You Need to Be Happy

You Need to Be Happy
Fecha de publicación: 
9 October 2023
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It’s unclear whether it was writtnen as advice, certainty, or almost as an imperative.

The truth is that it’s there, on the back of a bench at the busstop, indicating to everyone who passes by that someone was seriously interested in someone else's happiness.

I’d like to think that it’s a message of love that someone, who can no longer be close to the person they loved or loves to tell them by looking in their eyes, chose to write it to them, almost shout it at them, where it would not go unnoticed.

He did not sign it because it was clear to him that the recipient would know who had written those three words. Like an open secret.

However... there could be many other stories.

Yet, though romantic and also an incentive to imagination, I don't think anyone will feel very happy he who would lie their tired back on the bench at night, waiting for the bus, and, unknowingly, get stamped on their clothes, that message they were not the recipient of... and whose content may put you in trouble when you get home.

Translated by Amilkal Labañino / CubaSí Translation Staff

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