Martin – Naufragar?

May 25, 2009

Of course I’m jealous.

Martin is 2 years my junior, one of my best friends and maya’s godfather. He holds a PHd in Philosophy, teaches in NYC, flies remote controlled airplanes, windsurfs, collects & plays a gazillion musical instruments, speaks multiple languages, is witty, smart and charming. His very being juxtaposes the core of many things; As a south american intellectual, he is idealistic and ridiculous; as an Argentinian, he is the descendant of borges and gardel; as the scion of an industrial tycoon, he is priviledged and over-educated; yet as a teacher of philosophy, he is perpetually poor; and as jewish, fatalistic and passionate.

He displays fantastic bouts of melodrama in his relationships; never trusting enough, never giving enough, always flawed and always failing to acknowledge his own hand in its doomed certainty. But when he loves he does so with a passion that I could scarcely begin to understand.

His joie de vivre is infectious.

Recently he came up with an album’s worth of music. http://www.martingak.com/Los_Fantasmas_de_Angelin.html

Of course I’m jealous.

Jonker street, Melaka. 2008

Jonker street, Melaka. 2008

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