Its me, i SUCK at it. I was never good for saying it, i had never the nerves, i avoid it like a pest. And it really doesn’t matter if it is sayonara, arrivederci, so long, lehitraot, 再见 Zàijiàn, viszlát, au revoir, tchau (google translate says that for Brazil, im not sure Sergio…), adeu…Impressive.
I dont know you guys, but me, to have the opportunity to travel, as a dad of 2 small girls and a very pregnant wife, being my selve 47 years old, it’s not something that common. Its rather a very seldom thing, which i will always be grateful.
I will never regret this adventure, it will always stay close to me. That is what i like so much about this type of experiences, it open your mind, it make you see the same things with different eyes. Same experience, same world, different conclusion. Everybody knows that what is great food in Singapore, like we learn today about the durian, i would probably say How any body can eat this piece of shitty crap smelling like the politics in Argentina??? And just in case, let me tell you that my idea about the fragrance of my inborn country leadership, in the best cases is like the cheese my little girl was producing after consuming lactose…., remember Louis the Cheesemaster question about the milk? In the worst case, would it be the fragrance of a nice diaper full of damp…and here, in order to be fair to my country representatives, its is not just a little baby shit, no, im telling you about a superb piece of my girl Mafalda, she is 2 years old and eat exactly like you and me, hence, the stench, the odor level, speaking on an hedonic tone assessment, makes the fucking shit smell like bloody hell!
But my only friend from Singapore ( I have no idea how to spell your name mate, hope you forgive me!!) would say that durian is heaven on earth….Same thing, different view. And here, its when magic happens, here it gives us the capacity to understand that we see things are as we are. It is Durian a pleasure? or a torture??
Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
For some farewell parties are great. Not for me. Its hard, make me tense, sad, and quiet. Do you think you guys will be enjoying my presence in that state?. No, definitely not, and i would not enjoy it either. Same situation again.
Has been superb to meet you people, to listen to your stories, your past, your dreams, the plans ahead….i wish i could see you in a year time, and all of us, having faced all our fears and doing what we must in order to make the soul prevail. This is my wish for you people. I wish all of you the courage to take planned action and live some space for the providence to help in our endeavors. You know me, i believe in God, but i spell it Nature, so im not afraid to ask for help and guidance while my long walks meanwhile i have total understanding that the best help comes from within, and here and there, i hope my very best friend the Tree, representing mother nature and universal forces, would tilt ideas, people, things over me to seize the right opportunity, the time is ours, or as the greek says, it’s Kairos time!.
A very good friend of mine, Seneca, when in distress comes to me and tells me all of his troubles, i simply give him the best i can give to anybody, my time to listen, I asked him, Lucius, what is conflicting your heart??
-Then he replied, Daniel i’m not feeling very well understood, i feel like im in a career change, so i was thinking on opening a gelato shop in Dodona– Good i say! Tell me pls, it has a good location?
Indeed! -Seneca replied. Lots of locals , tourist and worshippers. With the nasty heat here around, gelato is a good business, so he show the picture of the spot
When i saw the place, i told him, looks good! i believe that place can be a good starting point…Tell me Lucius, i went on, what else you need in order to be a gelatiere??
Education -he replied- I know there is some romans that are good teaching the art of Gelato, i’m planning to take a course with Carpigianum scholars—
Great i went on, so you are taking the necessary steps to be prepared , meaning you are acquiring the intellectual resources you need to succeed in your new business, i told him. Prepare yourself and expect providence to be in your side, didnt you hear i say, that fortune favour the brave?
His face was not that good, and i asked him what are you not happy about? You have the location, you are taking the steps to know and master the art of gelato making…, on top of that, you just need a pinch of luck and all would be resolved! And that’s it, happy ending!. Like Christian remarks on ‘Add always salt to the recipe guys, just a pinch, always!Dont forget! That’s all what you need, a pinch of this and pinch of that.
He somehow smiled, and turn his eyes up, take a moment, looked straight to me and told me,
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Indeed!!! Man, i say, you are fucking brilliant!!! That is exactly what i meant!!!
What if i fail?? he replied to me? Failure is refusing to get up i say, you have the balls amigo Seneca…and again, he thinks for a bit, and tell me
Errare humanum Est
‘to err is human–waw man!! Bloody fucking good!! Pls keep talking!!!
Sed perseverare diabolicum
But to persist (in the mistake) is diabolical. I flipped. That was too much for me Look how intelligent this guy was, you can make mistakes, sure, but to make them again, make you a diabolical entity, in my words, an imbecile.
I asked him, please Lucius, can you say that again??So he come and make it complete for me, because i needed the time to follow..like in the classes, i can’t write and listen to Christian or Stefano, all at the same time.
“Errare humanum est, sed perseverare diabolicum: ‘to err is human, but to persist (in the mistake) is diabolical.”
So finally he says to me, Daniel, many thanks for your time, it was great to have your wisdom to enlighten me in such way..Lucius, dear amigo, i did nothing, it was you finding everything, i was only the mirror of your questions.
Maybe life is about that, its about knowing that all wisdom comes from within, and we just need a mirror to look into and start thinking….
I love all of you guys, and thanks you for listening, you were all this time the mirror i needed to find the answers….
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