Forever is an inaccurate concept

Taking care to sound all clever The romantics are all philosophists They feed us tales of error And confound with phony gists Such is the irony of whether We think of how we take on twists We swear we'd know so much better When the temptress asks for a tryst This fight that pops up …

Candle in the dark

darkness engulfs me in waves of emotion, the largestshare won by loneliness. the birthday candles are out.the cake, six feet under. celebrations, asunder. and me- I'm on the path to a throbbing self-hate. it rained thatday, as it does always rain in September, and I lit a fire.solely, if not only, for the unwashed hope …

What I learnt from years of sitting by the sea

Why do we love going to the beach, sitting in the sand for hours, listening to the crashing waves? What is it about the brackish waters that make us forget everything and realise the meaning of 'living in the moment'? Do people who say they can spend their entire lives on the beach really mean it? I don't think so. We feel the calmness of the water because it's a break from the chaos in our lives. We feel the calmness because it's a break from the chaos in our minds. We feel the calmness because we are like hurricanes, like whirlpools, and the waters provide a serene complement to ourselves, despite ourselves.

Do you REALLY mean it when you ask ‘How are you doing?’

One of the most redundant questions that anyone will ever ask you is this - 'How are you doing?'. Four simple words, understood by anyone with basic familiarity of language. Four simple words, you've probably answered several hundred, thousand, seemingly a million times, without it actually going nowhere at least 95% of it. You probably …

Of exaggerations.

For those people who seem to exaggerate everything - the good, the bad, the middling. For whom it's always an either of two extreme paths - go big or go home - but are still an irreplaceable part of our lives. My piece, personally, is for one of the most interesting, most insanely dramatic characters I've ever read in literature - Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of The Catcher in the Rye, which I'm strangely obsessed with. It's about how people who talk in degrees much greater than their own selves tend to embellish nearly everything, except when it comes to their own faults. If you've read the book, read the poem through from his perspective. It's totally normal to dedicate poetry to fictional characters, right?

Casa En El Aire – Arevalo lyrics (Spanish to English Translation #01)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHF57-Ia-cE Kicking off a new project under the blog, where I try to translate Spanish music into English, purely in order for me to revise the Spanish I've learnt before it completely vacates my otherwise empty brain. Also because it annoys me how most websites creating such translations first post the entire song in Spanish, …