The Diary — El diario

Francisco Martínez
3 min readFeb 16

On my sixteenth birthday someone gifted me a diary. Bright blue pastes and in the center the image of the constellation Orion. When I opened it, a strange dedication surprised me: “So you can control the time.” At that moment I interpreted the word “control” in the sense of organizing my time.

I took writing the diary seriously and for a little over two years I was recording on its pages everything that happened to me and what I thought and felt for the people around me. A sad event made me stop writing and the diary was left in the bargueño desk of an old cabinet for many years.