Old-timers

When did you start feeling old? When I hit 30 I thought that that was it for me. Everything seemed to slow down. No more staying up late, and I preferred spending my evenings at home rather than at the pub. Not to mention that working out became a necessity and a priority as my…

Food for thought Thursday

Anybody who thinks there’s nothing wrong with this world needs to have his head examined. Just when things are going all right, without fail someone or something will come along and spoil everything. Somebody should write that down as a fundamental law of the Universe. The principle of perpetual disappointment. If there is a God…

Lost, but not forgotten

I had a friend once. A very close friend. She was insecure and terrified of making mistakes. Sometimes, she was only a ghost watching the world through a dirty window. Everything seemed so far away from her as if she lived on a remote island. She felt insignificant, just another grain of sand in the…

Food for thought

Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be? Charles Bukowski It is impossible not to be influenced by our family, our friends, our environment, celebrities, historical figures, society, and so on. Everything shapes us. But are we forgetting who we are or are we becoming more and more…

Keep going!

Just a gentle reminder for those who are going through difficult times. Remember that, like anything else in life, this too shall pass. Nothing is permanent. The situation you are currently facing is temporary, so do not get discouraged, do not despair. Look for support from others, you are not alone. Find a way to…

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…