salopalo | Edit for IG Underground challenge | Original photo by @bino_bodega for @ig_underground | #ig_underground #igug_057| I wouldn't know how to explain it to you, this idea of being in love and being loveless. Maybe the world is that way, full of contradictions. I don't say I am easy, you well know that. But you know me as a person who loyally strives towards the simplest path to peace and calm. I will always be that way. But what happens... She always has me thinking, wondering what she's doing. I start thinking and thinking and I become a crazy and lost soul. As if I've lost direction. I don't feel well; in fact, I feel unease wanting to be with her despite my ideas and principles. But something inside makes us return time and again. And those moments of pure tranquility stay wedged deep within me. It's like having this landscape in your hands. It's that way. For me. No te supiera explicar en realidad, esa idea de querer y a la misma vez no querer. Será que el mundo es así, lleno de contradicciones. No digo que soy fácil, ya lo sabes. Pero me conoces como persona simple y fiel al mas corto camino a la tranquilidad. Siempre seré así. Pero que pasa... Es que me tiene siempre pensando en ella, en que andará haciendo. Me pongo a pensar y pensar y me vuelvo un loco enredado y perdido. Como que he perdido mi compás. No me siento bien, es mas te diría que me da mala sensación querer estar al lado de ella a pesar de mis ideas y principios. Pero es que llevamos algo por dentro, que nos hace volver y volver. Y esos momentos de pura calma perduran en lo mas profundo de mi. Es como tener en tus manos este panorama. Es así. Para mi. 2h

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salopalo | This composition is for @surreal42 Week 91 Edit Challenge | OP by @mopi42 chosen by @jelena.mishiba | #surreal42 #surrealedit42_091| I respect you greatly, but exponentially more than you will ever know. I listen to the steps. I see the raindrops become one with the pavement, giving luster to the dark street. I hear the nuanced inflections of your name. I imagine the regular conversations we may have had in another time, another place. I imagine you and these persistent blue bubbles, giggling at life, smiling at me. I admire you for what you are, I cherish you for what you choose to be. I genuflect in respect to the things you opt not to wantonly share. Above all, I applaud you for mastering, dominating the parallels of life. Te respeto profundamente, mucho más de lo que te podrás imaginar. Oigo a los pasos. Veo como las gotas de lluvia se unen a la acera, dándole brillo a la calle. Escucho las distintas formas de decir tu nombre. Me imagino las conversaciones que hubiésemos tenido en otro tiempo, en algún otro lugar. Te imagino con estas burbujas azulejas a carcajadas con la vida, sonriendo conmigo. Te admiro por lo que eres, te adoro por lo que escoges ser. Me pongo de rodillas de respeto por las cosas que escoges no compartir impulsivamente. Por encima de todo, te celebro por superar, por tu maestría sobre los paralelos de la vida. 1d

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salopalo | The Traveling Musicians | Blessed are those who practice the art and magic of music as they can transport beauty onto other people's souls... | Creation with #Unsplash background and elements from Photocrash, WowFx and pngimg | 2d

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salopalo | Newsworthy item: Superheros use replacement workers on Mondays | Boletín noticiero: los superhéroes utilizan suplentes el lunes | ️ This fantastic photo was shot by:
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Normal Humberto Salo D.
salopalo | Foto original de @ipele2_ed Edición de @salopalo para @editigramfriends | #editigramfriends #editigramfriends_005 | There is a treasure in the stillness
A question reappears
Are we meant as passing things
Or as light in the ripples of darkness 'Twas never fun to know the endings
Much edification goes in between
Are we to know, or to know that it is not we
There is, alas, precision in the vastness..
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salopalo Good morning, peeps! | Flushing Meadows On a morning like any other I rose and noticed I had landed with you. Was it so, or perhaps you had just receded into my wild existence. There are few things I really know. I am free, soft, gentle, delicate and supple in your proximity. Only in your comfort may I show my refined nature. I have travelled far and displayed thorns along my silly rough journeys. But you and I are parts of a larger, fluid, evolving story. I derive life from elements but my spirit wakes because of your attention. The water that falls on me falls directly on my soul. I am still entrapped or protected in a bubble of emotional innocence. It makes no difference to me, with you. Our conversations are life and sweet process. The languid look I give you betrays the torrents I hold for what has often eluded me. Stay landed, stay with me....for a thought, a note, and the eternity that is my living heart. 5d

