A Drama Is Always Waiting for Him

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Every time I see Ramon Garcia, some dramas will surely happen. It does not matter where he is being in; a drama is always waiting for him, with a deadly ambush, as if he could not live without it. It is impossible for anyone to spend a day with him without a drama. As soon as you are with him, a drama will inevitably happen within twenty-four hours as sure of as God’s sunrise. Every his single action is the preparation for a future drama without his knowing it. It does not matter whether he is sleeping; it does not matter whether he is eating tacos; it does not matter whether he is driving a car; it does not matter whether he is brushing his teeth; it does not matter whether he is taking a shower; it does not matter whether he is evacuating; it does not matter whether he is fornicating; and so on and so forth. The simple truth is that every his single action produces his impending dramas: cause and effect. There are no earthly explanations, for some people are just born in this way. Whether Ramon Garcia likes a drama or not, that does not matter to the world, since it is simply ineluctable for his survival. He just cannot escape from dramas. Even if he is in Alaska, universe will find him and fetch a new dram for him, as though universe said, “Human beings can survive without water for a week, but Ramon Garcia cannot survive without a drama; he can be perished into the thin air within forty-eight hours.” Being devoid of a dram is inconceivable for his existence. Now you can imagine how many dramas I have destined to witness for my sojourn in Playa Del Carmen. With that in mind, I shall continue the story….

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You Are a Unique Man

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He falls to pondering for a while and lets in, “You know, my friend, if the path of great wisdom and great foolishness run close together, then you’re walking them both with the same kind of fearless helplessness, never quite knowing which one you’re being on at any given time, and never quite caring. It seems to me that you are more interested in living a life that will describe rather explain you. I truly think you are the most honest and forthright person in whom I have the pleasure of knowing. And most importantly, you are a unique man who has entirely lived on the destiny which your creator has intended you for, and given you the courage to bear. Shogo, for the love of God, please go on following your compass toward the end, for I eagerly want to see what you’ll become in the future!”

Conscience Is a Man’s Compass

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“You know, Gerardo, I find it hard to put my thoughts into words, but I’ll try,” I take a deep breath and attempt to express my thoughts clearly, “I think nobody can predict his own future, but one can make an effort toward his dream, so that it will eventually come true. One must concentrate on present and do his best each given day, so that he can change the future. If one always thinks about the future, he’ll be paralyzed. You know, my friend, one must go on working silently, leaving the result to the future. If one prospect is closed, perhaps another will open itself – there must be some prospect and a future too, even if we don’t know its geography. In addition, one should rely on his own conscience entirely, you know. Conscience is a man’s compass, and though the needle sometimes deviates, though one often perceives irregularities when directing one’s course by it, one must still try to follow its direction. What I am trying to express here is that my own conscience is the compass which shows me the way, although I know that it sometimes doesn’t work quite accurately, ha-ha-ha…. ”

You Always Amuse Me

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“Oh yeah, I now understand you better. Thanks for the explanation. I certainly agree with you, my friend,” he lights a cigarette and continues, “you know, Shogo, you always amuse me – your way of looking at things gives me a load of food for my noodle to mull over. I truly think that you have an extraordinary character and exceedingly focus on your mission as a writer. I truly admire your courage and determination. But I need to ask you one very important question: have you ever crossed the idea in your mind that you might not find a publisher? I know, you believe in yourself and think you will be definitely recognized as a writer. Of course, I, too, believe in you, but if you can’t find a publisher and have no money, what are you going to do in the future? You should think about an unfavorable circumstance in the future as well, you know, so that you can prepare for it. What I’m talking about here is that you always think of only Plan A but no other plans. I strongly suggest that you should start thinking of Plan B also, my friend.”

I’ll Say Flat ‘No’

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I am standing up, approaching toward the window, and looking at the starry sky for a while. And then I say calmly, “Do you remember what we talked about at the lunch? You suggested me that I have to invest in Jorgito’s business. And you didn’t understand my refusal.”

“Yes, I remember it. Why?”

“I want to explain it to you clearly.”

“Be my guest. My ears are all yours, go on,” he is looking at me expectantly.

“As I told you, I don’t want to have easy money. I don’t believe easy money will do me any good, whatsoever. I just want you to know that if I have some money, and Jorgito asks me to invest in his business, I’ll say flat ‘No’ – I’ll never do that. On the other hands, if I have some money, and he asks me my help as a friend, I’ll do everything for him. I’ll lend him as much as I can possible. Nevertheless, I’ll refuse to take any goddamn interests! I just want you to know about that.”