• Sobre la jinchera

En este mismo y preciso instante, acabo de entender unas letras que se escribieron en el 1997, se musicalizaron en el 1998 e inundaron mi FunWall en el 2007 cuando aún tenía la mierda de aplicación esa. Fue justo en medio de instar a un amigo que saliera de su encuevamiento que escribí algo inconscientemente, lo leí y ahí recibí la galleta en la cara:

“La importancia de usar sunscreen es salir, vivir el mundo y vivirlo mucho.”

… Anda pa’l carajo, eso es. Doce años después, eso es. ¿Tú lo sabías? Yo no. Ahora es que lo vengo a entender.

Yo no sé si a ti te pasa, pero a menudo me pregunto si vivo mi vida bien, o cómo debo vivirla. Conozco mis flaquezas, de las patas que cojeo y todo lo demás. Sé qué cosas tengo que cambiar,… aunque nunca las cambio. A veces les busco un twist para decir “Olvídate, eso es parte de mi encanto” y así romantizo mis fallas aunque bien, bien, bien en el fondo me siga diciendo “Déjate de pajas, Ale”… (pero eso es parte de mi encanto).

Cada cual tiene su propio parámetro de cómo sacarle el jugo a su vida, whatever. Yo quise ver ésto otra vez, lo más cercano a un resumen de cómo debe ser la cuestión, al menos para mí. Y ahora que lo leo de nuevo, si es por ésto, no estoy taaan mal,… aunque reconozco que tengo gran trecho por mejorar. De todos modos, aquí lo comparto de nuevo, como millones han hecho ya en el mundo, incluyendo a MTV y VH1. We can always use a reminder. I do for sure.

•••

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’97:

Wear Sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice, now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth,… oh, nevermind. You will not  understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself, and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you.

Sing.

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts.
Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours
.

Floss.

Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind;
the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults.
If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch.

Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own..

Dance. Even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings, they’re your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get,  the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard.
Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.

Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old and when you do you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you’re 40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.


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  • Estefanía – aw esa cancion la quemaron en cds para cada estudiante en mi graduacion de high :)
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  1. Este video siempre me motiva, por más clichoso o fresa que se escuche eso.
    La 1era vez me hizo llorar, por más clichoso o fresa que se escuche eso.
    Ahora que lo vuelvo a ver, me dan unas ganas cabronas de estar con to’s mis familiares, panas y queridos, por más clichoso o fresa que se escuche eso.

    UF!… gracias por traerlo de nuevo!

    =)

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