April 18, 2016: Post day 5- what is to be attractive?

April hello,

do you consider yourself attractive? Because it”s not exactly the same thing as beautiful. Attractive, in my opinion, seems to be more important for dating 🙂

Hmm and it is a quality more difficult to discern. It is relational. You cannot be attractive if there is no one around to attract. It doesn’t have to do with the way you are dressed, with your manners, with your education. Or religion, or upbringing, or even colour of skin or hair. Of any particular characteristic.

And then, are we attractive to specific kind of people and vice-versa? Or it is something that affects everybody?

Could other people agree on that? Has it happened to you to see a friend’s partner who seems average to you to be presented as the most attractive man around? And you wonder if there is something you just miss?

So maybe opinions can diverge; and so much the better. Because if we all wanted oranges at the same time what would happen to the apples and the pears?

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April 17, 2016, post day 4: changing attitude

Hello April,

today I was invited into a dinner party where I met interesting people but I cought myself in self-pity thoughts: the other participants seemed to have a more direct path in their life: they got their first book out pretty young, or they had already exposed their art in different countries. And in their personal life there was a handsome, generous compagnion, a pet, a kid.

I felt as if I had to explain why I had been through this winding road. And then I thought how about a change today? I am happy with my adventures, they have supplied material for future books. It is great we have different paths, in this way we can exchange experiences. And also, being rich in experiences is something no one can take away from us. So what if I have taken “a road less travelled” compared to those other people?

There are many ways to be rich; and nobody knows what the future holds 🙂

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