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salopalo Walking wolf

I am the wolf. I am the wolf. I am walking. I am talking. I am talking to myself. Pardon me if I do not stop to say hello, to acknowledge your meaningful presence. Excuse me as I rush....as I rush...to simply find myself. I am a man, I am an entity. Perhaps I am in delusion, and neither makes me plebian...crowns me king. Does it all matter. A life I have spent, in this body, in this shell. What does it mean, what does it matter. When you have to walk the walk and soon render talk to the most High, well...excuse the hurry, forgive my disheveling, focus on my few memorable flashes. I am in a rush, I am in a hurry. I am totally flustered, I want to turn back time, to get it right. At once, though.....I am tired. I am more than whole. God has made me. God has allowed me. God may yet free the parts of me. I release myself, and I release my anger. I will no longer hear. I will no longer see. I am a wolf. A simple walking being. #Unsplash
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salopalo It was but a silly dream. I had gotten up, rather late for one with a usual litany of concerns and obligations. It was a Friday, and all in life I had stowed away the night before in expectation of a rare mild day devoted to rest and relaxation. But what we plan for often goes unperceived as a day evolves. I came out, right from bed, as if by instinct to be comforted by nature. Although I was soothed by the sight of vegetation and the woods, I could not tell exactly where I wanted to be. I kept walking, seeking freedom in my thoughts and in my steps. I was scantily dressed and the weather was in form for a mild winter. I was oblivious to the elements, I just wanted to quench this mental thirst by walking. | Collaboration with my @collabstream sis, @_brooklyndragonfli_ | Figure from Pixabay, Bird from pngimg.com | #collabstream 5d

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Normal Humberto Salo D.
salopalo New York City is made up of five boroughs, the most famous of which is New York. The other often-cited one is Brooklyn, where I spent most of my life growing up and a place that holds much sentimental and cultural value to me. There is also the "others," Staten Island, the Bronx ( not just for the Yankees) and sunny Queens. There is much history and cultural life and attractions in the "other" boroughs, although many people, including local dwellers, seem oblivious to it. Many local folk don't even know that there is a Museum in Queens, right next to the Unisphere (built for the 1964 World's Fair), which was recently renovated for a cost of upwards of $65 Million. This message and post has been brought to you as a public service announcement for the people who live in one of the "others," the Borough of Queens, where I now live (albeit within walking distance from Brooklyn). | My manipulated shot of the facade of the Queens Museum | 6d

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salopalo Switching gears a bit... |

A conundrum with a smile
Bubbly bounce cheeks in stride
What's a fort'cade any how
I see your eyes all beaming wide

Life's a day expanded wide
O but winks to hold you dear
Wish t'were 20 moons receding now
Caressing o cheeks side to side

Eruption with a comment snide
That's the age and nothing more
Wishing erasers for one's trail
Now I embrace the charm in style

As then, my life so that you smile
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salopalo A love story | Historia de amor Es que nuestro amor es así, de locuras, de instantes, de reacciones, de múltiples y variados puntos de vista. Pero ya lo vez, todavía estamos aquí. Desde que te vi, y a pesar de mis ideas poco fijas, me entere del mundo al ver la sonrisa que siempre sale creciendo en ti. No hemos sido lo suficiente transparentes o sencillos para brincar los puentes dentro de nuestra historia. Pero aún así, estamos aquí. Como en una ocasión repentina, te tengo en frente de mi. Se me agita el corazón, mi respiración, al saber que te voy a ver y acariciar. A lo mejor no te merezco. De pronto nada de lo que digo es fundado en realidad. Festejo este momento a solas contigo. Festejo mi compleja felicidad. 1w

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salopalo On a blink of an eye, I discovered myself walking on the moon. At first I felt a unique sense of elation, as if in recognition of having received this blessed, lasting swath of peace and quiet. I did not find it strange at all this total isolation, perhaps because many times I had wished it to be so. My newfound separation from others of my kind -- from the steady dose of drama, spectacle, idle controversies, inane conflicts, ridiculous wars -- was perhaps a sign of my saving elevation. I was not about to question the benefactor in my new existence. I did not really care who or what had changed my life's colossal paradigm for the better. I was finally at ease with my eternal silence Composition with woman from #Unsplash, birds from #DistressedFx, other elements from PC and #photocandyapp 1w

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Normal Humberto Salo D.
salopalo I shall look for you as you are basking in your wisdom.
I shall look to you when you are exuding in success.
Will you look at me.
Will my condition allow you to afford any expense.

