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Reflection | To my ex: thank you because now I know what love is not.

Hello stranger
stranger because I don’t know you
because even though we were together long enough
the person I am is a total stranger to me
stranger because the person I thought I knew is not… does not exist.
because I realize that I fell in love
of the idea of you that I myself believe
and not who you really are …

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If we ever meet again – PoisonYvs

If we ever meet again – Irene Jotadé

Por si nos volvemos a encontrar – Irene Jotadé

Everything happens because of something so if in the future we cross paths again, I hope you know how to interpret the signs that surround us, which may be in our favor.

That day when we see each other on the street or in any bar I promise to help you smile because I know you will too.

I do not know how long it will have been, maybe it still hurts today I have felt for another after you and I only have love to give you. who knows … maybe your voice will shake when you see me.

it may be something uncomfortable or on the contrary as if nothing had ever happened despite the fact that everything but nothing happened.

I don’t want to think what will happen but I want to imagine all the possible situations that may take place so that nothing is caught by surprise.

if we meet again at any corner anywhere
I would like to tell you that I do not hate you that what we had stayed in a place in the past willing to be remembered because when you want to continue remembering someone it is because I made you smile more than cry.

I will talk to you. I would ask you what is your life.
If you have fulfilled all the dreams that you had to fulfill or if at least you are in it.

We would look at each other, our stomach clenched because it would be strange to see each other again after that goodbye that was final.
and would you know about me? I think so. It may not be the same when we meet but what’s inside is still intact. Who knows.

Maybe you are more up to date with what happens to me than me or not and I am only a ghost of your mind because if we cross again I would like us not to talk about us or what we had of what we leave on the edge of the abyss.

we will see as if we were friends who meet again after a few days apart talking about everything and nothing.
leaving to our minds what the mouth will not want to tell us and after meeting we will not each go on with their lives as always with something different that we meet again.

and again, start over …

Still Loving You…PoisonYvs

Journey – Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) cover by Sershen&Zaritskaya feat. Kim and Shturmak

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Society of the Sojourner – Part III (Moving to The Netherlands)

As I mentioned in part II, a psychic told me I would move overseas – to a place surrounded by water. 

I honestly never thought of living in Europe until I came to the Amsterdam Central train station to meet up with someone. That day it changed my life forever.

Most of the time, I never felt like home. I have this ‘melancolia‘  or ‘saudade‘ as we say in Portuguese. The Dutch have a nice word for it ‘Heimwee‘. I was missing stuff from home.

One day you are riding a Corvette the next you’re riding a bike in Holland. Life is so wonderful unpredictable sometimes.

Working in Holland with a high cost of living and high taxes is not a good reason to move there so there must be a convincing motive ….love. Nothing else, nothing less. I came here for love.

How romantic but romance alone cannot get you far. I always regarded myself as an independent person, and not the marrying kind. But that changed dramatically when I saw Yvs. The moment I look into to Yvs eyes I saw myself holding a ring.

The Dutch always find a good reason to buy flowers for their loved ones. Call me crazy but I fell head over heels in love with Yvs.

The long-distance relationship was not working out. So I packed my bags and moved to Holland.

Holland, a country full of Dutch people. The open-minded, laidback Dutch. The warm, the cozy and the nosy Dutch. The Dutch with their big mouth for such a small country. Strange and different from all of us.

Everything is Holland is so regulated.  And who has to pay for all of this? Me and You. Making more than 55K euros a year means paying more taxes (52%). And before making any money at all, you have to register with the local government called ‘city council’ then get a SOFI or BIN number. They make me felt like a number.  Lost amount creatures from another planet, with different traditions, rules and regulations.

There is a lot of good stuff too. Like public transport. Always on time and well-organized. But how hard can it be in such a small country? And food, how should I put it? They have this very unique Ollie-bollen, or (Oliebollen) or Dutch doughnuts. There are my favorites but only available between Christmas and New Year’s eve.

The Dutch Language? To me and to many foreigners, Dutch sounds like you are spitting up. However, the good thing about Holland, most Dutch speak good English. It is advisable, however, to master the local language.

Dutch or no Dutch. I always say ‘Home is where the heart is‘ and that’s got nothing to do with words. It is a feeling.

The Dutch are not the friendliest people you will ever meet. If you are expecting service with a smile you will get “we are working on it“.

The Dutch like the climate. Sometimes it rains. Sometimes it rains.

I’ve had my moments of doubts but I have no regrets. I enjoy every minute of my new life with Yvs. If I had a chance to go back in time, I’d do it all over again, right now.

Until the next Society of the Sojourner IV -to be continued. Until then…

 

Anayansi Gamboa, MPM, an EDC Developer Consultant and clinical programmer for the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry with more than 13 years of experience.

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Dov’è l’amore – Non c’e nessuno – Dov’e se, amore mio

“Dov’e L’Amore”

Dov’e se adesso
Dov’e se, amore mioDov’e l’amore
Dov’e l’amore
I cannot tell you of my love
Here is my storyI’ll sing a love song
Sing it for you alone
Though you’re a thousand miles away
The feeling so strong

Come to me, baby
Don’t keep me waiting
Another night without you here
And I’ll go crazy

There is no other, there is no other
No other love can take your place
Or match the beauty of your face
I’ll keep on singing ’til the day
I carry you away
With my love song
With my love song

Dov’e l’amore
Dov’e l’amore
Where are you now, my love?
I need you here to hold me

Whispered so sweetly
Feel my heart beating
I need to hold you in my arms
I want you near me

Come to me, baby
Don’t keep me waiting
Another night without you here
And I’ll go crazy

There is no other, there is no other
No other love can take your place
Or match the beauty of your face
I’ll keep on singing ’til the day
I carry you away
With my love song
With my love song

Non c’e nessuno
Non c’e nessuno
Non c’e nessuno
Bello come te, e ti amo

[English translation:
There is no other
There is no other
There is no other
As beautiful as you, and I love you]

Come to me, baby
Come to me, baby
Another night without you here
And I’ll go crazy

There is no other there is no other
No other love can take your place
Or match the beauty of your face
I’ll keep on singing ’til the day
I carry you away
With my love song
With my love song
With my love song
With my love song

Where’s the Love – By Cher from the Believe album

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I still Cry – Ilse Delange

I Still Cry
I’m making flowers out of paper
While darkness takes the afternoon
I know that they won’t last forever
But real ones fade away to soon
I still cry sometimes when I remember you
I still cry sometimes when I hear your name
I said goodbye and I know you’re alright now
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry
It’s just that I recall September
It’s just that I still hear your song
It’s just I can’t seem to remember
Forever more those days are gone
I still cry sometimes when I remember you
I still cry sometimes when I hear your name
I said goodbye and I know you’re alright now
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry
I still cry sometimes when I remember you
I still cry sometimes when I hear your name
I said goodbye and I know you’re alright now
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry
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