Hope Contagium

A therapy journal of self-obsession, depression and meaning.

Tag: spanish


Happy. That’s exactly my problem.
That I can’t be happy. I never have been.
Not even when good things happen to me.
You can’t imagine what it means to wake up
every day with no motivation.
The effort it takes me to find a reason.
Just one. Not to let it all go to hell.
And believe me. I give it my best shot.
My very best. Every day of my life.

 – Mientras duermes (2011), translation from movie

Words of Wisdom

Out, out yearnings of mine, let not respect bind you. It flatters pity not to be able to hide. Let your lips bear witness to the blaze in your heart. No one will believe the fire if the smoke sends no signals. He who cares for his well-being keeps not his feelings silent. My grief is greater than I, and that being so, it will be easier for it to defeat me than for me to command it. Consideration does not suffice to prevent the cry. He is not a brave prisoner who dares not break down his jail.

– The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

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