BARRANQUILLA – My Arubanness has always been questioned because of my lack of enthusiasm for carnival. Every time that happens I remember one of Paulo Coelho’s tweets, where he affirms his strong Brazilian identity despite not particularly liking carnival. Naturally I retweeted as I relate with his sentiment. An invite to participate in a carnival for the arts however, left me completely intrigued.
ORANJESTAD – I hardly work on artistic projects by myself. The satisfaction that collaboration gives me is addictive. Sometimes I meet artists that I am sure I will work with in the future. It all happens when the time is right. I never know when that is so all I can do is be prepared when the moment arises.
ORANJESTAD – I have always said if my pieces do not touch anyone I won’t quit writing but I will stop publishing. That’s kind of a safe bet because there must be some soul wandering around with the same questions I try to find answers to through my poetry, right? But I never expected one of those souls to be a six year old.