All posts by Alvaro Romero-Perez

Eternal life (To the memory of my brother)

Your last kiss tasted earthy…
                          like morning dew…
It was October already.
   Raggedy clouds hung from the sky,
   cranes flying south sang a song for us…
                                           asking us to stay together.
You asked me to hold your hand
                             Instead I gave you a rainy day.

Tomorrow…

                     Tomorrow you are going back to dust…

                                              and the day after we will be rain.

The Appeal of Donald Trump to the Ignorant and Stupid

For many americans been politically correct has become a problem. There are many things people can’t say because they are afraid and in a sense it has limited our capacity to communicate. It is true, that our society has shaped our vocabulary because we became abusive and intransigente. That’s why we can say “Black People”, instead we have to say “African Americans”. We are afraid of saying that somebody is “fat” because we don’t want to hurt such person’s sensitiveness. Instead we have to say that “she is Curvy” or that he has “Some Extra Pound”. The list just goes on and on.
We can say that linguistically speaking we have lost our freedom. We want to be able to say what we want without been afraid of getting interrupted to make us aware that we are been politically incorrect, but the millions of people that abused that freedom ruined for the rest of us.
At the end of the day, we don’t care. We have so many other was to express what we want to say that it is ok for us, we can survive with those limitations. It is for the abusers, the ones that raised their voices too loud, those are the ones that want to say things but they can’t. merely because they are afraid of what the rest would say.
For the stupid and ignorant Donald trump is a hero. here they found a voice that can speak for them and flap his jaws without any remorse, absurdly unapologetic. Those are the people that support him and encourage his behavior. Because he can say things that they might be truth in some context but here in his speeches they sound like a general true statement. For instance… It is true that some immigrants from mexico are rapist. it’s that a general statement? does it apply to every person that crossed the border? Certainly not! Most of the people that crossed the border illegally from mexico have families and a job. many of them have businesses and many of them you would never guess they came here illegally. But now we have all the descendants of the almost extinct Tea Party getting excited because someone is voicing what they didn’t have the courage to say.
many people think hi is right when he said that Sen John McCain is not a hero. All of them applauded and cheered him because all of the sudden somebody has say what they thought off but didn’t have the bowls to say it. The never stopped to think that if it is true that getting caught doesn’t make you a hero, Going straight beyond the enemy line, risking your life and surviving the ordeal makes you a hero. All those things Donald Trump never had a chance to experience because he was to busy trying to pull the silver spoon that he got stuck way up in his us so he could scratch his ass with it.
So, as far a we are concerned he is going to continue to talk the way he’s been doing it as long as the crowd continues cheering him. Some other are following suit because they just found out that people likes this kind of stupidity. people like Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz are not going to stop for nothing. They are going to offend anybody that they think needs to be offended just to attract the crowd that Donald Trump is attracting right now. You are going to see them embracing causes the likes of the confederate flag because there is a political gain in doing so. They are going to continue been loud and bold. Donald Trump is going to pick up more steam, and if the members of the GOP don’t act fast and expel him he is going to become a leading force inside his party.
Before we have Sara Palin. She was the voice of the ignorant. She, at the rythm of “drill Baby drill” Arouse and brought out the radical extremist that eventually gave life to the Tea Party. The country was involved in a blanket of extremism the even the KKK came out of the shadows tho show their support. Now Donald Trump has inherited that flag and at the rythm of stupidity he’s leading the country again into an escalade of violence that one day is going the come out of hand with consequences that we can only guess at best.

Can you say I love you with a song?

It is rather common for people in love to send each other songs they favorite and deem romantic o have a message they want to say themselves but find it easier to let the song say it for them.

   The risk in using this method to conquer somebody’s heart is that many times songs have two sides and we don’t know which part of the song the other person is going to listen or pay attention to. 
   Let’s take for example the song ‘We Should Be’ by Trey songs that recently a girl I was talking to sent me:
When I listen to the songs first paragraph:

                                                 Baby, you’re lookin’ so lovely,
                                                 I’m thinkin’ bout you lovin’ me.
                                                 Kissin me, touchin’ me.
                                                 Lookin’ so lovely, 
                                                 I’m thinkin bout you lovin’ me.
                                                 Kissin me, touchin’ me.

