What went through my mind when I took this picture
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.
- •I caught myself in the windows of the bank's building.I have to say, I was surprised.
- •"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.
- •"I took like I aged ten years in one year"This was minutes before watching "The Force Awakens".
- •"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.
- •"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.
- •"Well, at least I don't look bad"I survived!