Sunday, August 21, 2011
Published by Rod
I think I have lost my muse for the last couple of days. There are so many things I would like to share but at the same time I don’t know how to write it or how to remove the depressing tone from my words.
|Dear Calypso, bring your tunes and give me inspiration|
Image from evike
I have tried to evoke Clio, Erato or Calypso to take my hands and use them to put down into words my mood and make me feel better... but nothing. So I had to force myself to express what’s on my head, draining some stress and getting calmed.
So, my dear blog, you might ask me, why am I so depressed? Why the blue mood dragging me into the limbo?
So many things, for starters as days goes by the situation in Venezuela is getting worse and being honest, I can’t see the tipping point where people will say “I can’t stand it anymore, this has to change”. My family (as certainly any others in Venezuela) is having serious economical issues thanks to the wrong policies and schemes the government has taken for the last 12 years, plus the water supply, electrical power, roads and health systems has become a mere joke... a bad and tasteless joke which keeps me worried.
On the other hand I am not getting many distractions at work; I do not like the code or the design I am producing, but I have to concentrate to deliver stuff and to be easy going, but my head and my heart are telling me to do something different, to act, to change the situation... but how?
Probably I am just in my blue era, just like Van Gogh, with the big difference that I am not a genius, neither a great artist, nor an alcoholic, nor Dutch... definitely not going to cut my ear and not going to kill myself... and this blue phase eventually will go.
|Van Gogh - Almond Tree|
So... What to do? What to do?
In the meanwhile I keep taking pictures (which aren’t good either), studying new technologies (well... not really studying... more reading than anything else...), browsing for hours the Internet trying to find good deals and trying not to forget to watch the stars at the end of the days.
|Van Gogh - Starry night|
Do I have any news for you?
Well... I got officially older on July and so did my mom (kind of sad to sing the happy birthday on the phone because the freaking Venezuelan’s Internet is shit and I could not video call my mom)... I finished one book I have been reading for at least 6 months now... On September 9th it will be two years since I arrived to Australia.
|Broken communications... that's our experience with Venezuelans failing systems.|
Image from corbisimages.com
And I have rewritten four times three posts of which I have published none... and I still don’t like‘em.
Anyway, I am going to go back to editing those posts.
Hope to get it ready anytime soon.