The arrival

It was beyond her comprehension how she ended up in that situation. What was she thinking accepting a deal like that? Her arrival to that wedding was the grave of her freedom. She was tempted to ask the driver to turn back, to leave at once and let her flee to her freedom, maybe to a not-so-prosperous future but at least she would be free to make her own choices.

Kyoto, February 2016. Fuji Instax 210.

Running late

“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least as fast as that!”

The Red Queen, Through the looking-glass (Lewis Carroll)

Have you ever felt your life is running relentlessly in circles? That, no matter what you do, you’re always running late? You try to move and you stay always in the same position. An time goes by.

I crossed paths with a maiko and a geisha in Kyoto, they seemed to be late.

Months later, they remind me of the Red Queen and Alice.

Aquí, como ves, hace falta correr todo cuanto una pueda para permanecer en el mismo lugar. Si se quiere llegar a otra parte hay que correr al menos dos veces más rápido.”

La Reina Roja, A través del espejo (Lewis Carroll)

¿Alguna vez has sentido que tu vida avanza implacablemente en círculos? ¿Que no importa lo que hagas siempre llegas tarde? Intentas moverte pero estás siempre en el mismo sitio. Y mientras el tiempo se va.

Me crucé con esta maiko y esta geisha en Kyoto, parecían tener prisa.

Meses después, me recuerdan a la Reina Roja y a Alicia.