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If your life were a movie, what would its soundtrack be like? What songs, instrumental pieces, and other sound effects would be featured on the official soundtrack album?

The sound effect of a circus. With a happy and confident music of a marching band for the opening. Then, silence. A drum roll, warning that something dangerous is going to happen… and the cymbal crash. Success. An ovation. The band plays music again. Silence.  Drum roll. Cymbal crash. Ovation, and so on.

Silence. The sound of the drums fills everything… But there is not Ciymbal crash, but a sound effect of a fall and a violent collision with the floor. A final dreadful silence.

I was going to write “The end”, but I’m alive, and I guess I can get up and continue the soundtrack with a quiet, brief, instrumental music, expressing hope.


Cue the Violins.


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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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