My immediate assumption was that she wanted to get close so we could have some fun sex… but judgin by her attitude next day I realized she was focusing in the second paragraph:

                                                 I promised you
                                                 I’d take you out.
                                                 Enjoy your night,
                                                 out on the town.
                                                 Light dinner and
                                                 some champagne.
                                                 You deserve the best
                                                 of the finer thangs.
                                                 Girl tonight you couldn’t look
                                                 any better.
                                                 Amazingly irresistable.
                                                 I can see it in my mind,
                                                 baby you and I,
                                                 later on tonight
                                                 makin love.
Here, I realized she was thinking more in the romantic aproach to a relationship, which implies a nice romatic dinner. But as you can see, the same song sent two different messages and who is to tell which one is the one the person who receives the song is thinking about.

Another example I came across Was when I was flirting with a girl. As we talked she sent me a text with this “If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?” (from Poetic Justice of Kendrick Lamar) and right after a link to YouTube to Johnny Rain’s LLWH.
 So, I’m listetening to the song and I hear this part:

                                                You have my love
                                                You have my heart
                                                You’ve got everything that tore us apart
                                                This is why I neveAnnotater learn to trust correctly
                                                We both know you could never just forget me
                                                I’d love you if you ever really let me
                                                Would you let me?

So I think ‘well, we are into each other, things are looking great’ But as I continue listening this part hits me:

                                                You’re standing there
                                                With an empty look of envy
                                                You ain’t come prepared
                                                You don’t have to see what’s in me
                                                Girl, I’m one to care
                                                And I’m ridin’ where the simps be
                                                I swear they tryna get me
                                                Woah
                                                Fuck you think this is?
                                                Look what you did to me
                                                You fucking piece of shit
                                                I’m everything that you pretend to be
                                                I thought that we were meant to be
                                                Now just
                                                             … Fuck you

So here I got confused again… Does she love me or she thinks I am a piece of shit?

As you can see in those two examples, a song can send different message than the one you were thinking about. You might get lucky and the other person would get the one you intended, but chances are is not going to work like that. For some reason when is about love relationships we get to sensitive, either about falling to hard or been too skeptical. As in any case, when we send a song or when we receive it we only hear what we want to hear and we don’t think of how the other person is going to perceive it.

I am not saying that you should stop using songs to express your feelings, but if you are going to do it, better analyze the whole song and think how the other person is going to read it before you send it… that way you know that the right message was delivered.

Can you say I love you with a song?

It is rather common for people in love to send each other songs they favorite and deem romantic o have a message they want to say themselves but find it easier to let the song say it for them.

   The risk in using this method to conquer somebody’s heart is that many times songs have two sides and we don’t know which part of the song the other person is going to listen or pay attention to.

   Let’s take for example the song ‘We Should Be’ by Trey songs that recently a girl I was talking to sent me:

When I listen to the songs first paragraph:

                                                 Baby, you’re lookin’ so lovely,

                                                 I’m thinkin’ bout you lovin’ me.

                                                 Kissin me, touchin’ me.

                                                 Lookin’ so lovely,

                                                 I’m thinkin bout you lovin’ me.

                                                 Kissin me, touchin’ me.

My immediate assumption was that she wanted to get close so we could have some fun sex… but judgin by her attitude next day I realized she was focusing in the second paragraph:

                                                 I promised you

                                                 I’d take you out.

                                                 Enjoy your night,

                                                 out on the town.

                                                 Light dinner and

                                                 some champagne.

                                                 You deserve the best

                                                 of the finer thangs.

                                                 Girl tonight you couldn’t look

                                                 any better.

                                                 Amazingly irresistable.

                                                 I can see it in my mind,

                                                 baby you and I,

                                                 later on tonight

                                                 makin love.

Here, I realized she was thinking more in the romantic aproach to a relationship, which implies a nice romatic dinner. But as you can see, the same song sent two different messages and who is to tell which one is the one the person who receives the song is thinking about.

Another example I came across Was when I was flirting with a girl. As we talked she sent me a text with this “If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?” (from Poetic Justice of Kendrick Lamar) and right after a link to YouTube to Johnny Rain’s LLWH.

So, I’m listetening to the song and I hear this part:

You have my love

You have my heart

You’ve got everything that tore us apart

This is why I neveAnnotater learn to trust correctly

We both know you could never just forget me

I’d love you if you ever really let me

Would you let me?

