I started this piece over a year ago and then forgot it in the drafts folder. So now I’m trying to revive this blog it only seems appropriate to do so by posting it as it is, unfinished.
If a picture is worth a thousand words then what does it mean that I took over 300 photos of the Alhambra? Am I an awful photographer? (Please try to be nice when answering that!) or is the Alhambra just something that can’t be captured by word, photos or videos? A place so full of history it begs you to walk down its paths?
How do I pick up the pieces? What should I say? Should I apologize? Explain the silence? Or should I just go on as if nothing had happened? As if it hasn’t been 2 years since my last post? And once I find those answers what should my next post be about? Should I just pick a random story from these past years and post it or should I try to be chronological and begin from where I left off? Or maybe I should just write a quick outline of my time away from the blogsphere and then start a new post from where I am now…
I really don’t know… However, I do know that I want to to restart my blog. I don’t promise to post as much as I did (posting so often is probably what burned me out) but I do promise to be regular. So, if there are any readers still out there following my posts keep your eyes opened for my new post coming soon and if you have any suggestions or answers to my questions please leave a comment!
These past two weeks I’ve been traveling in Spain with my mother (who I hadn’t seen in two years) which basically means no alone time and thus also no blogging time (I need a quiet space and moment in order to write) So when Roseann’s journey nominated me for the Versatile Blogger award I saw it as a sign that I needed to get my act together and blog about all the wonderful experiences I’ve been having here. So thank you Roseann!
But first I must follow the rules of the Versatile Blogger award. Mainly because I don’t want 7 years of bad luck or whatever it is that happens to people who don’t comply with the rules 😉
And the rules are :
Earlier today I was sitting on a bus daydreaming and absorbing nature as it unfurled outside. In a brief moment of energy and inspiration I whipped out my laptop from my backpack and jotted down my thoughts as they occurred. Not really a great composition as my thoughts seemed to wander here and there and it doesn’t really end, I just stopped writing because I got dizzy… but I thought I’d share it with you anyway 🙂
I never know how to feel about summer in Santiago. Daily temps are unbearably high, the sun feels like knives pricking your skin and the air is so dry its hard to breath. However, summer in Santiago is also the time when the city comes alive with “Santiago a mil”.
Being partly south american I thought I knew a lot about corn. That there were tons of ways of eating it, that there were many types of corn, not just the big yellow ones we buy at the supermarket. but what I didn’t know was that you can also drink it. All that changed when I arrived in China and was treated to a glass of corn juice on my birthday.
Growing up in Maputo-Mozambique I recall series of commercials on CNN where they would show a landscape and flash possible location names on it which would then all be wrong and it would turn out to be a small town you’d never heard of before and the tagline was something like “CNN is everywhere”. The reason I recall these ads so well is because one of them depicted a gorgeous lake with snow-covered mountains/volcanoes on the background that wasn’t the Swiss Alps or Mount Fuji, instead it was Osorno-Chile, the town where my father was born. Continue reading