Notes on the strangest, saddest city thou can’st see | first hours

Notes on the strangest, saddest city thou can’st see | first hours

"The strangest, saddest city thou can’st see"

I listened and couldn't help but feel that the vessel that I had abandoned 16 years ago had not changed course. Poverty, ignorance, globalization, zombie institutions, and a succession of corrupt bureaucrats had eroded the moral compass of the nation. The friends and family members that I would see during my journey all seem to respond to a set of values that is dislocated from any idea of nation or collective direction.

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Cowards die many times before their deaths

When I confided to my good friend and mentor Reynaldo that I had been sucked into a vicious cycle of internet “research” - anxiety - fear - more research - anxiety - and so on… after having been experiencing an assortment of physical, non-imaginary and imaginary symptoms without a diagnosis, with each cycle pointing to a more morbid condition, he curtly responded with the following verses:

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear,
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come

Those are the words of Julius Caesar, as penned by Shakespeare, when Caesar was alerted not to go to the capitol because death may be awaiting.

Why die many times as a cyberchondriac coward in front of a computer screen?

El momento en que estas (Presente) - Argentinian Rock

El momento en que estas (Presente) - Argentinian Rock

“I remember once, in a concert, that we began playing Presente and, on the second stanza, people stood up and started clapping. We had never seen anything like that, we didn’t really understand, and we were paralyzed. We were shocked, we had trouble keeping on playing. We were distracted because the audience took part in what they saw, and it wasn’t because they’d heard it on the radio, because they had never heard it before.”

A tip of the hat Ricardo, so many memories, teary eyes, gratitude, love. A song that came to our hearts and stays there forever.

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