So I think ‘well, we are into each other, things are looking great’ But as I continue listening this part hits me:

You’re standing there

With an empty look of envy

You ain’t come prepared

You don’t have to see what’s in me

Girl, I’m one to care

And I’m ridin’ where the simps be

I swear they tryna get me

Woah

Fuck you think this is?

Look what you did to me

You fucking piece of shit

I’m everything that you pretend to be

I thought that we were meant to be

Now just

… Fuck you

So here I got confused again… Does she love me or she thinks I am a piece of shit?

As you can see in those two examples, a song can send different message than the one you were thinking about. You might get lucky and the other person would get the one you intended, but chances are is not going to work like that. For some reason when is about love relationships we get to sensitive, either about falling to hard or been too skeptical. As in any case, when we send a song or when we receive it we only hear what we want to hear and we don’t think of how the other person is going to perceive it.

I am not saying that you should stop using songs to express your feelings, but if you are going to do it, better analyze the whole song and think how the other person is going to read it before you send it… that way you know that the right message was delivered.

In my home…

In My Home…
       
    There are places where the wind does not blow,
    and a light beams are littered by dust.       
    A silent place with a few whispers,         
    falling down, from my ears to my heart.
    And now, you are inner,
    walking slowly by its rooms,
    Looking at its walls,
    touching with your hands.
   There is nothing to fear about,
                      nothing to hear,
                            to see…
                                 But me.
 

It is love… I know

It is love… I know.

And she said, ‘why do you say you love me
if you don’t even know me?
And I said… I don’t know!
It just happened! I can’t explain…
Maybe is your eyes,
Maybe is your ass…
                      but I just don’t know.


I know, is not your conversation,
nor your fashion style…
But when you talk and when you walk.
when you look at me from afar,
when I look at you from behind
                              I know…. is love.

How did it happen, you ask.
I just don’t know, I say.
You keep asking the same question
over and over.
And I keep avoiding the answer,
but I am giving it to you now…
This is the answer… I just don’t know.

You say: How do you say you love me?
If you don’t even know me?
And I say… I don’t know.
                     I can’t explain it,
                            It just happened.
                               Maybe is your eyes…
                                  or maybe is your ass.

But I know is not your conversation.
I know is not your fashion style.
I know. When you talk and when you walk.
When you look at me from afar,
when I look at you from behind…
                                  I know is love!

If we are going to rationalize love.
If we are going to measure it by words.
Then… what’s the point?
It’s not going to lead us anywhere.
And I’m not going to feel love no more.

For me, all what counts it’s what I feel.
I don’t want it in words.
I don’t want to say: It’s because your are smart…
                                                     Why lie?
I don’t want to say, ‘It’s because you’re funny!
                                      maybe you are not!
I don’t want to say, Its because we are a match…
                                                we don’t match.

What I want to say, is what I said.
All I want to say is that it may be your eyes…
but most likely is your ass!
All I want to say is what I feel,
all I want to say is what I see.
And I know what I see…
When I see you walking away from me!

I’t not your conversation what I like.
It’s not that you are successful…
…So, no. Is not your conversation.
                                  It might be your eyes…
But for sure is your ass…

Yesterday it was waving at me goodbye
If this is goodbye…
So this is goodbye!

Crossing the Line… When it doesn’t matter anymore

When somebody crosses the line, anything that happens right after it doesn’t matter. The opinion of others it doesn’t matter, and trying to hide it is pointless… at that point everyone has to assume responsibility for what’s been done and act accordingly.

So let’s talk about love. One of the most common situations of crossing the line is when you, been in a relationship (married or just dating) falls in love for another person and actually admit to the other person that you love him (her). Maybe you didn’t kiss or have sex, maybe it was just flirting… the fact here is that you crossed the line when you admitted to yourself that you where in love with somebody else. At that point you can repeat for yourself as many times as you want that nothing happen and that you didn’t cheat… fact is, something happen and in your heart you did cheat.
the good news here is that if your partner didn’t find out, life can continue as always and you can pretend, even to yourself, that things are the same. So you crossed the line and whether you saty in your relationship of your new love, it doesn’t matter anymore!

Another situation is about respect. All couples eventually have an argument about something. Money, work, jealousy etc. Some people rise their voice very easily, some other ones are more thoughtful but everyone says things that regret later. The real problem comes in the first time that you say the F word to your partner. Arguing and sating harsh words is common, but the first time you say ‘Fuck you” breaks the line of respect the very rarely is gain back again. After that thing can just escalate and get worst, the frequency will increase and unhappiness will settle in in the relationship.

