The gentle touch of cold water

The roses in my garden died. What’s left of them are their fragile stems and dried leaves. As nobody cared for them during the week I was on vacation, they disintegrated in the scorching heat. I wonder if they suffered as they burned alive. Without water, everything dies, even dreams. Like a lost wanderer, water…

The risks of boredom

Even if there is always something to do, sometimes it feels as if I have too much free time. Oh, I’m not complaining about that, but there are days when I get bored of everything, even the activities I love doing and that leaves me with a lot of free time or wasted time. Being…

Endless thoughts

Why does time seem to flow faster when you’re older? Days are disappearing from my field of vision so fast that I can barely remember them. Even trying to recall what I had for lunch yesterday is a challenge. As a child, time didn’t have too much meaning because I knew I had plenty of…

The stars twisting my thoughts

Time is relative. Sometimes we feel it as if it passes too quickly, sometimes excruciatingly slow. It all narrows down to the way we perceive it at the moment. So, one night I was lying in bed ready to fall asleep while watching some TV. I checked the time; it was about 11 p.m. I…

In between dreams

Sometimes, nights can be excruciatingly long when dreams are trying to torment you. Have you ever had a dream that woke you up in the middle of the night and continued after you fell back asleep? If the emotions were pretty intense, you could feel the after-effects for the whole next day. Some dreams can…

Is it just a choice?

Some say it is pretty simple to go from sadness to happiness: just choose to be happy, replace sad thoughts with gratitude and the beauty around you. But there’s not a switch you can just turn off and on whenever you want. It all comes down to what you choose, they say. Stay in the…