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.
And what is my New Year’s wish for everyone?
I wish us no more pain than we can bear,
enough just to learn and grow.
All the dreams we can dream,
and at least one that we can realize.
I wish us all the will to live.
All the muscles, the soul, the energy
to live this life on foot.
I wish us to find what drives us
To find our forgotten goal
I want us to get where we have to go
I wish us to be with the right people
May us be the right person for those who are with us.
I do not want us to forget what hurt us
I wish us to remember it without the pain.
I do not wish us comfort, I wish us nonconformity
I do not wish us just satisfaction; I wish us a smart dissatisfaction
That forces us to get up and fight.
I do not want us to acquire things already made
I wish us creativity, inspiration and brain
I do not wish us a perfect body, in a perfect size.
I wish us to build our life at the perfect size for us!
Do not walk, fly!