La cultura es la memoria del pueblo, la conciencia colectiva de la continuidad histórica, el modo de pensar y de vivir. – Milan Kundera
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
“Nuestro destino nunca es un lugar, sino una nueva forma de ver las cosas”. – Henry Miller
Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being. In short, they make cities better places to live. – David Binder
“Wir denken selten an das, was wir haben, aber immer an das, was uns fehlt.”
(Raramente pensamos en aquello que tenemos, pero siempre pensamos en aquello que nos falta.) –
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788- 1860)
“Before we became friends, we were strangers.” ― Anthony T. Hincks
As you may remember from previous posts… I’m kind of a Sith, I’m not a people person, so my friend list is not long, but don’t get confused my friends are kind, intelligent, crazy, unique, amazing and funny, among others.
Today, I was thinking about when all of my friends were strangers for me, and when I have been a stranger in other people’s life.
So, I invite you to think about your closest friends, and go back on your memory when you were strangers, how you stoped to being strangers, and even better when you became friends, real friends.
I remember when I became friends with all of them, even when closest friends stop being friends and went different ways and we became strangers again… irony of life… so embrace those close to you, be grateful and enjoy life.
I have also met people that have just crossed my path, thought me something and then just as they came, they went away…
I remember one of them who I will keep his anonymity, this person gave me a piece of advise that still today keep in mind:
“Everyone is afraid of something, but that’s not an excuse to hurt the people that care about us. Those that love you won’t walk away of your life, they will face their fears, and trust you always…”
This person said those words to me in a critical point in my life, well now that I think about it, it was not that critical, but it was exactly what I needed to hear back then, and those words come from a beautiful stranger.
“Hoy fue bien. Hoy fue divertido. Mañana es otro día.”- Dr. Seuss
“It is better to know how to learn than to know.” ― Dr. Seuss
Monday…the worst day according to Garfield. Why is this day so far from Friday, and Friday so close to it?…
Today on October 16th, 2017 Edy has gone back to school, yeahhhh finally he is starting the German course!, we thought this day was not happening, for us *Edy and me* learning the language is priority. However, we have met people that they have been in Germany longer than 10 years and they are still not speaking better German than us!!!
So now I kind of understand why locals hate that we speak English or another language with them, I mean, you are coming to their country to live, to have a better life, and you are allow to do it, but still not bothering to learn their language, that’s rude!, people don’t be rude, if you are going to another country to live, learn their customs, their culture, their language, you might not like, you might struggle but trust us it will be appreciated! 🙂
I know it will take time, but it is understood, that’s something we have learned in less than 3 months, and don’t underestimate your ability… your only enemy is yourself!
Edy on Saturday, with a hat my mom sent us by courier and his badass T-shirt 😛
“Una receta por sí misma no tiene alma, es tu trabajo dársela”. –