This is a recipient of writing made throughout the course of ten years. It includes reviews, reflections and short stories.
Tone and style
I have a pretty dry sense of humor. The tone can be at times a bit self-derisive and self-conscious, but I always end up in a good mood afterwards. I talk about moments and people in an abstract matter in order to be respectful of the lives of others but also because I am aware that my impressions of them are one-sided sometimes.
I talk about daily life incidents, stuff on the news, my life living abroad, classes I am taking, memories, some travels, reflections on growing up, and some short stories and recommendations. I always try to justify my arguments and foment the debate, as hard as it can be. That said, I also believe that the disclosement of ones ideas and feelings in a public space is not always met with approval, mainly because our priorities, values and personal experiences are not compatible and come from a whole different life path. If anything, I do feel strongly against certain issues*.
As these notes are more for me most of the time, I take the liberty of changing images and editing posts every once in a while if I find something I do not like or that could be written better. Usually, I do not add extra content to a note, but I do sometimes delete a post altogether when I find it has become a bit too much.
The automatic translation feature in almost all internet browsers nowadays means that I have stopped translating some of my earliest posts that were originally written in Spanish. Much is lost in the translation, but if I only wrote on the occasions when I have time, energy and the right mood to translate a poem or small text, I would not publish anything at all.
I wish I was more assiduous on my writing. Most of what I write is not good by my own terms, but as time goes by I have found out that I would rather preserve a range of terrible, mediocre and good texts than no texts at all. Specially now, when there have been so many changes in my life, I wish to preserve some of the memories of my late twenties, even if it means the quality does not meet my own standards. It is my hope that I can write stories and reflections about several themes that are close to my heart in a more structured, informed way that can justify their existence in a public space.