27/X

by María Olaondo (jump to English version)

El fracaso de las ensoñaciones
Las ilusiones equivocadas
El lento paso del tiempo
La fugacidad de las pasiones
La enigmática esencia de la vida
Somera y profunda a la vez
Que nos envuelve cuando tenemos calor
y se escurre cuando tenemos frío
Que nos colma de nostalgia
al evocar momentos en que fuimos
ahora que no somos
Con duda y angustia
por no saber cómo afrontarla

Nos arrojaron a este mundo
Cuánto durará la estancia
Qué cimas alcanzar
Nadie nos dijo jamás

Los pájaros no pueden volar eternamente. Los sueños sí. Pero serán eso: ideas, imágenes, aspiraciones…irreales. El ideal necesita de la acción para penetrar la realidad.

Dos caminos se abren ante nosotros: a un lado una realidad erigida en la falacia, al otro un camino en busca de la verdad. Anestesia o dolor. Ignorancia o sabiduría. Compañía o soledad.

 

English version:

27/X

The failure of our daydreams
Our mistaken hopes
The slow passing of time
Our ephemeral passions
The enigmatic essence of life
Both shallow and deep
That wraps around us
When we are warm
And strips us down
When we are cold
That fills us up with yearning
While we evoke moments in which we were
Now that we are not
With doubt and angst
For not knowing how to approach it

We were thrown into this world
How long will we stay
What summits shall we reach
We have not been told.

Birds cannot fly eternally. Dreams can. But they will be just that: ideas, images, aspirations… illusory. The dream requires action to break into reality.

Two roads open before us: to our left, a reality built on a fallacy; to our right, a path in search for truth. Numbness or pain. Ignorance or wisdom. Companionship or loneliness.


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