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Those little things

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You have to write a message to someone dear to you, telling that person how much he/she means to you. However — instead of words, you can only use 5-10 objects to convey your emotions. Which objects do you choose, and what do they mean

Who knows? A cup of hot coffee, a picture, an unexpected little gift, a plane ticket to travel to Croatia… The key is not the object, but the love behind each thing, big or little, we give to the person we love. There Is a song I like by a Spanish singer named Joan Manuel Serrat, that came to my mind immediately when I saw the topic of today’s prompt. Here is my translation. Is called Those Little Things.

One believes
that time and absence
killed them
But their train took
round trip tickets
They are those little things
that left us
a time of roses
in a corner,
in a piece of paper
or in a drawer.
Just like a thief
they are lurking us
behind the door
They have us so at their mercy,
as dead leaves ,
that the wind drags here and there.
They smile sadly at you and…
they make us that
we cry when nobody see us

The Language of Things.


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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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