Wednesday, 1 May 2013

In a nutshell

My life started at the beginning.

They said I was there in the precise instant, but I cannot remember if it is true.

The phase of diapers and bottles was a mess, again this is just gossip I heard. My memory is poorly jogged so most of those years I cannot remember.

After that phase, I started to walk the hills of my natal hamlet, I was considered such a good boy, that my Grand gave me a bicycle as present for my 8th year on this hapless planet. Unfortunately, they told everybody why I received this gift and I was embarrassed since then, neighbours queued to tousle my hair.

During Elementary and High I was looked with distrust, what was "such a good boy" doing between the hordes of "normal" students? It took me several months and visits to the principal office to prove I was "normal".

I glide through college, then again I was embarrassed by being praised so much that a Multinational Corporation took me under its wings.

In a few years I was disappointed with the Corporation and they were disappointed with me, praises or not praises.

I started a solo enterprise "to boldly go where no Celt man has gone before", and I did.

I was very happy for a while, but finally I died a very awful death that left deep scars.

Finally, I recover enough to be in the business of balancing languages, and it seems I'll stay there for a long time.

The music is a fragment of "Lullaby" by Johannes Brahms.

© 2013 Od Liam.


  1. Entertaining post, popped over and am your newest follower. Trying to quickly get a post up before going to work, I posted words, which actually tell you a bit about me.
    May Challenge

    1. Welcome to my site, Sandy!

      I was already delighted by your post in your page! Very original.

      Thank you for your visit!

      Come again!

  2. Od!
    Glad you found something you are passionate about, good boy!
    and I am also very glad that you are doing the May challenge!!

    1. Ain't we all passionate about something...? :)

      I love women, opera, writing, and I hate being "a good boy", but what can I do? :))

      I'll do my best to follow the majority feminine ensemble.

      Thank you for your kindness.

  3. Love your take in the may 1st challenge.

    1. Welcome to my page, Shanique!

      I am so glad to meet you!

      Thank you a lot for your kindness, I started to read your blog, you are amazing!

      You know, Roca has a slightly Spanish ringing, do you speak Spanish? Sorry for being nosy! :)

      Come back soon!

  4. I was sure from the very first day that my dear OD is a very good boy ;)
    Glad to know more about you :)
    I am happy that you are doing the job which is also your hobby and passion :):)

    1. Oh, Auntie!! Will you also queue to tousle my hair? :)

      Glad you are glad to know more about me, sorry not be one of those interesting personalities on the planet.

      Finally, after some digging I found my lode, I like this and do hope to be doing it for long time. It let me know people and understand a little better, not what are we doing here, but at least, how we do it! :)

      Thank you for your visit, you know you are always welcome!

  5. You're unique!

    Was your hair like in your avatar? Cute! :)

  6. Thank you, uniqueness is a long word! :))

    Just like it, only with a hue on the red! :)