The Great Experiment

Adela Howsare-Palacios

In Spanish, the translation of “I have experienced” is

He experimentado.

Experimentado also means, experimented.

Most linguists would argue that this is a coincidence. A mere homonym that occurred by chance.

But I think it happened on purpose,

Because what is every experience if not an experiment? What is every dream if not a hypothesis?

What is every influence if not a variable?

And what is every error but a challenge,

An unexpected reaction

That lets us know we must reevaluate

And try again?