2016 was a difficult year, very sad and contradictory.
I think that, the differences that separate us from people close to us are due to ignorance:
The ignorance that we all have about the issues that do not move us,
The ignorance about other people reasons, pains, and struggles, what we don´know about their lives, their loves.
The ignorance that we all have, because we don’t know that we don’t know.
For this reason, my wishes and hopes for the New Year are:
That we stop ignoring what we know that we don’t know.
To take those little steps to draw back the curtain of what we don’t want to know.
To stretch our arms to reach what we always have avoided.
To talk to that person
To look into those eyes
To see those people, I mean, to really SEE those that we don’t want to see,
and see them as humans, as equals.
To walk in those shoes,
To enter these paths,
To search in these corners
To go into these places
To open that book
To watch that documentary
To ask that question
To call that relative
To reconnect with that friendship
I hope that in the knot of our contradictions
we can keep the unifying thread that hold us,
and the ties that connect us with those who really love us.
I wish us days like a skein of silk.