The word of my life

Hey, I’m back. I thought writing was over for me, because I did it as a kind of ‘summer thing’ while I was bored, but life just gave me something I really needed to write about. I think I found the word of my life. I am only 22 and I genuinely think this is it.

So this is the word: Mamihlapinatapai.

Yeah, I am still unable to spell it right without checking first. This word is magical, because is that kind of word that you can use to describe that weird feeling you can’t explain. Actually it is in The Guiness Book of World Records registered as the ‘most succinct word’ in the world. Yeah, that exists.

This is what it means (even though is also considered one of the hardest words to translate):

“A look shared by two people, each wishing that the other would initiate something that they both desire but which neither wants to begin.”

Beautiful, isn’t it? This must be my favorite feeling in the world. That is why it is so important for me. But it gets better. It has another possible translation, that actually is another of my favorite moments in life:

“It is that look across the table when two people are sharing an unspoken but private moment. When each knows the other understands and is in agreement with what is being expressed. An expressive and meaningful silence.”

Almost the longest paragraph of this text.

The best part about this word is that it is a Yaghan word. The Yhagan were located near Tierra del Fuego in the Chilean Patagonia, the exact place were I was raised as a child. I lived 14 years in that place and never heard this word before.

Well, now I did and it is going to be written on my skin soon and forever.


Embrace Procrastination

Original Spanish Post.

This is a story about how to face unexpected adversity in favor of your personal interests. This is my actual situation (right now!) and what I’ve accomplished is something I’m proud of. You only need to know your context and go for it.

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Day 9 – Old fashioned lover boys

Following with Blogging: Fundamentals. For day 9 they want me to check some comments I made on other blogs, choose one and write about the topic that inspired me.

Lucindafer’s post about how she felt about men honking fired up a little flame I have about sexism in the last years. Is about defining the line between flattering and harassment.

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Embrace Procrastination

Esta es una historia de cómo combatir una inesperada adversidad en pos de tus verdaderos intereses. Esta es mi situación actual (presente-presente) y creo que es una de los mejores cambios que he alcanzado a realizar. El enfoque está en atreverse y entender el contexto.

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