Monday, December 10, 2018

A new life

Never has it been so long between two posts. More than a month!  Who knows whether I have readers left.

Writing about Venezuela is sort of senseless anyway.

But really, a recurrent mention in this blog will be no more. My S.O. has passed last week after a long and painful cancer. November was awful.

The search for a new meaning has started.

Maybe getting back to blogging may bring some solace. We'll see.

Goodbye Ivan, thanks for 19 wonderful years, and the most happiness I had in my life. Until the very end we still managed to laugh a little bit, the secret of long lasting relationships.

And thank you for all the meaningful details you found for us in this blog over the years.

57 comments:

  1. Mes sincères condoléances, Daniel. I'm sure your new life will be full of hope. Future is still here, with a "new meaning" and hopefully the best for you... and Venezuela.

    I'm still reading your blog and waiting for new posts.

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  2. My sincere condolences. I have always found wisdom in your words and hope that you will find inspiration in continuing to share them. I admire the fight that you put up along side Ivan. So sorry for your loss

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  3. Mi mayor sentido pésame Daniel. Si escribir te sirve de catarsis,lectores no te faltarán

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  4. sentidos pesame. Our heartfelt condolences. and yes you do have many readers. Avid ones at that.

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  5. Of course you have readers! Mon cher Daniel... I'm so deeply sorry. I knew last week things were going wrong. I seem to read between the lines in your tweets. I have no words, just sad for you. Un abrazo querido amigo!

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  6. Tom in Oklahoma10:46 PM

    Daniel...I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have lost 2 wives in this life and I can tell you that while the hole in your heart will eventually heal, the scar will never go away nor should it. It remains as a reminder of all the wonderful memories. Right now it's enough to just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Stay strong!

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  7. Daniel mi sentido pésame. Yo continuare leyendo tu blog y tus acertados tweets. Sigue propagando la información, sera importante tener documentación cuando la pesadilla termine.

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  8. Anonymous12:54 AM

    Dear Daniel
    My deep condolences on the death of your SO, Ivan. I hope that you keep your happy memories alive. Strength for the future.
    from Canada

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  9. My deep condolences on the death of Ivan. I join the others who wote it: Strength and keep the good memories. From Norway.

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  10. Daniel, I'm very sorry that you have lost Ivan. Not sure you had used his beautiful name before. I will keep reading, so please continue to enlighten us.

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  11. Sorry for your loss Daniel. 19 years is a very long time in our community. Im sure many others still read your blog but after so many years of watching Venezuela fail its hard to post a useful comment.

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  12. So sorry for your loss! Hopefully you can find some meaning in life as it is now and hopefully even make it better. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new life! /Hugs from Sweden

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  13. Island Canuck5:35 AM

    Sorry for your loss. I have been an avid follower of yours for many years from here on Margarita. Another chapter of your life is beginning.

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  14. Te doy el pésame y te recuerdo que puedes seguir adelante, conocerás otra persona, y tendrás buena probabilidad de que te vaya muy bien. Sigue escribiendo si puedes, yo leo lo que escribes y se lo muestro a mi familia, que casi te considera una parte de sus vidas y me pregunta sobre ti. Cuando no escribes nos preocupamos porque no sabemos si te pasa algo, y si en algun momento necesitas ayuda no olvides decirlo.

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  15. Toutes mes condoléances Daniel,
    Nicolas

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  16. Mi sentido pésame Daniel. Considera que no estás sólo en estos momentos difíciles. Todos tus lectores, incluyéndome a mí, estamos contigo.

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  17. Saddened about your loss... Treasure the good memories...

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  18. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Just sad.

    Of course you have readers. For some of us this is a major window into Venezuela. Please keep writing.

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  19. Charly12:35 PM

    Daniel, je vous offre mes plus sincères condoléances et espère que le futur et pour vous même et pour tous ceux qui sont attachés de près ou de loin à cette terre y ramène les joies que nous avons connu avant ces temps maudits.

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  20. Mi más sentido pésame. No puedo imaginar lo difícil que es perder a un ser amado con quien compartes tu vida. Te tendré a ti y a Iván en mis oraciones. Que Dios te conceda pronto consuelo.

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  21. So sorry for your loss!! I know what you are going thru as I also lost my spouse of 29 years in 2013. It will hurt forever, but the pain is a reminder of having been blessed with having another human being of such significance in your life.

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  22. Boludo Tejano4:26 PM

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. It is difficult.

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  23. So sorry for your loss Daniel.
    I hope that you do keep writing and that it helps to get you through this sad time. Staying busy in some way seems to help at least a little.
    Although I rarely comment, I've been consistantly reading your blog for 14 years. It's been an amazing journey and very instructive to see how a seemingly functional country can be drawn into dictatorship and economic ruin. I see parallels with what we are experiencing in the US right now. Your Chronicle serves as a warning to any country that thinks it is safe and immune. It can happen anywhere.
    If you have the strength, keep your message alive.

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  24. La vie continue Daniel, faut etre fort! Bon courage, a te lire..........

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  25. David5:22 PM

    Dear Daniel - My condolences...you were blessed with 19 yrs together.
    And of course you have readers...

