Being the father of this wonderful little guy makes me try to see things always from his perspective and I really enjoy it. It is back to the basics, but also (re)discovering the magic just around the corner. The little details of a voyage to the park become important. Playing with the fallen leaves on the sidewalk, jumping on all those metal plates on NYC sidewalks to hear the sounds, stopping to watch a dog pass by, all those cars, busy people, bikes, police sirens etc. For me, every time I take him out it’s like a little adventure when I realize what it could mean for him. I try my best to be a partner in getting to know things, understand how they work, react and also just having fun.
Moving from Buenos Aires to NY is not easy for a child his age. All his world gets shaken pretty heavily. So we try our best to build a new world around him. This is why I chose to make a map out of all those little adventures, to understand what is the story we’re presenting him, and what else could we discover together.
A few more days
A final Hi meeting
The local neighborhood bar has a quiet time between six and nine. It is a place that specializes in coffee, beer and seasonal menus. There is just enough of each for a satisfying snack and effective buzz. After the time when the laptop lids close and before the social gatherings start -- there is a sort of twilight*. Often this time is a fugitive ground rife with creative inspiration and meditative work -- of the kind that results in personal reward.*twilight may refer to civil, nautical or astronomical variety depending on your social or terrestrial condition
A man positions his mouse on the edge of his browser window. He clicks, holds and drags the viewport first left then right. The content of a video game promo micro site responds and adapts to the available space. To the man, this is more delightful than the game itself.
A man laboriously moves his piano down three levels onto the subway platform. Classic vocals and strided chords -- he played so well I swore he was blind. Oblivious to the heat on that August stage, he was most in touch with his audience -- whom he elevated with his music.
A woman should do exactly as she pleases no matter what a man may think.
As the Dalai Lama once said, "It is a time when there is much in the window, but nothing in the room."
"No one understands me," she said. Her grandmother was silent for a minute. It seemed she was searching for an answer in the star speckled sky. "But no one understands anyone in this world, darling. We are all unique. It is what gives us a sense of wonder."