A few days ago, in the middle of the New Year celebrations, in a reduced circle of friends due to the ongoing pandemic, you, dear daughter, told me that it is not good to look back to the past all the time nor bringing bad memories back to the present.


The only perfection that matters is the one that makes you feel good. Most of the times, if not all of the times, feeling good has absolutely nothing to do with achieving or getting close to perfection but mostly about doing things that make sense to you. Laughing, building something…


Dear daughter, I am so sorry when I lose my nerve and yell at you, or talk to you as if you were an adult and I see your face of confusion and still I do not stop. …


18. Winners

At school, I vividly remember that my life was heading in the right direction according to the powers that ruled my life. Well, that was the case before the bullying.

After the bullying I managed to keep afloat, but I no longer felt life made sense, or that…


I am fed up with the buying philosophy of life.

Empty people filling their lives by doing things constantly and buying things constantly. People sharing the things they by on social media constantly. People sharing images of what they do, where they go, constantly. People you can not know anything…


I bite my nails. Always have, except for short periods when I did not. Usually, periods when my levels of anxiety were low.

Anxiety is not what you see in cheap movies. You do not move frantically and have a lost look in your eyes. You do not start shaking…


In these days, people worship the body, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but unfortunately they use the body to serve one of the mind’s most common malfunctions: the nurturing of the ego.

Put simply, the ego is that annoying thought that makes you think that you always need…


My dear daughter, be yourself. Gently though, not bitterly. Try not to confront everyone who is not nice. Choose the right moment and person to discuss with. Some people do not like to have discussions, and they prefer to avoid them and do as if nothing happened. …


13. Hands

A sculpture of a big hand, one meter long, holding the figures of 3 girls, in a cemetery in a town in Spain.

That hand is us, our bright side, the nurturing human beings holding the future, warming the path for the next generations.

Often the hand turns…


I can not be friends with those who are overconfident, lack empathy, or have not experienced some sort of serious suffering themselves.

People who are not aware of the impact of suffering are just not suitable for my concept of friendship.

I enjoy funny people, I love to crack jokes…

Father and daughter.

Stay-at-home ex-pat father, following his wife work-post after work-post, struggling with parenting far from friends and family. And the son of divorced parents

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