Confession

counseling-a-friendBy Michael Sixto

I have something to tell you. I have to do it because I am sure that one day we will all be judged, not by a higher power, but by ourselves and those who happen to know us; you. Some people will tell you great things and will try to remember the good in me, others will say nothing. Truth is that we make decisions and follow the route hoping is the right path, just to look back years later and find with a nostalgic eye what was done. Piles of old photographs reveal the smiles, the hopes and the fears when we still were young laughing at Time during moments in which just that was all we had; time. Now there is no second chance to amend “mistakes” and in vain we tried to convince ourselves that it was all good, even during bad periods. I have something to tell you that I have never said before. And I know this confession come at a difficult hour, but I am sure you’ll be able to forgive me. Are you ready to listen…?

Lo absurdo

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Mi amigo quiere que escriba un guion de un Absurdo para filmar un cortometraje. Mi amigo es fotógrafo pero siempre ha querido  ser cineasta. Yo no soy escritor pero le digo que sí. Salgo a la calle buscando una historia. Me cuesta decidirme entre tanta irracionalidad. La incoherencia nos rodea y justo ahora me doy cuenta. Las personas se desesperan por llegar y una vez arriban, de golpe se quieren marchar. No encuentro sentido en su existencia, pero ¿quién soy yo para juzgar? Hablo con la gente, les hago preguntas de sus vidas. Para mi asombro, la mayoría desea interactuar. Me cuentan sin parar. De los hijos, de la economía, de Trump, del sistema de salud, de sus países que “ya casi están mejor que esto aquí muchacho”, de sus sueños y esperanzas. Hay quienes se dan cuenta lo difícil del momento, otros no saben el por qué de muchas cosas… varios más se han dado por vencidos. Entonces lo inadmisible se va haciendo muy difícil de materializar en tiempos en que lo racional no abunda. Mi amigo quiere que escriba un guion de un Absurdo… que viene a ser hablar de la realidad.

In the news

Daily_NewsThe news talks about frustrations and lies, and corruption, and poverty and wars to come. We still kill and hate each other. Some people built houses and have wives and kids; some other people look for food on the street. Some are old, some are young, some have dreams, and some have none. I turn off the TV and I go to sleep already tired before resting. The world is truly a vampire sucking our blood without even asking. I have a friend in some other lands; his problems are different; the news he watches are also different, but we both share the same dreams… while getting old at the same time.