The song of February 14th, 2018

Hello! It’s been a while since I last posted anything.

Just as Valentine’s Day ended, it left me with things to reflect on. And maybe they can be said with this song: A Quien Quiera Escuchar (To whomever listens) by Maldita Nerea.

I fell in love. Last year, while on a trip, I met a girl. We talked during a party and she was really nice. She was going to an event later that year, one which I was attending to. With that as an excuse, I asked her number.

After I came home, on my routine, I started thinking about her. So after some thought, I texted her. We started texting daily and soon I noticed I was smiling just thinking of our conversations. And I also noticed that she liked me. We had things in common and interesting conversations.

However, distance was a problem. We were miles and miles apart, which made communication difficult. Even if I asked her about her day, her favorite music, etcetera, she was not talkative. And I started thinking “I really want someone who shares her day with me, even if it’s just small details.” Maybe in person she would be more open, but how would we meet?

It was definitely not her problem, nor mine, but our personalities actually weren’t compatible. I started falling out of love, then she got a boyfriend. We met and hung out at that event, we danced as promised; but nothing happened.

What this song expresses, is the fear of failing when it comes to love. Maybe it ends well, but what if it doesn’t? Can we stand another heartbreak? The truth is we’ll never know if we don’t try. It is better to try and fail, than to stay in place.

I decided to give my heart a chance, and it hurt a lot when I hit the ground. But I don’t regret it; because I allowed myself to feel, even if for a moment. I still smile when I think of what we had. And it made me grow and become a better person.

To whomever listens reads this, don’t be afraid. If you’re single, open up and love will come. If you’re in a relationship, appreciate and express love. And to everyone, loving oneself is a necessary step.

– Karl

P.S. I just wanted to express myself today. I don’t know if I will update this regularly or not, knowing myself and this blog’s history. Maybe I’ll make an occasional post when I feel like it.

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The song of September 21st, 2014


Today is Sunday. It’s a special day because, I decided that every Sunday, I would post a song in a language other than English. This is to foster variety and because I listen to songs in many languages, many of which have a meaning to me. Today’s song is in Spanish, it’s called Mejor Ya No by Moenia (Best, Not Anymore).

This song is special to me because it represents a particular stage of my life. I met this girl many years ago. We became good friends and eventually, we became best friends. She had other plans for us, but the thing is, I could only see her as a friend.

Time passed and we grew apart. She felt sad about the distance and I did, too; but not as much as her. We argued about everything, and that affected our relationship. That’s when I decided (with pain in my heart), not anymore. If we couldn’t stay together, it would be better to end it there. I told her, and she didn’t take it well. I knew we weren’t meant to be more than friends. Why would we keep hurting ourselves?

And I still remember her. I think of the good moments we had, and I am grateful to her for them. She’ll always be special to me, and I hope she also keeps the good memories. I realized that some relationships you think will last forever, simply won’t, because both of you mature and notice certain things. But that’s part of life, and choosing whether to feel grateful or resentful is a choice you have to make.

– Karl

P.S. Here you can read the original and translated lyrics (Spanish and English).

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