Life, Spoiler Alert!

Ximena Escobar de Nogales
5 min readMay 9, 2022

In defence of melancholy (when consumed with caution)

Life is more enjoyable when taken seriously.

-Christian de Nogales, Psychiatrist

We had agreed to meet for lunch at the Bains des Pâquis, Geneva’s city beach, a perfect destination on a sunny day.

“It’s raining; where shall we go?” Helena texts me.

Ximena Escobar de Nogales

I write, to try to understand. I volunteer in prison, advice on impact investments and I run the Casa Taller El Boga, an arts residency in Mompox, Colombia