Who am I?

As one of Murakami’s characters in Men without Women says after pondering about his successful career and his love affairs with women, if all that is taken away from him, he asks himself, “Who am I?” And this, as the school year comes to an end today with a mixture of both happiness and sadness, […]

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When there’s no escape

Struggle keeps us alert and on our toes, but when life becomes too unbearable and we find there’s no escape because the trauma it will cause will break too many people’s hearts, you have to find meaning even when you feel there’s isn’t any left. Sometimes the feeling comes in waves, some small, undetectable, and […]

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Los besos no son contratos

“Después de un tiempo, uno aprende la sutil diferencia entre sostener una mano y encadenar un alma. Y uno aprende que el amor no significa acostarse, y que una compañía no significa seguridad, y uno empieza a aprender… Que los besos no son contratos y los regalos no son promesas, y uno empieza a aceptar […]

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Waiting

We die while waiting to get that promotion, that perfect life, that wonderful home, that perfect relationship, that unexpected e-mail, that moment that will change our lives around and make us profoundly happy forever after. However, more often than not, those things never materialize while we end up wasting away our lives in the wait. Some […]

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