In the same line with the last topic is sex. (This apply mostly to men). Experimenting sexually is inherit to any love relationship, but as humans we come from many different backgrounds and not everything is for everybody. There are conservative values and liberal values and many time they meet in a love relationship without any advise. Then it comes loving and pushing the bar. Man or woman sometimes don’t expect things that seem normal to their partners and when is time to perform they might tingh of the other the worst. If a liberal woman in a relationship with a conservative guy try her best he is going to think of her as a whore, he is going to start questioning her background, how many sexual partners she has had and become jealous.
A liberal guy will try to experiment and lead things to something more kinky every time and eventually fuck her in the ass… nothing wrong there, she is  going to freak out and refuse, or accept. she is going to question what he has done in the past with other woman but at the end of the day she’ll ponder her love and his love and decide if she’ll take it… no worries there, but the line has been crossed.

It is well known that man are more sexually driven than woman… Don get confused, woman are just as horny as man, but woman relate sex more with love than guys. Man can have sex anytime with any woman just like that. woman can have sex just the same but when in a relationship the mood has to be right.
Many times guys are drunk or high and they get horny. when the hit the bed all they want is to fuck… the mood is not right that time and they force their way and have sex with a partner that is very annoyed, maybe even upset… that it still ok… But when things are awry and he forces his way to sex pushing his weight (namely money, looks or brute force) then the line is crossed… she may stay for long time in that relationship, but her mind would be some where… probably thinking about how to find her way out, because she or he have crossed the line.

Then it comes violence. This is the worst of the breaking points. There is not much to say… maybe.  There are many people that like it rough, but they are the exception. In most cases when one partner forces it way on sex the other is going to get hurt and the memory won’t fade away… when that happens the relationship would be dead no matter what, they have crossed the line.

And this is the one I really want to talk about
The age difference. In a normal society it is normal to accept a difference in age. You can be call a sugar daddy or a cougar… same thing. 
Normally people are willing to accept a fifty percent difference in age. and whenever you go above or below that difference then you know that you have crossed the line. From there it doesn’t matter the difference… as they say, ‘Same difference’. If you are twenty and you are dating someone that is forth two, you may as well date someone that is fifty. or if you are fifty and you are dating someone that is thirthy, you may as well date someone that is  eighteen. My point is that once you cross the fifty percent difference, nothing makes a difference. Here the only thing that you have to face is the fact that seldom you”l be call a daughter or son of your partner. As long as you are unconscious of this it wont matter, you’ll be happy for as long as you love your older partner. I have met many people;e that are attracted to older people… that is their thing and that is what makes the happy.So, in this case, they have crossed the line… but in crossing it they have found happiness! So crossing the line doe not matter anymore.

Crossing the Line… When it doesn’t matter anymore

When somebody crosses the line, anything that happens right after it doesn’t matter. The opinion of others it doesn’t matter, and trying to hide it is pointless… at that point everyone has to assume responsibility for what’s been done and act accordingly.

So let’s talk about love. One of the most common situations of crossing the line is when you, been in a relationship (married or just dating) falls in love for another person and actually admit to the other person that you love him (her). Maybe you didn’t kiss or have sex, maybe it was just flirting… the fact here is that you crossed the line when you admitted to yourself that you where in love with somebody else. At that point you can repeat for yourself as many times as you want that nothing happen and that you didn’t cheat… fact is, something happen and in your heart you did cheat.

the good news here is that if your partner didn’t find out, life can continue as always and you can pretend, even to yourself, that things are the same. So you crossed the line and whether you saty in your relationship of your new love, it doesn’t matter anymore!

Another situation is about respect. All couples eventually have an argument about something. Money, work, jealousy etc. Some people rise their voice very easily, some other ones are more thoughtful but everyone says things that regret later. The real problem comes in the first time that you say the F word to your partner. Arguing and sating harsh words is common, but the first time you say ‘Fuck you” breaks the line of respect the very rarely is gain back again. After that thing can just escalate and get worst, the frequency will increase and unhappiness will settle in in the relationship.

