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Again, no one

From a famous writer or celebrity, to a WordPress.com blogger or someone close to you — who would you like to be your biographer?

I was about to write a new post about this theme when I searched in my archives and I saw that I was going to answer exactly the same than a year and a half ago when this prompt was published for the first time: I don’t want to bother anyone with my biography. I’m sure that no serious writer would be interested in my little adventures as an immigrant child in Spain and later as a Journalist with a no so happy end. To don’t talk about the little interest my story would have for the big audience.

There is nothing special about me. I can write my memories by myself. Or share them little by little through this blog. Remain in the memory of the people I don’t know is not in my dreams.

The only interesting thing about my life is the historical facts I have witnessed first hand: the establishment of the democracy in Spain after decades of dictatorship, the hard years of terrorism, the rupture of Yugoslavia and the Balkans War, and the current political crisis in countries of the European Union, among other happenings. But everything about those years and their facts is already written in books and press reports.

My little story in the middle of all that, has no interest at all. I’ve met many people during my career whose lives deserve a book and they have not an author.

Your Life, the Book.

 

Author:

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.

6 thoughts on “Again, no one

  1. And yet it is often the so-called unimportant small things that are the most interesting. I am sure you could write a good book from your view of things.

    1. You really think so? That’s encouraging! But I think I have a lot of work to do with the memories of my parents before.

  2. I understand your point of vies, but I also think that it is because we often think our stories are not interesting or improtant enough, or have already been told a million times, that the history of past that we learn is always writen “by the victors”. I am extremly loving the advance of technology because it lets me share and peek into the “small” lives and memories of people I have never met in person. I think it is something to treasure and re-read, even if a million times 🙂

    1. You’re right. There are millions of interesting and exciting stories behind history. Some of them worth to be known to understand what really happened 🙂

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