To the year that ends: Thank you. I have learned the lessons as best I could, and they will bear fruit in time to come. I do not know if they will be sweet or bitter, but they will be what they are and I will handle it. To the coming year: Time for... Continue Reading →
I arrived conspicuously, in the middle of a Havana evening, after making my family wait for over twelve hours. I had not been, it seems, too eager to see the world so I about-faced and took a nap. Perhaps it was my mother who silently urged me to stay put for a while... Continue Reading →
Spain is not, in spite of itself, what it believes: a modern, liberal country. We want, as a country, to be seen as modern and forward thinking but the reality of the matter is that we are not. You only have to scratch the surface of many liberal Spaniards to get a glimpse... Continue Reading →
Se queda uno pasmado de oír ciertas opiniones sobre el caso "Manada". Por lo visto los implicados han pedido que se respete su privacidad hasta que concluya el juicio, que no se publiquen sus nombres ni sus imágenes. Yo me pregunto si cuando planificaron la violación de una chica y lo comentaron en... Continue Reading →
One is stunned to hear certain opinions about the "Manada" rape case.(Pamplona, Navarre, July 2016). Apparently, the accused have asked that their privacy be respected until the trial ends, that their names and images are not published. I wonder if they thought about that when they planned the rape of a girl and posted... Continue Reading →
My father loved me so much that he had me on a pedestal. If I was uncomfortable with this, I was a bad daughter because who would not want to be loved so much that you were raised by virtue of that love above the ordinariness of humanity? There was no man good enough for... Continue Reading →
Wonderful piece by the inspirational Marisse Lee of http://www.harping by a pixie com.WordPress.com
Save the best for last! Oh, of course, you know I would do just that. Why not, coconut? We want to really taste in our mouth all the pleasure we could get from that one last bite and so, we always save the best part of anything for last. That makes me wonder if it was Eve or Adam who took the last bite. Damn ancestors! Now, we are all suffering from their “original sin”. I mean, you know, they could have, at least, have had the goddamn maturity and common sense to consider the consequences of their action before taking that bite. Hey, there were oranges and pears and papaya in that paradise too…why do they have to mess with the apples?!?
Ooopppsssss…no, Adam and Eve are not my topic. Pardon, I am an old pixie and having trouble with the onset of dementia.
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Day three of the Quote Challenge. Thank you to Marisse Lee http://www.harpingbyapixiecom.wordpress.com for inviting me to review my favourite quotes. How many times have I been told to mind my own business for expressing my point of view about something? How many times have I been told I would end up ruining my reputation... Continue Reading →
You say goodbye a little each day. You bear with tantrums as you try to understand their world. You let yourself down every day and every day you swear to never again forget that she doesn't remember, that she doesn't know. You surprise yourself with tears of frustration because you cannot give more,... Continue Reading →