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De regreso a Medellin

Estar en Medellin, despues de 1 año y medio ha sido hasta el momento muy gratificante: familia, amigos, arepas, empanadas y aguardiente, algo que sin duda extrañaba.

Me encuentro con la misma ciudad en construcción que deje, algunas obras nuevas y otras aún por terminar. Con la sonrisa amable y la alegria de mis amistadas, muchas de las cuales no se veian desde mi partida, con algo diferente pero que siguen siendo las mismas. Me refiero a que me encuentro con la misma familia llena de energia, humor y cariño.

Es delicioso recuperar esa familiaridad que se gana al vivir por más de 20 años en el mismo lugar y tener las mismas amistades por casi el mismo tiempo, familiaridad que es una de las cosas que mas extraño estando en Portland, pero es también bueno, descubrir quen apesar de haberla recuperado ciento que extraño a Portland y que puedo respirar más tranquila por vivir alli, tan lejos de Medellín, lejos del nido, tan lejos de la arepa, la empanada y del aguardiente.

I worked at Mc Donald's. A poem?

When I worked at Mc Donald's
I hate it, I hate it not
Every minute was an hour
Every hour was a day,

There were kids around every day,
Kids asking for Hello Kittys,
Kids asking for Winnie the Pooh.

People eat like pigs,
People are pigs, we are!
How can a person do this to a table?
Pigs, they were all pigs.

4 hours, 6 hours,
and them freedom
Sit down, no more kids,
No more Hello Kittys,
No more Pigs.

The fall colors

In Autumn/fall the leaves change their color and fall one by one. The beauty of the nature is over the top. It is this, in my opinion, the most dramatic season, where you can see the end of an era and witness the begging of another. Fall is that time of change and it is impossible not to feel that something is also changing on your.

Now, we are not trees, so we can't see how our leaves are falling, but the our colors definitely change. The cold wind make us dress in warmer clothes, most of then are on darker and earthy colors. Now are wardrobe is full of browns (darks, khakis, camels, terracottas..), blacks, grays and some greens, in some ways kind looking like trees.

I have to say that I do love fall/winter fashion, but in lots of ways I loved to brake this color theory of pretend the we are trees and dress on those colors. I know it is not that we are pretending that we are trees literally, and the scale of colors is more relative to the reflection of light and I agree with th…