“Medicine for the Soul”: the good of the bad and vice versa | Culture and Entertainment | canary edition

Everything bad brings something good and everything good, something bad. This is the reflection of Carla Pérez-Vibles, a doctor and writer from Tenerife who was able to combine these two aspects, and thus found “medicine for the soul”, the title of her first collection of poems.

At only 27 years old, Carla found in art, in all its fields, a form of expression and writing, a refuge.

What started without considering a potential audience but as a way to “reflect feelings and emotions,” later moved on to fill out her Instagram profile (@carlaperezfeb) with verses when the writer realized she was “not only writing about what happened to me, but I was also using it, without realizing it, to help people or to show how they made me feel.”

That’s why when the publishing house offered him to publish “The Light Bulb”. “I thought it could be a good way to get the message across that I wanted to get across.”

Carla explains that this message is based on showing that learning can be learned from suffering, “because I’ve always wondered how people could say they wouldn’t change anything in their lives when I wanted to change so many things…until I realized that if I hadn’t lived Through them, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.

Moreover, the book also serves as an appeal in favor of mental health, because he speaks from his own experience, as he reveals the existence of problems of this kind and knowing how this makes it difficult to achieve certain things, he advocates. You should not carry such a burden in silence and that “sometimes sympathy for a person is more important than giving him a pill.”

Because in a few weeks he will begin his training as a family doctor, he claims the need to “get close to the patient and recognize his fears, because there are many ailments that have to do with emotions.”

The “medicine of the soul” is divided into three parts, each of which contains one of the stages we go through “in life, on a day or at a particular moment.”

The first narrates what happens “when we shut ourselves down and feel lonely,” making way for a second teaching that eventually leads to the realm of happiness “that we want to benefit from and share.”

For this reason, Carla defines this work as a journey of sensations, where “you can read poems in succession or alternately, read one part of the sad part and another of the happy part … it all depends on how you feel. At the moment.”

It was her study times when the creator wrote the most, a fact that helped her to know and understand herself. “I’ve been spending so many hours on my own, and it has brought out the worst in me as well as the best in me,” she says.

This caused the collection of poems to turn into a fusion of views, because Carla asserts that she wrote the book “as a doctor, as a patient, and as a human being”, having poems directed toward herself with “others who exist for certain people. And some that anyone can identify with.”

For this reason, he advocates that it should be consulted “both by people who are having a bad time and by those who are having a good time, because to stay in a state of well-being we must know how to manage that bad part.”

Although he acknowledges that at first it can generate a refusal to delve into the harshest realms of existence, he asserts that those who have read it are grateful that it shows such sadness because “it is not the typical book you read and forget about. It can take you to thinking.”

From this experience, the author maintains the training she has had about the literary world, how publishers work and how writers are created, to the point that “there are people who have asked me for advice to do the same. I have encouraged others, even if they do not sympathize with my poems, to share what they write and their experiences.” This is satisfying.”

And it is that this satisfaction of Carla is not related to success, since she wants to continue writing even if she cannot sell thousands of copies: “I have two new poems ready, and though I often err in writing sad things because it seems so much easier to do than to do beautiful things, I think I’ll keep putting them together.”

Although he declares that medicine is his thing and that he will not devote himself to literature, he knows that a part of it is ‘exist’, in this body of writing and in those to come in the future.

“With ‘Medicina para el alma’ I completely undressed and I don’t care, because it’s okay to say I had a bad time or I was sad. Although a lot of people hide it, you want to hide it,” concludes Carla.

The collection of poems can be obtained from all Canarian libraries that work with Azeta Publishing or on digital platforms such as Amazon. EFE

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