Natalia Perez Wahlberg
Illustrator, entrepreneur and writer since I can remember.
Love a good book and can talk endlessly about books and literature.
Creator, artist, motion graphics.
I fell in love
APRIL Today, when I looked into your eyes, I knew I had fallen in love. I knew that I loved you and that I wanted to be with you. I knew that as soon as I left your side, I’d be missing you, your fragrance, your smile, your questions… Don’t ask me how, nor when, nor why, because I’m at a loss as to why my heart chose you. Perhaps it was your gaze that had a way of penetrating my soul while we made love, perhaps your actions that set off a multitude of feelings within me that I didn’t realize I was able to possess.
Light was seeping in through the small space between the blinds and the window ledge that reached all the way to the floor. It came in furtively, licking the wooden surface of the floors, trying hard to reach with its warm hand the opposite wall.
“Don’t cry”, he’d said. He had looked at me with sadness and worry. I had tried to hold back the tears which were impatient to run down my cheeks. The more I tried to stop them, the more the knot in my throat was choking me. I couldn’t breathe and I broke into short sobs that turned into a relentless cry.
I have to leave now
I look at you and I feel an incredible love. You have been everything that a creature like myself could have asked for from someone who took care of them. As soon as I saw you that day through the glass of my prison I knew it was you. You’d be the person who would take care of me. So I tried to get your attention. I jumped, screamed, turned around in circles around my cell, and when I stopped to see if my stunts were working, I could tell right away from your gaze that I had captured your heart. You were mine. All of a sudden I was in your arms, and from that moment onwards we’ve been inseparable. It’s true that sometimes I felt a bit smothered, but I can’t deny that I enjoyed all the attention. A lot.
A touch of the supernatural
Not so long ago, there was a challenge to talk about “If this, then that”, where the community in Vocal would talk about a show or a movie and then recommend similar ones. I submitted two entries, but there was a third one I wanted to add but I didn’t manage to do so before the deadline. However, I was left with the itch to write it anyway and share it with you, my dear readers.
Love in the time of COVID
June 2020 PAUL I woke up this morning believing today was a day just like any other I’ve had this past few months. I wasn’t expecting anything much to happen. Little did I suspect that it was the day that would end up with a date a few days later.
There's a first time for everything
I know this might sound cliché, but one of my most embarrassing moments happened on a night out drinking with my high-school girlfriends. I am sure there are many more cringe-worthy moments in my life that are not coming to mind at this moment, but this one stands out particularly in my mind, neon signs pointing at it in all possible gamut of colors to keep reminding me how utterly embarrassing it was.
Out of a movie
The story I am about to tell you might not make a lot of sense. You might read it and think I am making it all up. Believe me, the thought hasn’t escaped me. In fact, sometimes I wonder whether I fell asleep watching a movie and dreamt the whole thing up or if this actually did happen. It’s too surreal, but at the same time, too outrageous for me to have made it up. Whatever the case might be, I will be sharing it with you and I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether you want to believe it or not. All I can say in my defense is that I don’t make lying a habit. In fact, I am a terrible liar, even in writing. Mark Twain said: “if you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” That’s my motto.