Day 1: Lufthansa flight LH-smth-smth from Munich to New Delhi. Am un déjà vu. Or better yet, un déjà vécu. Au trecut 4 ore din zbor. Le-am numărat în poezie și Amélie Poulain. Urmează un documentar cu Frida Kahlo. And my first airplane meditation session.
Have you ever tried to make yourself likeable and to impress your date with your accomplishments? I have. Certainly, in an imperceptible way, but still, my goal was to make the guy like me. Normal, some might say. Pathetic, some might think. But a reality nonetheless. An exhausting reality, if I may add.
It has been a difficult year. The most difficult so far, I would say. And I thought I drew all my conclusions and learned all my lessons through the introspection work I had done in the past couple of months. But, after countless crying sessions, carried out pretty much on a daily basis, I finally saw it clearly: 404, écran noir.
După o perioadă în care m-a încercat o stare de apatie de cea mai pură esență, urmată de un profund sentiment de culpabilitate presărat cu stări de anxietate, m-am gândit să-mi pun pe foaie gândurile. Sau pe blog, dacă tot sunt owner de punct com. Înțelegeți voi.
Have you ever wondered about the mental strain of hearing your partner say ‘Yeah, I think I’m gonna grab that penguin”?
All jokes aside, I will confess right from the start: yes, this game is simply charming. That comes as no surprise, considering the quality of the components, the illustrations that show a very detailed artwork and the theme that feels both universal and original.
As someone who reads and explores languages and cultures, I always felt like I’ve just carried on playing the way I did as a child, mostly through literature and travelling, but also by laughing wholeheartedly and enjoying life one experience at a time. However, during these past two years, I rediscovered the word “play” in its literal sense: I started to play board games with my partner. And it completely reshaped my life.