In the same line with the last topic is sex. (This apply mostly to men). Experimenting sexually is inherit to any love relationship, but as humans we come from many different backgrounds and not everything is for everybody. There are conservative values and liberal values and many time they meet in a love relationship without any advise. Then it comes loving and pushing the bar. Man or woman sometimes don’t expect things that seem normal to their partners and when is time to perform they might tingh of the other the worst. If a liberal woman in a relationship with a conservative guy try her best he is going to think of her as a whore, he is going to start questioning her background, how many sexual partners she has had and become jealous.

A liberal guy will try to experiment and lead things to something more kinky every time and eventually fuck her in the ass… nothing wrong there, she is  going to freak out and refuse, or accept. she is going to question what he has done in the past with other woman but at the end of the day she’ll ponder her love and his love and decide if she’ll take it… no worries there, but the line has been crossed.

It is well known that man are more sexually driven than woman… Don get confused, woman are just as horny as man, but woman relate sex more with love than guys. Man can have sex anytime with any woman just like that. woman can have sex just the same but when in a relationship the mood has to be right.

Many times guys are drunk or high and they get horny. when the hit the bed all they want is to fuck… the mood is not right that time and they force their way and have sex with a partner that is very annoyed, maybe even upset… that it still ok… But when things are awry and he forces his way to sex pushing his weight (namely money, looks or brute force) then the line is crossed… she may stay for long time in that relationship, but her mind would be some where… probably thinking about how to find her way out, because she or he have crossed the line.

Then it comes violence. This is the worst of the breaking points. There is not much to say… maybe.  There are many people that like it rough, but they are the exception. In most cases when one partner forces it way on sex the other is going to get hurt and the memory won’t fade away… when that happens the relationship would be dead no matter what, they have crossed the line.

And this is the one I really want to talk about

The age difference. In a normal society it is normal to accept a difference in age. You can be call a sugar daddy or a cougar… same thing.

Normally people are willing to accept a fifty percent difference in age. and whenever you go above or below that difference then you know that you have crossed the line. From there it doesn’t matter the difference… as they say, ‘Same difference’. If you are twenty and you are dating someone that is forth two, you may as well date someone that is fifty. or if you are fifty and you are dating someone that is thirthy, you may as well date someone that is  eighteen. My point is that once you cross the fifty percent difference, nothing makes a difference. Here the only thing that you have to face is the fact that seldom you”l be call a daughter or son of your partner. As long as you are unconscious of this it wont matter, you’ll be happy for as long as you love your older partner. I have met many people;e that are attracted to older people… that is their thing and that is what makes the happy.So, in this case, they have crossed the line… but in crossing it they have found happiness! So crossing the line doe not matter anymore.

It is love… I know.

And she said, ‘why do you say you love me
if you don’t even know me?
And I said… I don’t know!
It just happened! I can’t explain…
Maybe is your eyes,
Maybe is your ass…
but I just don’t know.

I know, is not your conversation,
nor your fashion style…
But when you talk and when you walk.
when you look at me from afar,
when I look at you from behind
I know…. is love.

How did it happen, you ask.
I just don’t know, I say.
You keep asking the same question
over and over.
And I keep avoiding the answer,
but I am giving it to you now…
This is the answer… I just don’t know.

You say: How do you say you love me?
If you don’t even know me?
And I say… I don’t know.
I can’t explain it,
It just happened.
Maybe is your eyes…
or maybe is your ass.

But I know is not your conversation.
I know is not your fashion style.
I know. When you talk and when you walk.
When you look at me from afar,
when I look at you from behind…
I know is love!

If we are going to rationalize love.
If we are going to measure it by words.
Then… what’s the point?
It’s not going to lead us anywhere.
And I’m not going to feel love no more.

For me, all what counts it’s what I feel.
I don’t want it in words.
I don’t want to say: It’s because your are smart…
Why lie?
I don’t want to say, ‘It’s because you’re funny!
maybe you are not!

I don’t want to say, Its because we are a match…
we don’t match.
What I want to say, is what I said.
All I want to say is that it may be your eyes…
but most likely is your ass!

All I want to say is what I feel,
all I want to say is what I see.
And I know what I see…
When I see you walking away from me!

I’t not your conversation what I like.
It’s not that you are successful…
…So, no. Is not your conversation.
It might be your eyes…
But for sure is your ass…

Yesterday it was waving at me goodbye
If this is goodbye…
So this is goodbye!