AM: beginning the emotional week of Cancer, let’s talk about the seed.
Me: which forms the beginning of a family.
AM: which you have formed.
Me: exactly. Living from an Italian/Spanish family, where the family clan is so but so important, at some point in my journey it has been a certain pressure to make my own family.
AM: have you ever felt obliged to make a family of your own?
Me: no, of course not. It was always within me to want to make one. I also felt that I couldn’t just start a family, and I had to be able to find someone I could share my life with. And it wasn’t that easy.
AM: Why do you think it wasn’t easy?
Me: Well, I have not been an easy person to find my life partner. And I have modified a lot of my preconceptions to be able to adapt to living with a partner.
AM: and what is the result.
Me: Twenty-two years of marriage and counting. And two wonderful children.
AM: you have always taken seriously the steps you have taken. And starting a family was no exception.
Me: I remember the first day we got engaged with Adriana. I told her: I’m going to marry you, but I have to finish my MBA next year, so I don’t have much time to see you. But once I finish, we focus on saving, buying an apartment to live in, and finally, getting married.
AM: like a great Virginian planner. And you formed your household.
Me: it was hard to adjust at first. And things were sometimes done harshly, with a less than pleasant character on my part. Luckily, I had a golden companion who was able to make me see many things that I was able to modify. She has been a fundamental pillar of this change.
AM: and although they found their house, where they all live as a family today, it is not completely a home.
Me: We don’t feel that way. Our home is somewhere else, not in Buenos Aires. We feel outside this environment. We are here because we certainly have to walk our way, with issues to work on, in this place. If there is something that Buenos Aires shows us, it is everything we have to work on, without a doubt. It is a wonderful city, but a constant nuisance. At least for us. The chaos, the continuous turmoil, the contempt for the other, in daily actions that resemble surviving in a merciless jungle, the politics and the corrupt and nefarious politicians, the mafias of the most varied, the insecurity, social issues that show the human miseries that are everywhere, no doubt, but that have already tired us, at least here.
AM: And what is this place that you think is your place?
Me: Any place where we can feel calm, safe, living a pleasant life and without jumps due to economic instability. Uruguay is a country we like very much. Its people, its tranquility, its way of doing things. The society, the respect. We feel we belong there.
AM: a step to take at some point along the way.
Me: it’s already planned. The kids have to make their way, and at that moment, we will define to take that step.
AM: and the family will adapt.
Me: we have already formed it. It is a strong bond that will never disappear. No matter the distance. In fact, I don’t feel the planet as a great distance, no matter that I am on the other side of the world. I have already traveled, and I don’t consider living far away a problem for me. I feel part of this world, so welcome to each of us to live where we feel is our place in the world.
AM: the seed planted germinated and formed a beautiful family tree.
I invite everyone to watch Matias’ video with the theme of the day.
Finally, I encourage everyone to engage in conversation with their own I Am, to listen to what we each have to say to each other. No one else but us can re-signify our own being