A bilingual existence

  “Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.” –Roland Barthes I. Idiomas/languages: Origins Little scraps of paper with small hands’ handwriting in Spanish and English hung along theContinue reading “A bilingual existence”

Thoughts on the origins of judiciary language in Spanish

Venezuela, where I was born and raised, is a country in South America, where the official language is Spanish, as well as several indigenous languages. The fact that Venezuelans speak Spanish means that, as most Hispanic nations, Venezuela was colonized by the Spanish. It is in that former empire that we must look in orderContinue reading “Thoughts on the origins of judiciary language in Spanish”

Before the flight [Draft I]

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” ― Anaïs Nin There’s nothing like the thrill of international air travel. Nothing can get me as high or as intoxicated as the sheer prospect of knowing the exact date, time, gate, seat and final destination of the next series ofContinue reading “Before the flight [Draft I]”

(0212) Gran Caracas [draft I]

Thick, ashy smog; Cool breeze rustling through mango trees A symphony of honking and hydraulic hisses: buses Countless stray dogs bark hungry, scrounging bones from leftover tin box lunches The bent sound of brassy salsa brava escaping a zooming car incessant chatter, thousands of anonymous voices fill ears with desire, humor, and argument Taxi driverContinue reading “(0212) Gran Caracas [draft I]”

Attak

September 29, 2011 [12:22am] Little voices and pained groans were lulling down, as they intermingled into the evening; hushed distress in tiny individual worlds that struggle to comprehend basic reality, at least in the conventional sense. Decelerating energy, left behind in cluttered rec room with the sound of emptying bathtub drains and scattered tick-tock signalingContinue reading “Attak”