Thursday, July 07, 2005

Money

Hey man, can you spare some change?
I want to listen to rock & roll my whole life
Hey man, I’m so high I can barely walk,
Pappo is playing tonight, I can’t miss his show.
Charly García


“With these I can buy a Coke” he said as he piled up some coins in his hands. “With these, I can buy a sandwich too…” and he put aside two more coins, “…or Central’s flag!” “In a while, I would have enough money to buy a motorcycle, no, better yet, that truck, that 4x4, the one over there… wooow,… that one, it’s awesome!!!” “My mom is missing some teeth; with these coins I’m sure she will be able to get some new ones.” As he ran out of coins, he took some from the first pile and made a new one. “Yesterday, I saw those orange snickers with a green stripe. They were so cool! Tomorrow I’m gonna buy them.”The traffic light turned red. The cars stopped by his side. While his older brother stood in the middle of the zebra crossing and juggled three old dirty tennis balls, he – who couldn’t be more than 8 years old – was completely unaware of the rest of the world and kept switching the coins from one pile to the other without even knowing how to count them, without understanding what those lines on the coins represented, without thinking of their value, completely ignoring what “quantitative” means… rating everything according to his needs, according his own measure… and we all know how the world looked like when we were only 8.

17 Dust to dust:

Blogger NaHuEl said...

why in the hell Brat???
Ahhh???
solocovó?
te picó una marsopia????
atún.
:p

11 July, 2005 16:17  
Blogger Tyria said...

The world looked damm big, as fears ans hopes, happiness was eternal and pain unbearable...

12 October, 2005 17:57  
Blogger Gabriel said...

I'm happily surprised, tyria!! How did you get here???? Well, nevermind, thanks again for visiting this site. And you know... the official translator left me alone. If you want to participate, just let me know.
Kisses!

18 October, 2005 07:10  
Blogger yo... said...

¿Por qué inglés? Ay, otro día lo intento (hoy ya tuve demasiado).
Besicos.

21 April, 2006 10:17  
Blogger L!S! said...

jajaj yo tampoco entiendo porque en ingles
pero menos mal que algo entiendo
y lei y me parecio piola lo que pusiste

tiene lindo formato tu blog

yo sigo luchando a ver como miercoles lo cambio...
en fin


beso grande




lisi-

04 September, 2006 16:28  
Blogger xxx FroggieS xxx said...

Gabriel,
I think it's a good idea. I thought of doing it myself but, I should study more for that. Your post is very interesting and...(I don't find the word, not in English nor -nor?-in Spanish).
I hope you keep writing. I'll keep reading.

04 October, 2006 09:33  
Blogger Lucy in the Sky said...

When you are 8 the entire world belongs to you. As you grow older, you start losing parts of your kingdom to the knights or reality. How much of your kingdom do you still keep in your heart?
Your English is so good!

06 January, 2007 07:15  
Blogger Gabriel said...

xxx froggies xxx: First of all, I must apologize for not reading your comment in the time when you wrote it. Blogger sends me an e-mail to my account and when I saw your nick name, starting with XXX I though it was a porno advice or something like that. So I erased it. Sorry.
Thanks for visiting here... although I suppose you will never return for my nule response.
I'll visit your site.

Lucy: My world was never (not even today) in my hands, never in my heart.
Today my kingdom (heirship of those days) is pain, fear, lonelyness...

And it's not MY english. I had a friend, but we had some problems...
If you want to take this job... :P
Thanks for visiting here.
Kiss

06 January, 2007 12:46  
Blogger Eric Draven said...

Yep, that is true. Life is extremely beautiful when you are 8, eternity is always around the corner.

I think that's why some of us keep falling in love. When a new love appears, you get another chance to be unaware of the rest of the world, and you can rate everything according to your own measure.

Pucha, a man in love is just a young 8 years old kid.

By the way, nice place you have here.

Thanks.

18 January, 2007 14:12  
Blogger david santos said...

hOLA!
lINDO.
gRACIAS.

08 February, 2007 07:47  
Blogger Juan Ignacio said...

Soy fana de Clapton. Brindo por este blog.

22 February, 2007 08:34  
Blogger Una de las Moiras...¿O Gorgona? said...

Why English? Two ways to approach.../ We know.

Vaya, yo Veo el mundo como si tuviera 23 años.
Será que.../ No creo. Mas bien intuyo que.

Si tengo 23 años. Tremenda decepción.

01 July, 2007 23:37  
Blogger Nadha said...

Llegue aquí y he tratado de comprender algo pero no mucho la verdad. Detesto no saber inglés. Pero te dejo un saludo ;)

20 July, 2007 17:09  
Blogger Cecilia, tu Dulcinea said...

Hi Uninvited!!
I returned to www world.

Iwas studing English

If you want to know my new page, please, follow the link in my name and you will know who I am.

(cómo me costó!! Hola Uninvited, soy Cecilia, tengo nuevo blog y este año entre otras cosas estuve continuando con mis estudios de inglés. No sé si linkearte en el blog donde pienso poner mis resúmenes o en el nuevo.
La cuestión es que no sé que pasó con tu viejo blog y este está buenísimo. Voy a aprender inglés a full.

Kisses totales!!!!

Cecilia

20 December, 2007 15:04  
Blogger Mell said...

loved it!!! and hey i reallized that no me hace falta hablarte en ingles por q sos de aca nomas.. de atras de la loma como dirian mis amigas q viven por villa allende.. :B

15 July, 2008 15:05  
Anonymous Lucas said...

what happen if I invite you¿?
You'd loose a part of your personality...

perdón por mi flojo inglés.

22 April, 2010 08:00  
Blogger Ricardo Miñana said...

En estas fechas tan entrañables
que la armonía, la paz y felicidad entren en tu casa.
¡¡Felices fiestas!!

Un abrazo.

28 December, 2010 06:45  

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