MIND: Flighty

I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me.

Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.

// Anaïs Nin

SOL: Nubes

que nada te detenga, ven –
te daré las palabras
para tu boca cansada.
después de todo este tiempo
he mantenido el deseo
de escucharte reír de nuevo.

algunas fronteras
siempre permanecerán
cerradas para mí.
la vida es así,
y tus labios también –
a veces crueles,
siempre dan revancha.

//

Let nothing stop you, come –
I will give the words
To your tired mouth.
After all this time
I’ve kept the desire to
Hear you laugh again.

Some borders
Will always be
Closed for me.
Life is like that,
And your lips as well –
At times cruel,
Always giving revenge.

3AM Thoughts // AKA “Life is not a straight line.”

MIND: Escape Artist

The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human:
the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears,
to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger,
to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown…

The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road // Paul Theroux