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ODE TO IMPERFECTION

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. – MARILYN MONROE – According to the dictionary, the word “perfection” has the following definitions: the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects. A person or thing perceived as...Continue reading

GRATITUDE or THE CHESSHIRE CAT’S SMILE

It’s obviously easy to be grateful when things go well, so how can we still be grateful when they don’t? Life can be very challenging at moments, there are always times in which we have to overcome obstacles and hurdles and the attitude we face them with is the real game changer. I believe we...Continue reading

AUTHENTICITY or FLAVORS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE

In existentialism, authenticity was considered the degree to which one is true to one’s own personality despite external pressures. When I was a kid, my family and I would often go to visit my Grandma’s sister who lived in the countryside. Her and my Grandma and had been raised in an orphanage run by nuns....Continue reading

EMPATHY or BEING A PROSTITUTE IN CUBA

It’s got to do with putting yourself in other people’s shoes and seeing how far you can come to truly understand them. I like the empathy that comes from acting. – Christian Bale – In 2005 I went to Cuba for a short vacation. Fidel Castro was still president by then and life for Cubans...Continue reading

SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION

Be the change you want to see in the world. – Gandhi – When I was in 4th grade I was assigned the role of Marie Antoinette in a school recital about the French Revolution. Although I was one of the main characters I couldn’t really sympathize with her. Instead, I would for the revolutionaries...Continue reading

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