In the midst of the new disaster the government has given us by eliminating our highest denomination banknote (the 100 bolivar bill --worth about $0.02 in the black market), I made a four-hour cue just to deposit a check. The long line gave a man a time to think and truly do some self-reflection.
  1. I caught myself in the windows of the bank's building.
    I have to say, I was surprised.
  2. "My God, I'm exactly like my dad"
    This picture is from last Sunday. Dad, my brother, his wife, Mom peeking behind me. We were setting up the Christmas tree.
  3. "I took like I aged ten years in one year"
    This was minutes before watching "The Force Awakens".
  4. "When, exactly, do you start feeling like an actual adult?"
    I still feel like I'm in my twenties. I sometimes don't want to do anything other than write, read or watch TV or movies. Heck, I got my first tattoo this year. I'm getting ready to leave the country to be a stepdad for the first time and a husband for the second. I conclude that "being an adult" is stepping up when it's necessary --not when society demands it from you.
  5. "This country truly is going down the drain"
    And all the Government does is pull the chain harder. Every week, there seems to be a new situation to worry about. I hate to leave knowing my parents would be here to fend by themselves (my brother and his wife might also leave) but I have no chance of raising a family here.
  6. "Well, at least I don't look bad"
    I survived!