It doesn’t snow in the desert
Well, it does in my desert. If you want to believe it or not, I just don’t care what you or anyone thinks about me, my ideas and my desert.
Calm down, I don’t want to argue with you, is just nonsense what you are saying.
Have you been in a desert, ever?
Ok, at least you can say how it looks. ‘Cause most of the people would have an opinion even they had never been in one.
I see. So why does it make you upset? The fact that people have opinions about things?
You can simplify to that. Though I am not sure you got the whole idea.
Is not so difficult: you don’t like to hear opinions that differ from yours.
You didn’t get the point at all! Ag!
Relax. Explain yourself.
She breathes deeply and slowly.
What makes me upset is people having opinions about situations, circumstances, facts that they are not familiar with. For instance, in Spain everyone has an opinion about Israel-Palestina, and I still feel that I don’t have the right to have an opinion, though I am already living for almost two years in the holy land.
That’s not a bad example, but is too common, can you try with another?
Sure. Do you know what I do?
Mmm, you do… I am not sure, I am confused about you, though I know you want to be a writer.
You see! You just judged me. Why do you say I want to become a writer and not just “You are a writer”?. Why? Because I didn’t sell millions of copies, because I am not famous, because my words are too deep to be understood and I have to be more shallow!?
I didn’t say any of those things.
That I am sure you have thought about them. You considered some of them, or some that I didn’t mention yet.
It is possible. But is not that I don’t believe in you, but to be realistic is so unlikely, is so difficult.
Is as difficult as to find snow in a desert?
Sounds like a fair metaphor.
And if I tell you that there is a desert where snows every year, what do you say?
That nature is wonderful.
Yeah, nature is. And also dreams are, that’s why you shouldn’t believe when I say to you there is snow in the desert because you never saw it, but you should believe I am a writer because you have my book just next to you. However, the truth is that is more likely that you will see snow in the desert than me becoming a recognize writer or philosopher.
I wish I could see both.
Maybe you will not see that, but I can offer you something else
I am curious
You have a reason to be.
- Think in the dry and infinite land, all desert. And a crystal touches the ground. One after another. A layer of snowflakes over and over, melting, no time to see the whiteness or to feel the softness. But the desert knows that was Snow.
She smiles playfully.