches Bilbao...I do feel a sadness for not being there tonight...it was short but so, so sweet...I left with the promise to return...I thanked the sky for bringing me so much happiness...for feeling whole...for tasting the experience...for being healthy...for teaching me...for loving me...

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...Siento dentro un grito que no puedo interpretar
si tapo mis oidos se me va la libertad
y si lo ignoro se hace un ogro y si me escapo se hace rap
a volar a volar Peter Punk!