A Note About my Absence

“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It is uncertain if I refer to my general absence of not being here much, or the immediacy of which I have not stepped foot in this blog in the last 3 weeks. What is certain is that autumn has definitely arrived, even though I’m so far behind in what I want to post that I’ll probably be continuing in summer in this digital world for a while. Until I catch up with myself. Because what is also certain is that I do want to continue writing here.

Of course being busy got in the way, as it always does. A shock regarding work. Consequently falling under a rubble of too much work. No need to write about that, yawn.

Other more interesting things have happened however. One day in September I ended up running 10km. Such a feat! It was a resolution for this year to be able to run 10km (without fainting, for example). I did it. I was so proud of myself. Needless to say, since then I’ve sort of fell off the running wagon, so perhaps the new resolution should be to be able to run 10km more often.

My project of relearning a selection of the piano pieces I had already studied in the past has been put to a standstill. Why, I’ll get to that soon. All is not lost though. I have more or less completed a Prelude by Rachmaninoff. It’s so beautiful. I have also begun to study an Intermezzo by Brahms and an Etude by Chopin. New melodies motivate me so that’s how I’ll chug along for now.

The reason the piano project is postponed is that I decided to enrol myself into a technical medical translation course, which I am doing now. I actually do translations, and medical translations once in a while as a side thing. The idea is that with this course I can feel more formal about it, and perhaps do it more often. So, if you need someone to do a translation of the technical medical scenario, you may think of me. Just saying…

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During the last couple of weeks I had to make a sudden trip to France to attend to a sad matter. I usually only write about happy things here, but the truth is it was a sad matter. A piece of our hearts has been left in a beautiful part of the northern French countryside forever.

Beautiful things did occur, however, such as receiving the warmth of good friends and spending quality time with family. I also got to meet up with my canine friend again – yes, the same one that is in my current about photo.

With that, I hope not to have as much absences here as from now. The show will go on. I have recipes to store and travel memories to document. A new cycle begins. Meanwhile, wishing you a Happy Halloween!

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