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I like mountains…

  “I like mountains.” Only thing I said, when introducing myself in that mountaineering course. And now, 3.00 pm, here I am: in the middle of nowhere, nobody by my side, no one else knows where I am, absolutely wet on my feet, my hands are starting to tremble… A via ferrata, a narrow corridor: […]

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The forest came to talk to us today

The forest came to talk to us today… It was cloudy (It is cloudy) We were listening, you were telling me… “In cloudy days like this, everything’s silent… Just when the clouds are gone, everything comes back to life again…” Crack, Crack, Crack… “You see, it’s calling: come, come!” Looking through the window… listening; looking […]

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El rehilete or the first joint

Some of the most memorable experiences might appear just by chance… (What a summary to be folded or unfolded. (Say it again! Folded/unfolded.)) There I was, a warm night, in spite of the light that kept coming from the sun,’cause it wasn’t still dark, when I took this small bread or cookie, or browny, or […]

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Where to start?

[Excerpt from the memoir North, south, east, west.]   Where to start? Amazement, excitement, dream, coincidence… (What was all that?) “I had a dream, Basia. I dreamt I had a daughter and I knew she was not mine, but still she was my daughter…” Will I ever tell you about this dream, Dawid? Could be, […]

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I like mountains

Brief introduction to the text This was an extry to a contest for travel writing (link here: http://scholarships.travel/writing17/i-like-mountains) not a experiment on literary writing as it turned out to be. Of course, I didn’t win but the process as usual was entertaining by itself. My brother suggested me to write a “dictionary” for some of […]

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“Tengo una foto tuya de niña…”

“Tengo una foto tuya de niña, Conchita. ¿La quieres?” En el mismo cuarto de su nacimiento, justo hace sesenta años: 1955, 29 de octubre. “¡Vaya carita! ¡Pero si era tu cumpleaños!… Desde entonces, ya tenías esa cara de aflicción…” ¿Qué pasaba en esa época? ¿Qué pasaba en tu mundo? En tu mente, en tu casa, […]