Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Poetry, the power of imagery

Dear readers, 

The other day I was reading a poem, and I was thinking about why are they relevant? And what is the exact moment in which a person decide to start writing, or for example, what qualities a poem needs to be brilliant? I was unable to answer all these questions but, I looked for some information about the topic and I found that it helps you to develop your minds skills and creativity, but also being more flexible expressing feelings. 

Now then, not everybody has the same abilities and that's the reason why I think this practice of writing and reading aloud poems is disappearing. Other disadvantages are the difficulty of comprehension due to the fact that it is not as plain as prose. Thus, we don't have to try to solve the poem, because each poet has his own language which is different from the rest. 

I discovered the world of poetry two years ago, when I had to study the whole 27 Generation. At the beginning I was not very pleased about that, but finally, I gave thanks to my teacher because it helped me to understand a little bit more why poetry shouldn't be look down on by people. But also I learned how History and social developments could be expressed through poetry, what surprised me a lot.

The most relevant profit of this kind of literature is that you can identify with the poet or with the topic he or she wants to present. But a whole range of resources are up to you as well. Poetry imagery come alive words. The possibility to create your own structures out of any mould make it more interesting yet.

Best wishes

Saturday, January 17, 2015

New Year's resolutions

Dear readers,

As every year, and this one with not exception, during this month New Year's resolutions are in all places and conversations. It is becoming the right time for many people to achieve with or without success something which has been an obstacle for a long time. However, is it just a way to reach good intentions or just another manner to change people in order to fit better in society?

It is true that most of the times people need a chance to reach some of their goals, and Christmas means in some way a period of excesses. That's why people decide to give up vices of the whole year and dedicate some time to practice healthy activities for the purpose of having a better life quality which results being happier and healthier in most of the cases or simply for stabilize our karma and managed to sleep well.

Nevertheless, balanced people could think these resolutions are just another strategy created by society with the objective of changing people's minds. To see it with another example, we only have to take a look to San Valentine's day, we have the whole year to remember our couple how much we love him or her, but it is a way to commercialize an ordinary fact which take place 365 days a year. 

As I see it, there is no one single occasion to change. Unconsciously we are changing all the time, but some changes are stronger than others. I'm sure about that, because at the end of baccalaureate I was decided to put on a diet and go to the gym everyday. Some months before I kept that in mind and I was decided to succeed, in fact, I did it. Now, 7 months after, I have lost 12 kilos, and I am very proud of myself.

I feel that it is not a matter of planing something you know you are not going to be able to achieve, but bear in mind you are able to change when you needed or when you want. Human being doesn't have into account some times that is the only creature on Earth able to see his own progress and improve it. 

Best wishes

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Dear readers,

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you the end of Xu's story. The Chinese guy that my maths' teacher started to adopt some years ago with many difficulties, but fortunately everything turned out well in the end and now they are all together with their families and Xu is already in Spain with their parents.

After following the process and the time spending by the parents in China, I have to admit that it is a difficult process and it is needed a clear mind because I suppose that many feelings came to your mind but you have to know how to control yourself. 

Now they have many things to tell and it is a different and I'm sure that when Xu grew up he will have many things to tell about his childhood, but he will never have any doubt that their parents have done more than the impossible to stay with him. 

His parents now have plenty of things to tell, because they have had the possibility to know a country not as tourists but as native people, even though it could be an advantage, positive and negative aspects about that were included in the trip. It has been an experience that they will never forget. 

Best wishes