ao acaso da vida _ blog desde 2006. Licenciada em psicologia 1985, tradutora, intérprete em Portugal. I studied psychology, but now I work as a translator.
segunda-feira, 24 de março de 2008
old lamps/new lamps
When things are not to our liking, then instead of working with them, we just swap old lamps for new lamps and start wishing. This is observed to perfection in what passes for an interpersonal relationship in this society. If the "significant other" doesn't work out, we just say, "Oh, well... time to move on," and then we start and wishing with somebody else. The thing to understand, however, is that nothing is going to work out. Every meeting is destined to end in parting. Every hot obsession is destined to end in icy indifference.
It snows in the desert, don't you know? Sooner or later, the blush is always going to leave the rose.
So many questions when the feeling is gone. What will we take with us? What do we keep? What do we discard?