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Instead of wasting everybody’s time with awkward Mexican standoffs, I believe all love triangles should be disputed and resolved with electro-tango showdowns. A couple of songs is all we need, and just like that we’re done. Also, this is by far the sexier way of doing it.

Molasses by The Hush Sound

You are made of sugar, milk and molasses,
So, little darlin’, you attract all the bees.
You are the gazer, you are the attraction;
It takes a little vanity to know what it means.

I know it ‘cause you wrote it down a hundred times,
But you say that you’re doin’ just fine.

Say there’s something better,
But today there is a cold moon rising.
You wanted something better,
But tonight? Tonight you’re giving up.

I asked a question, give me an answer.
You’ll say the word, and I will disappear.
You’re running fast, but you can run faster.
Your wheels to the dirt, gonna make it clear.

I know it ‘cause you wrote it down a hundred times,
But you say that you’re doin’ just fine.

Say there’s something better,
But today there is a cold moon rising.
You wanted something better,
But tonight you know you’ll never find it.

Say there’s something better,
But today there is a cold moon rising.
You wanted something better,
But tonight? Tonight you’re giving…

Darkness.
And you can’t hear me.
I will try to draw you near me,
But in the morning you will wake up alone.
When your body breaks,
Even the hummingbirds will feel the earthquake.
You’ll sing a song of your heart’s complaints.

Sing it loud,
Sing it clear!
Oh, sing so I can hear you,
Then sing it soft in my ear.
Take it up,
Or take out,
Put me down,
In the grand,
I’ll go anywhere with you.

Say there’s something better,
You don’t see it, you won’t find it.
Say there’s something better,
You’re behind it, but you won’t get it.
La da da, la da da.
La da da, la da da.
Say there’s something better,
But today there is a cold moon rising.
You wanted something better,
But tonight, you know you’ll never find it.
La da da, la da da.
La da da, la da da.
Say there’s something better,
You don’t see it, you won’t find it.
Say there’s something better,
You’re behind it, but you won’t get it.

La música toca en el fondo de un pequeño restaurante italiano en un rincón desconocido de la ciudad.
Don’t want a lot for Christmas; there’s just one thing I need.
¿Te puedo preguntar algo?
Don’t care about those presents underneath the Christmas tree.
¿Qué estás buscando en este momento?
I just want you for my own,
More than you could ever know.
¿A qué te refieres?
You know that all I want for Christmas is you.
Me refiero a una relación.
Won’t ask for much this Christmas; I won’t even wish for snow.
No, I’m just gonna keep on waiting underneath the mistletoe.
Uhmm, I…
There’s no sense in hanging stockings, there upon the fireplace,
'cause Santa, he won't make me happy with a toy on Christmas Day.
Guess I just want someone who is crazy in love with me…
I just want you here tonight,
Holding on to me so tight.
And with whom I’m crazy in love too.
Girl, what can I do?
You know that all I want for Christmas is you.

And all the lights are shining so brightly everywhere.
And the sound of children’s laughter fills the air.
And everyone is singing, I can hear those sleigh bells ringing.
Ya veo.
Santa won’t you bring me the one I really love?
Won’t you please bring my baby to me?
Bueno, me parece que al menos por ahora ya has conseguido la mitad de eso.
I don’t want a lot for Christmas; this is all I’m asking for.
No, I just wanna see my baby standing right outside my door.
Supongo que no es exactamente lo que buscas…
I just want you for my own,
More that you could ever know.
…no digas eso.
Make my wish come true.
You know that all I want for Christmas is you.
…pero tal vez con un poco de esfuerzo eso pueda arreglarse.
Is you.

Here’s a short video depicting a chain reaction of human kindness, where small individual acts ripple endlessly to amount for big changes. I really liked it; I thought you might like it too.

The video is actually a compilation of several video clips filmed through the years, stuck together in perfect order to create a heartwarming sequence that is capable of lubricating your eyes with tears. The compilation was apparently inspired by the beautiful song that plays through it: Give a Little Love by Noah and the Whale.

Well, if you are; What you love,
And you do; What you love,
I will always be the sun and moon to you,
And if you share; With your heart,
Yeah, you give; With your heart,
What you share with the world is what it keeps of you.

Human kindness is complex. Even though, it is often defined as an attribute associated with single individuals, in reality it works more like a system. Actually, what would we discover if we mathematized human kindness? Is it possible for us to model it as a dynamical system relatively sensitive to initial conditions, and then go ahead and apply chaos theory to it?

Unexpected, spontaneous, powerful, stochastic, entropic, individualistic, systematic; human kindness is quite complex.