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  26. Anonymous6:36 PM

    Mis sentidos pesames, Daniel. Claro que tienes lectores! Y si vale la pena, siempre, lo que tu escribes.

    Guardaras muy bien el recuerdo de Ivan, de eso nadie duda. Solo espero que con el tiempo te duela menos y que lo que te quede es lo bueno de esos 19 años.

    Sigue escribiendo......sin tu voz no seria lo mismo.

    RobertoN


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  27. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending much love to you and your family. From Puerto Rico.

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  28. Lo siento muchísimo, Daniel. Espero que puedas descansar un poco dentro de la locura que es el país.

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  29. Anonymous8:30 AM

    You certainly have readers and sorry for this news - glad to hear there were many good years too. Keep on writing

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  30. Daniel, I am so sorry for your loss. You had 19 wonderful years with Ivan, I hope the memories soon outweigh the sadness you feel today.

    I look everyday for a new post from you and am concerned for your well-being when I don't see one. I, too, hope you will find that writing will help to ease the pain you feel right now. Please take care of yourself.

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  31. Sorry to hear it, Daniel. I hope you find strength and can hang in there. Best.

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  32. M in San Francisco2:57 PM

    This is so painful for me to read about Ivan. I feel like you've been a good friend as I've followed your blog since Chavez (I think). I have relatives in Caracas and after visiting a number of times "long ago now" I can't go there anymore. I get some news but they also are just empty and I don't like to keep asking, not to mention they are busy working to survive, so I've really appreciated your clear and understandable analysis of this long term "fall" and see it as a case study that this can happen anywhere. My heart goes to you for your future. Hugs and Thank You from San Francisco, CA

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  33. SwissReader3:10 PM

    Muy triste leer tus últimas noticias Daniel.
    Te envio mucho energía. Q continúas tu vida paso por paso. Tu SO te accompañe y por seguro va ser feliz ver te activo, analizando y escribiendo.
    Yo por mi parte resto conectando con tu blog, siempre muy gracioso por todo q hiciste.
    Y si tienes un día ganas de ver otra tierra estas siempre bienvenido en mi casa suiza. Tienes mi correo.

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  34. Dear Daniel,

    We are sorry to hear this terrible news. Not to renew your grief, but all of us here are sorry for your tremendous loss.

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  35. So sorry to hear for your loss. I pray you can move on while remembering the wonderful life you had with Ivan.

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  36. I'm still reading you, Daniel. When you have time and inclination, consider returning home so that your heart and mind can grieve in relative safety and peace. ~ Love you, friend. ��

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  37. I'm sorry for your loss Daniel. I wish you the strength and love to cope with it. Your blog is an important part of my understanding of Venezuela, after all these years living abroad. I wait patiently for your posts.

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  38. So sorry Ivan has passed....love and hugs to you Daniel......from snowy Canada.

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  39. Terribly saddened to learn of your loss. My deepest sympathies for you. Hugs.

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  40. Corey Booker7:54 PM

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    1. Anonymous11:18 PM

      Wow. Classy. Remember this moment when the love of your life dies. And remember that karma is an even bigger bitch than you are.

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    2. You must lead a very sad life.

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  41. I am so sorry for your loss, Daniel. Your devotion for your partner in life is a true example for the rest of us. Take your time, but strongly consider coming back to your blog, which is a window of truth for all of us that worry about your land. It is much more important that you will ever know

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  42. J’ai suivi ces dernières années vos malheurs, que ce soit avec votre compagnon, ou la déchéance de Venezuela. Habitant à côté, à Trinidad, on voit maintenant, avec l’arrivée de milliers de réfugiés de votre pays, le résultat de ce qu’on sait, allait venir. Mais je n’aurais jamais imaginé que ce serait à ce point ci. Je suis avec vous.

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  43. Anonymous10:55 PM

    Very sorry to hear the sad news, Daniel. Like many who have commented I have been following your insightful and entertaining posts for years. I how that you will want to continue posting, for the sake of your followers...and perhaps for your own peace.

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  44. Daniel. I am so sorry for your loss. Take care.

    Les

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  45. Daniel - I am very sorry to read of your loss. I know it has been a struggle but you have been and continue to be inspirational after all these years. Your sense of humour shines through. Stay strong. Saludos from the Cold White North.

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  46. Little Venetian5:51 PM

    Mi más sentido pésame, Daniel.

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  47. Glad to see you back missed your posts. I send my heartfelt condolences. Lou W

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  48. Sorry to hear this.

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  49. Daniel please share any memories you can share...

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  50. So sorry for your loss, Daniel

    I just found out about the death of Teodoro Petkoff.

    http://hurryupharry.org/2018/12/26/rip-teodoro-petkoff/

    You were kind enough to arrange a Q and A with him for me in 2005.

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  51. Sorry Daniel for your loss. I have read you for many years. You took such great care of Ivan under incredible conditions. I just wanted to tell you that You are one of the bravest men I have ever known(I know you thru your writtings). Keep writing as we miss it when you do not.

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  52. Sorry to hear. I have been following you on and off for several years. May Ivan rest in peace.

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  53. Avila6:53 AM

    So sorry for you loss.

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  54. :(. sorry.
    and you have more readers than replies alone would suggest.

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