A kid called me “Mister”

View of the youth hostel Pic de l'Àliga, where I was called "Mister" for the first time. I took this picture from the ridge on the way to Puigmal peak, in the valley of Núria, in 2010. Part of my ego died the first time a child called me "Mister". I froze. The language the … Continue reading A kid called me “Mister”

I was a celebrity

Last week I visited my hometown, near Barcelona. On Saturday night I went to the bar, to attend the poetry festival that was taking place. The atmosphere grabbed my attention. This environment I had been away from for 6 years. While waiting for my friend, I stood there observing every detail. The gestures of people … Continue reading I was a celebrity

The need for entertainment

Hiking in the snow

I read that the Norwegian arrived first at the South Pole in 1911 because, unlike the British expedition, they had a joker in their team. Somebody who kept the spirits high, who united the group along the hardships of the mission. That person was the cook, Adolf Lindstrom. That makes me think of the role … Continue reading The need for entertainment

Hello everybody

One day I'll look back to these lines and I will remember where I was when I wrote them. We humans are like that, we give meaning to every single thing in our lives. And so we create stories around meaning. And we tell them. And we share them with others for all sorts of … Continue reading Hello everybody