Dear Logbook, three hundred and fifteenth day of a new life.
Oh my Logbook, please don’t be mad at me. So many days without writing to you. This has been the longest period of time I haven’t written to you. But I confess one thing. Yes, I have opened you, and at times I have looked at some of the 197 annotations of those 197 days in which I have confessed myself to you.
Today I am writing to you, because today a year ago I enlisted in my beloved ship KS, to leave for the high seas. There I received my last potions. How much I remember that day. It was a day with a mixture of joy and sadness. Yes, of sadness. Who has not gone through this, does not know that that last day is a day of farewell. If there is luck it is a “Goodbye”. If there is not so much, then a “See you later.” But in my case, I left a team of wonderful people there. People, human beings, who treated me very well. I have already said many times that those who dedicate themselves to medicine are people of a different kind. They are people who give a lot without receiving or expecting anything in return. In these rare times of COVID, how much we have to thank you for all that you do. THANKS.
For my part, life more or less has returned to normal. We will always say the plus or minus. Well, it is impossible to return to the same life. There is not a day in which I remember what I experienced. There is not a day when I thank HIM for the family I have, for the friends. There is no day that I keep saying “Life is wonderful.” There is no day …
But hey, about my physical condition, well I’m not complaining. More or less as always, without limitations in the day to day. At this time I can say that Marta and I try to go out running together a couple of times a week. Those moments together, running, laughing, talking, are part of that wonder that is life. How much has passed through our lives in these almost 14 months! And how wonderful to be by your side Marta. Thanks for being there. Every night in my little time of thanks, there you are. I will always give thanks for having met you and for being able to be by your side.
In these more than two months since the last entry, life has been more or less as always. If there has been an exceptional event in this time. It was more than 10 days ago. When, despite the current times, my brothers and I were able to organize my parents, a surprise, perhaps a big surprise. We were able in that beautiful little church of San Miguel del Pino to celebrate a mass for their Golden Jubilee. Right in that same church 50 years before they were married. We were just the close family. But in these times, there is no room for large crowds. Then we were able to eat the 5. From that day I am left with that in these times where the easy thing is not to continue together, the easy thing is that in the face of the slightest difficulties each one embarks on a different path, because there they have given an example, of that despite the bad moments, that there have been, in the end they have continued together. An example of unity that we hope we can follow. Thank you, Dad and Mom, for showing us that path to follow. Thank you.
And otherwise little else. Rare times, times in which we see that perhaps these Christmases are the Christmases to celebrate them “online” by phone and not together. But if in the end that happens, it is because we have sacrificed a few Christmases to have many more in the company all together.
And my notebook, today I think I have summarized the most important has happened in this time. Don’t be mad at me, I don’t know if there will be any entry in this Logbook before the anniversary of the new life, I don’t know. Life cannot always be predicted or scheduled. That makes it special. If I don’t write to you before. At least my Diary, I want to wish you happy holidays. And may 2021 be the year in which we talk about COVID, like that nightmare of 2020 that caused so much damage and sadness to friends and family. How many people did he take with him. Therefore, My Diary, I wish you, that in this 2021, which will not take long, we will release all the best of life.