I have known you a little eternity.
I have known enough to see the glory in the glory.
Will you accept a word or engage the climb.
Will you walk the unnecessary mile.

You have named me but in whispers.
You have shown me the quiet of respect.
Will you join me in a song.
Your notes will help fulfillment in a soul. Te buscare mientras celebres tu astucia.
Te pensare cuando estés celebrando tus éxitos.
¿Me miraras?
¿Te permitirás aportar algo por mi cuenta?
Te he conocido una pequeña eternidad.
Tengo visto lo suficiente para distinguir la gloria dentro de la gloria.
Accederás a un comentario o te someterás al reto.
Serás capaz de caminar más allá de lo esperado.

Me has nombrado en susurros.
Me has mostrado el silencio del respeto.
Me acompañas en una canción.
Tus notas hacer completa una alma. Variations on a visual theme | #Unsplash
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salopalo I come here, to be free. I am a combustible mess at times, especially when living in the abstract. It is here, by the sea, with the breeze, that I fathom I am the ruler of my world. I feel the delusion as fact. I am on a continuous high. My body is too small to receive and grasp the full effect of this greater peace. I feel and unfeel. I let the air tell me how to be. No one holds the answer. No one embodies perfection. But those are just silly things here. There is this thing, a static elevation. You would not venture to find it with a purpose. You just have to unwind. You have to genuinely want to be set, as birds, really free. It is mystical. It is but part of a thought. It is not what you may think it, in a fast world, to be. Vengo aquí, para ser libre. Soy una contradicción ambulante a veces, especialmente cuando intento vivir en el sentido abstracto. Es aquí, junto al mar, con la brisa, que me imagino ser el rey del mundo. Siento mi locura como si fuese hecho. Me siento en un estado súper normal. Mi cuerpo es muy pequeño para apercibir y entender esta paz mágica. Siento y no siento a la vez. Le permito al viento que me diga como comportarme. Nadie tiene la clave. Nadie personifica la perfección. Pero esas ideas son puro tonterías por acá. Hay este concepto, de la elevación estática. Nunca se te ocurriera ir a buscarla a propósito. Solamente tienes que relajarte. Tienes que tener el afán, como los pájaros, de ser verdaderamente libre. Es místico. Es una idea incompleta. No es lo que, en un mundo rápido, uno piensa que debe ser. | This is my edit of a cool shot from my super talented Collabstream bro, @raju_gultom_gi | Balloon is from Lory Stripes | Bird is from pngimg.com | 1w

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salopalo Hay que cruzar puentes y escenarios | There are bridges and arenas to cross | ️ This fantastic photo was shot by:
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salopalo Soñé que éramos dos.
Soy una alma, pero pienso en dos partes.
Siempre quiero mas de la vida
Pero la vida es así, extraña
Pienso que la agua, el mar me da calma, paciencia
Para conocer mis limitaciones y entender
De pronto me veo, y lamento
Agradezco que todavía tenga poder de entretener

Pienso que vuelo con mi cuerpo al momento
Sueño con tener alas blancas algún día
Me canto a mi misma desde el atardecer
Un pájaro me recuerda de las canciones de Favio

Miro a la distancia, y quiero perderme
Empezar a volver a la niñez
Al instante deseo olvidar el mundo
Volver a pensar minuto a minuto

Quiero a veces vivir por dos... I dreamt that it was two of us
I am one but think in two parts
Always want more from life
But life is that way, strange

The water, the sea gives me calm, patience
To know and understand my limits
Suddenly I look at myself and regret
I thank still being able to entertain

I see myself flying at an instant
I dream of having white wings one day
I sing to myself from afternoons on
A bird brings back Fabio's songs

I look at a distance and want to immerse
I want to make my way back to childhood
On impulse I want to forget the world
Think a minute at a time

