Does it Always Have to Hurt?

Does it Always Have to Hurt?

Red Boots
Difficulties, suffering. Sleepless days of anxiety or exhaustion. Lifespans of daily labors, hard effort. No intervals. People that try hard, that expect a lot from themselves, people that are always doing something. People on the brink of collapse, tired, losing focus, losing their edges. Disciplinarians on their goals, not complacent with their lives. And then, those people of great talents, sucking out life. People with abundant natural beauty, great toned voices, flexible athletic bodies, self-made visual artists, genius mathematician who can prove things on the spot with confidence, wondrous philosophers of life with acute articulation, they give you one phrase and that phrase carries you through the day sprinkled with meaning and substance, people that have this charisma of being liked almost immediately as you meet them, champions of social…
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A Conscious Relationship

A Conscious Relationship

Red Boots
  There was an article today about animals, dogs and cats in particular, and how they are perceived to be the last authentic connection to a paradise lost. Mainly because they love you without judging or thinking about it and because they have this amazing ability to stay in their present, to live their life without contemplating about death, like us human do throughout our lives. The article took for granted that animals have no consciousness, thus they act only through their free, natural instincts. I am more skeptical about that. I do not think we know everything that there is to know about animals. I don’t understand how humanity is so certain that animals do not have consciousness and they do not think about death in general or their…
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Under a Different Star

Under a Different Star

Red Boots
We are all born under a different star. Some things that happen have nothing to do with us. Others no matter how much we try, still will not have to do anything with us. Sad, unfair, discomforting or not, things not always work their way towards our way. Meetings don’t always take place, hearts hurt, brains break down, the body gets sick and the Soul feels absent.    It takes us decays to admit that “this, has nothing to do with me” and not feel guilty or as failure, as if we had not given our best intentions and tries, as if we were not carefully leaning our ears to hear the tone of the times and extending our palms to touch the edges of our opportunities. I feel a…
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