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WITH REGARD TO FREEDOM

How many things could be done that offer a greater sense of freedom than flying?

Mastering that three-dimensional domain to go where we want must go beyond the impressive. And I do not mean the fact of riding on a plane, but what would be, if we could, fly without appliances, just with our arms, like birds do. No engine noise, only that of our breathing and that of the touch that the wind would make against our body. Looking at the horizon or towards an easy destination to reach from the heights.

They did not “make us” to fly, the third dimension was removed from our natural trajectories and we have to unwrap in the two-dimensional terrain where, any alteration in a vertical sense supposes an effort or a relief, depending on the slope up or down.

Enjoying, for a moment, the company of these privileged is something unique. When they approach, when they look at you and when they fly with you. Of course, the moment did not last long, the seagulls have many things to do in addition to approaching humans and run the risk of being plucked as it happens to their relatives gallinaceos.

Thinking a little how your life can be, with its risks and struggles to survive, surely, it’s not a bargain. But the feeling of freedom that they project is admirable and one feels that I want and I can not suppose that I can not follow them and see how they go away until they disappear.

Putting a bird in a cage, whatever it is, is a huge act of selfishness and cruelty.

We are selfish and cruel. Make no mistake, individually there will be many people aware, but we can not attribute to our species something that does not do unanimously or at least in a very high percentage. This is how we judge: when an ape demonstrates intelligence, we do not say that this species is intelligent, because not all its components show it, it is only one or two or three, but not all. However, we attribute the intelligence, common sense, reasoning, … … …, when really intelligent … few, common sense … you already know and reasoning … your absence. Win viscerality, envy and mandriloid fanaticism by a landslide, but no, we are intelligent, which doubt fits ! We will finish intelligently with the entire planet and our epitaph will be something like … “Well, we were not that smart”.

Out of embarrassing pathos, and for what it touches me, my poor intellect gives me to see images like this and to share a magical moment in which I flew with the seagulls.

British Virgin Islands, July 2013

 

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NATURALNESS

We must, really, realize the true dimension that technological progress has reached in the last hundred years. From the radio, through the first car to finish talking about a boson or even the glimpse of the possible discovery of eternal youth.

Flying is something normal already in any mind moderately current. We got on some machines that take flight with the ease of a sparrow but with the size of fifty elephants. That flies and floats in the air with an average of 200 passengers in its belly, plus luggage and crew. We already see it with all naturalness, although it is not natural for us to fly, but it is normal to look up at the sky and see how one of those contraptions is speeding through, leaving its white mark wherever it goes.

Inside, some see a movie, others listen to music, others sleep and there are those who pray to arrive as soon as possible to an airport environment and life that some like and others suffer.

The next … teleportation, take care and look for the flies.

Manatí, Puerto Rico, January 2014.

 

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MY THEORY OF FORMS

The last photo of 2016 of my particular ‘World of Ideas’.

My “I” projected with the light of a sunset in the mountainous area of Madrid. The shadow that chases me everywhere pluriform and implacable. A faithful travel companion.

If you do shade, you exist. Nothing more and nothing less.

HAPPY 2017 !!!

May our shadow project itself to infinity and beyond.

Madrid, December 30, 2016.

 

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PURPLE RAIN

The rain generates melancholic and sad environments. That a sunny or rainy day affects many people emotionally.

The gray and blue tones induce or at least predispose to certain types of feelings and sensations and if in addition we add a bit of cold … the perfect cocktail is served. Not in vain, in the Anglo-Saxon world the allusion to the blue color refers to sadness, a blue day is a sad day, from those of picking up at home watching those films that we had pending. On the other hand it is a tremendous source of creativity for its sounds, for its reflections, for the increase of the contrast and the saturation of the colors and the halo of mystery that impregnates like a mantle everything moistened by the liquid element fallen from the heavens.

On one such occasion, I decided to go out looking for the aforementioned artistic productivity that causes rain, puddles, grays … and trees like the one that appears in the photograph, well, more specifically, its reflection in a puddle. That plot that supposed the reflection of its branches emulating the bronchi of a lung that obtained oxygen of that one environment, made me think that those so branched forms are an expression of the life, of the daily fight to exist, to breathe. At the end of the day the trees are like a lung for the atmosphere doing a much needed purifying work in the cities where we live. The sensation was very humid and there were barely a couple of hours of light left.

Why did I color it purple? Independently of being an artistic and interpretative touch of reality … it is another dimension where what was there was mixed with what I thought so that the pictorial is intertwined with the merely graphic. A unique hybrid of an instant of solitude only accompanied by the self seeking unforgettable impressions. A shot and a post-edition of brush, ink, concentration and patience with a high overdose of passion.

A wonderful and joyful act of faith that I would recommend to every person, even the most incredulous of itself, to the bluest, and even the most purple.

Madrid, February 1994.

 

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ESCAPE

There are no worse prisons than we impose on ourselves.

The ever-present social pressure of those closest to us and of the immediate environment makes many people make decisions that are not properly thought out and based on that internal whisper that gives us good things because “it is what the whole world does”, “it is what normal”. It is like a current that has to continue full of moral senses, as practical as artificial, when what should always prevail is what one truly thinks, feels and reasons he needs.

Having a critical mind makes you unpredictable for predators and for those who are not, but expect you to do “what you touch” and do not like. Pretending to live, as Loquillo said: “outside the herd”, with its own criteria and valuations, is not to the liking of a society that bases its continuity on grafting false ideas and needs into the memory of those who compose it. Ideas and lies that benefit a few and enslave the rest and in which, to a greater or lesser extent, we all enter the cloth, almost always without knowing.

One of the keys is to value our time, because it is the most valuable asset we have, it is irrecoverable and can not be bought.

We must regain control over our vital time and escape.

P.D .: Do not do this at home, it can be dangerous. Children can begin to practice it always in the company of an adult.

Alcobendas, November 2016.

 

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