Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Barriers

Tengo pesadillas muy a menudo. He tenido una pesadilla en la que, arrastrando a mis hijas para salir de un atolladero, sólo encontraba barreras. Una tras otra, no acababan.
Algunas aparentemente amables, otras agresivas como hechas de fuego, otras invisibles e inesperadas. Una tras otra, no acababan. Me he despertado.
Pero desde entonces veo barreras, que no dejan de ser a veces limitaciones impuestas o autoimpuestas, en todas direcciones.

I have nightmares often. I've had a nightmare where I was dragging mi girls out of a nightmarish situation and I only run into barriers. One by one, never ending.
Some looked kind, some agressive as made of fire, some were invisible or unexpected. One by one, never ending. I've woken up.
Ever since I only see barriers everywhere, as my impossed or selfimpossed limits. In every direction.

So, there's always a ceiling... Siempre hay un techo...


as you always stand on a floor... cuando te yergues sobre el suelo...


closed doors... puertas cerradas...

arquitecture containing us... la arquitectura nos contiene...

we date everything... ponemos fecha a todo...

too much time wasted waiting... demasiado tiempo esperando...

the weather changes my life at its will...
el tiempo cambia mi vida a su placer...

aesthetics dominates us... la estética nos domina...

fashion limit us... la moda nos enjaula...

fear restrain us... el miedo nos retrae...

our skills define us... nuestra destreza nos encasilla..

rules give us a sense and direction... las normas nos dirigen...

our relationships dominate our lifes...
nuestras relaciones sociales dominan nuestras vidas...

we each have our barriers. we build them. we like them.
todos tenemos barreras. las construimos. y nos gustan.


yes, we all have our limits
sí, todos tenemos nuestros límites

Today's music:
Leonard Cohen

19 comments:

Jorge said...

Hay que cenar más ligero...

Aran said...

yo me pongo muchas barreras... se que no suena muy cool pero es cierto. sin ellas me siento que me puedo caer en el abismo... que triste no?

FruensWerk said...

Love these...:D The photos and the text :D

karina said...

Esti, Mis sueños han sido terribles en mu vida, pesadillas de niña, alguno premonitorio de grande y ultimamente los tomo como mensajes y me ayudan a resolver ciertos temas, tengo una amiga que le pasa lo mismo y hemos comenzado un blog donde de vez en cuando posteamos ciertos sueñOs,http://yesterdaydreamt.blogspot.com/
si te interesa participar estas invitada,hacemelo saber.

♥ Tiny Red said...

si, eso es verdad!

muy lindas las fotos como representaciones de la idea :)

instantanés said...

No time for bloging this days (summer time, take care of the children) ... but when i come back it's always a pleasure to come here ! Great this pictures and your words ... i like you point of view ! And CONGRATULATION for your book !!!! That's GREAT !!! :) Beijos

Anonymous said...

Thinking about our personnal barriers is hard, especially if we have built them around us. Interesting post.

anne

aimee said...

i think about this concept all the time, esti. sometimes i feel so constrained by limits, yet other times i feel like i can't operate without them. it depends on the situation and my frame of mind at the time.

this is one of the most beautiful posts you've written.

yasu said...

love this series:)always inspiring!

Katrina said...

i absolutely love that photo of the swing & shadow. my goodness.

flossy-p said...

wow, that IS a lot to think about. I never really thought of it that way before... Maybe next time you should try to dream that you're in a Matrix like world where you can influence the elements around you and bend and smear them to suit you. :)

Rina said...

Esti que hermosas imágenes. En la última entrada de mi blog le di un premio a tu blog, porque es uno de mis favoritos!

Esti said...

flossy, I should be posting my happy dreams too, ha, ha... otherwise I sound too dark, serious or something. I didn't realize when I was writting my mind down after having the nightmare... It'd be great to shape reality at our will, like in Matrix :)

rina, gracias!

.girl ferment. said...

wow.well said.
xx

Jorge said...

Supongo que depende de como tengas el día, pero yo no veo las barreras como tales, sino como referencias que marcan el camino. No podemos ser más que una persona a la vez, así que es absurdo lamentarse por todo lo que no podemos hacer (que en el fondo es casi todo).

Me hace gracia como las personas queremos ser libres, poder elegir y luchamos y hasta morimos por ello, pero cuando lo conseguimos nos entra el vertigo y rogamos que alguien nos meta en una jaula y nos simplifique la vida.

Ya esta bien que tenga que poner yo la nota optimista ¿no? jajj...

Ciara said...

But we do shape our reality! Really! If you keep that in mind and try it you will be amazed! Of course we all have limits, it's how we know who we are. But the trick is to be master of them and decide where they go and not the other way around!

Oh. I love how you make me think and smile and wonder!

when skies are grey said...

This was a great read, nicely done.

Christine said...

A beautiful, moving text. And such a great guidance you have been given. Dream are always so helpful, telling us, while we are still, the everyday matters we should take time to look at. You are lucky:)Lovely pictures too.

indian yarn said...

EXtremely beautiful..
anrosh