India has two million gods, and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire. – Mark Twain
Today I came by a Ted Talk a young man from Cameroon in Spain. Sani Ladan tells his story, similar to that one of many others, crude and difficult. He left his home at a very young age and travel an odyssey in search for a better future. Following, as he explains: his dreams. Continue reading
In the last few years I realized I must work in what contributes to my personal sense of purpose and meaning. I feel a responsibility, as a fellow human, to help others and that is what I am dedicating my life to. It has always been in my heart, why was I so confused? we just need to stop and listen to yourself. Although, it is harder than it sounds and we must deal with the many precepts of our family and society.
Well its been a while… Not sure if I fell off writing because I am disconnected from myself, or vice versa. If not writing drifted me off my own self.
Hello again, my dearest and faithful blog. I know, it has been a long time. At least for me, and I missed you.
I always knew what I wanted. As many of you, I wanted to change the world. Nothing else, nothing more. With time, of course, I realized it was not such an easy task. That the world as a whole cannot be changed, it can only be understood. With time I also learned what I really, really wanted is for every child in the world to have the same, or better, opportunities as I did.
Of course this is an ambitious goal, maybe a bit too ambitious. But I tend to aim high.
Morocco means where the sun sets. America to the West, Asia to the East, the rest of Africa to the South and Europe in the North. Morocco is the center of the world. Morocco is the center of life. Continue reading
In real time, I have been in Morocco for almost a week. But since time stops here it feels like much less. Although I am afraid time is passing by and I will have to leave eventually. I wish this time will never end, that I can wake up every day of my life in Marrakech and go buy freshly made warm msemen. Have a mint tea every evening while I watch the sun setting over Jemaa-El-Fna.
Today is Christmas Eve. And yes, I feel sad for not being at home with my family. But there is nowhere else in the world I could be but here.
This year has been particularly hard for me. At the same time, it has taught me so much about how strong and capable I am. It has also taught me that I have to let go of material stuff, because I have nothing at the moment and I feel so free. I also learned that my home is within me. That I feel stable and confident if I constantly move. I also remembered that love can change it all. I met so many people. Some of them I don’t ever want to cross path, others, I wish we can share the same path for the rest of this journey.
This year I have conquered the impossible. Worked full time and obtained two master’s degrees. All made possible because of the desire that drives me: to dedicate my life to those in need. To those children out there and, whom I believe, deserve the same opportunities I had, or better ones.
2019 is coming. With many new objectives, challenges, places to see and smiles to share. I can’t wait.
19 is my favorite number. 19 is Ka. Ka like the wind.
There will be water if God wills it (Stephen King).
With Love from Morocco ❤
A weight has been lifted. I am free again. Continue reading
For the medieval imagination, places were charged with a positive sense of thickness, stability, and indivisibility. Space, by contrast, was nothing but the empty “in between,” something that only came into existence as the distance separating two places, two significant points of reference. – Ricardo Padron