The will to

I sing the will to love: the will that carves the will to live, the will that saps the will to hurt, the will that kills the will to die; the will that made and keeps you warm, the will that points your eyes ahead, the will that makes you give, not get, a give … More The will to

Living by the sea

“When I die I will return to seek The moments I did not live by the sea.” Sophia De Mello Breyner Selected Poems, translated by Richard Zenith, Carcanet Press, 1997. Tour Guide

even though it isn’t mine

even though I feel at home in most places I travel to, even though I can’t wait to leave, even though it now looks mostly as a theme park, I sometimes can’t help but feel that Porto  belongs to me because I belong to it. References  Truman Capote

Perspectives

nothing can better cure the anthropocentrism that is the author of all our ills than to cast ourselves into the physics of the infinitely large (or the infinitely small). By reading any text of popular science we quickly regain the sense of the absurd, but this time it is a sentiment that can be held … More Perspectives

something happening

Coffee is a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a … More something happening

Just for locals

Friday dinner at Paju away from the “movida”and tourist circuits of downtown Porto. Super Bock is the name of the local beer, what you would ask for  before craft beer became “a thing”. 

So this was Christmas

Last year Christmas was at my parents’ and I showed up extremely overdressed in a 70s brocade hostess dress. That was the movie in my head. Since my grandmother and my great-aunt died, Christmas was put on suspension until it somewhat became unimportant and almost meaningless. This year, my parents decided to go on holiday … More So this was Christmas