At times I want to live a life of two... | Composite creation, with lighthouse from #Unsplash, Bird from #DistressedFX and silhouette manipulated from FE |
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salopalo Welcome to your past. Stay and speak to me, about the path you'd have chosen. I will not judge; I will simply help to find you, perhaps amid the rubble and the beauty, the light and the darkness. In some respects, I can tell you are still sort of meandering there, in a fulcrum of indecision, wondering whether a step, a gaze, a reaction would have changed your evolving revolution. I am not here to harm or comfort you. I am empty of emotion and hatred. I can only help you walk, in the path that leads directly from your soul. Bienvenido a tu pasado. Quédate y platícame acerca de los caminos que hubieses escogido. No te juzgare. Simplemente te ayudare a encontrarte a ti mismo, dentro de la belleza y los escombros, dentro de la luz y la oscuridad. En cierto aspecto me doy cuenta que todavía andas vagabundeando por ahí, en un fulcro de indecisión, pensando aun si de pronto algún paso, alguna mirada, tal vez alguna reacción hubiese cambiado tu cambiante revolución. No estoy aquí para hacerte mal ni para brindarte tranquilidad. Estoy vacío de emoción y de odio. Solo te puedo ayudar a caminar, en el rumbo que viene directo desde tu alma. 2w

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salopalo It seems it was but a short while ago that we met and let our breathing patterns change. I had just disembarked from a floundering sort of freedom. I was ready to believe again, in something, someone. You and I crossed and have never known life serenely any other way. There are times, such as this, where we stand, insisting...insisting on silly things. There are moments where we lose sight of the treads we have sewn into our greater existence. It does us well to come to this garden, to bask in the fluid splendor of life. You and I are integral to ourselves, but happily just silhouettes in the greater scheme of things, in the mystery of all around us. Let's feel the breeze, the warmth of the sun, the tingling sensation of water at our feet - all that make us rise again. It is a youth that knows no end. May my last, my fading memories be like this.... Parece poco tiempo desde que nos conocimos y decidimos respirar de forma distinta. Había dejado un libertinaje sin rumbo. Estaba listo para creer nuevamente, en algo, en alguien. Nuestras vidas se cruzaron y ahora nunca sabremos el sentido de serenidad de otro modo. Hay ocasiones, como esta, que nos ponemos testarudos, por tonterías. Hay momentos en ls cuales perdemos el concepto de el gran lazo que hemos tenido en nuestra existencia. Nos cae bien, venir a este jardín, para disfrutar con el esplendor de la vida. Nosotros somos clave el uno para el otro, pero somos simples siluetas en el ciclo de todo, en todo lo misterioso que nos rodea. Siente la brisa, el calor del sol, la sensación del agua por nuestros pies -- todo lo que nos hace nacer de nuevo. Es una especie de juventud que no tiene fin. Brindo a que mis últimos recuerdos, memorias sean así... | Composition with elements from FE, #Unsplash and MasterFx | Hey, Peeps! PC2 is coming soon!!! All of you who like to read my writings, please also check out @storiesgram #its_wow for posts with interesting written work. 🏻 2w

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salopalo | Edit for @fx_hdr Freestyle challenge | Original cool photo courtesy of @lisetteoptexel | #fx_hdr #fxhdr_challenge_137 | No drama, just fun!!! | A veces la vida nos llama hacia algo, a un rincón sereno o a una locura. Es bueno pensar que no hemos perdido el interés como en nuestra niñez. Es lindo saber, apercibir que tenemos un alegre espíritu que nos puede hacer anhelar hasta algo mas, algo mas puro, algo sencillo...en rumbo al concepto de la misteriosa felicidad. Sometimes life leads us towards something, a calming nook or a crazy adventure. It is well to know we have not lost the interest prevalent in childhood. It is wonderful to feel, to sense the joyous spirit that can make us hope for greater, simpler things...along our way to the idea of the mysterious happiness 2w

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salopalo Here I am, standing once more, waiting for you, for my life to begin again. The melody in my head says no one can surpass you, in thought, in flesh. I am here, as I will always be, seeking a part of your existence, a sliver of your spirit, a glimpse of your concern. I have come a bit formal today, despite the weather, because your presence inspires in me a crazy, disheveled passion. I am perhaps out of context. I am a million and one things, for you. And so I remain, singing all kinds of words, seeking a balance with life's elements. I stand, ready to sing a sweet song out of tune or to whisper a melody which will make you appear, as we discussed a while ago. I have time. I have a lifetime for you. | Edit for #applifam21apr | Original photo by @jvdt for @applifam | Figure from FE | 2w

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