Thought of the day: The end

September 30, 2018

By Eddy Montilla.

Never be sad because something came to an end. The end does not exist, it has never existed: It is only the last link of a new beginning.

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A good laugh: The poetic drunk

September 30, 2018

By Eddy Montilla.

Reformed drunk

A man is knocking at the door. When the door opens, he says: “My beloved wife. I’m poetic tonight. Come to my arms and kiss me while the moon shines.”

“Mr. Drew, I think you are dead drunk. First, you don’t live here, but three blocks away and second, your wife is only 28 and I am 69.”

“Vodka, vodka!,” Mr. Drew says, “what a shame! Don’t you know that stale bread and caviar are not the same!!”

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Curiosities: Why do swallows make their nest under the eaves?

September 30, 2018

By Eddy Montilla.

One swallow does not make a summer, but two or three swallows nesting under the eaves will definitely make a mess of your house! The reason why those birds like this place is not so clear, but it has nothing to do with telling you that summer has come. It is believed that this bird makes its nest there to avoid being attacked by other animals. Since there are always people around that place, leaving and entering their houses, the entrance of a building, etc., other animals do not come close to that area.

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Photo: By courtesy of Donald Judge under the criteria of Creative Commons (Flickr, 9-20-2018).


Curiosities: Where were the numerals that we use today invented?

September 30, 2018

By Eddy Montilla.

Despite the large figures we can write with them, the numbers represented in the decimal number system that we daily use nowadays come from a simple set of ten symbols (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 0). They are commonly known as Arabic numerals, but they originated in India in the 6th or 7th century and were introduced to Europe around the 12th century.

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Last love poems: My last poem

September 30, 2018

By Eddy Montilla.

IMAGE: Eddy Montilla

There is always love.

Love never dies. It’s always there.

Not with the tempestuous strength of a waterfall,

but with the gentle wash of the waves on the shore.

Not with the torrid desire of a young man without a girl.

It’s not as reiterative as those thoughts of passion you once had

or full of feverish dreams that betray your heart,

but there is always love, even though stars cannot be seen from your bed,

even though you think that the end will never see an end.

There is always love.

Love never dies. It’s always there.

Not with the naivety of your heartbeat when you saw her at that time

or the ulterior motive of a middle-aged man.

The insistence on seeing each other doesn’t exist

nor does a kiss after a kiss.

There is no room for sordid jealousies that will make you feel unhinged.

Love does exist because it doesn’t change as people say:

It is people who change and not love.

With the passage of time things look different,

but love, however, it’s always present, it’s always there…

even though you don’t write both names in the sand on a beach,

but in the deepest of your mind and your everlasting heart.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t talk to your best friend anymore

about that person who you loved or you still love.

That’s why I bring you today my last poem,

My last love poem that, somehow, it’s like a farewell

because I live in peace now, peace that emerges over the years

when love turns into a subtle and delicate feeling, an exquisite and refined taste,

when love becomes compassionate and deep as God is.

And in every sea, cloud, sky and tree,

I see the person who I loved or who I still love.

Remember this poem, my last love poem

to find in it strength when you are in darkness for love,

invisible to your eyes, but tangible to your heart.

There is always love. Love never dies.

Thanks, love. Thanks to all of you. It’s time to say goodbye.

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Curiosities: What is the most common blood type in the world?

September 30, 2018

By Eddy Montilla.

The desire to know a person’s blood type may have different purposes depending of the country, perhaps. In the Dominican Republic, a driver’s blood type is written on the driving license in case of accident. In Japan many Japanese people are almost obsessed with the blood type since they believe that your personality is determined by it. After something done by someone, it is not strange to hear that he or she did it because of his or her blood type. Don’t be surprised if on your first date you are asked about your blood type. But now let’s go to the answer: The most common blood type in the world is O. It comprises 40% of the world’s population.

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Photo: By courtesy of Gabriel Flores R. under the criteria of Creative Commons (Flickr, 9-20-2018).


Curiosities: Why do peaches have fuzz?

September 30, 2018

By Eddy Montilla.

People love peaches, but they are not fond of their fuzz. However, there are many cases in life when what we do not like is truly important. In biology, this term is called indumentum, which is a covering of trichomes (“fine hairs”) on a plant. Since peaches cannot talk or move, answers to these kinds of questions usually come from deductions, and that’s why they always leave small room for doubt. However, it is said the function of the fuzz is to protect the peach skin from excess moisture thanks to the combination of the waxiness of the peach skin and the hairs covering the cuticle. The other reason for the fuzz is to protect the fruit from bugs.

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Photo: By courtesy of Skyseeker under the criteria of Creative Commons (Flickr, 9-20-2018).