References Fernando Pessoa, XIV – We are born at sunset and we die ere morn
The souls that throng the flood Are those to whom, by fate, are other bodies ow’d: In Lethe’s lake they long oblivion taste, Of future life secure, forgetful of the past. Photo: Ponte de Lima (2017) I have spent a lot of happy and not so happy days in this place during my childhood and … More The gliding Lethe leads her silent flood
This is not a good photo. I couldn’t get out of the car and attempt a proper photo, the letter box stands right by a traffic light and words on walls and urban equipments tend to vanish quickly, so you get them when you spot them. Pause and reflect on the [your / mine] path … More I’d rather stop
Madrid November 2016 References Alexander Pope, Eloisa to Abelard
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
References Joseph Auslander Silence
Take from my palms, to soothe your heart, a little honey, a little sun, in obedience to Persephone’s bees. You can’t untie a boat that was never moored, nor hear a shadow in its furs, nor move through thick life without fear. For us, all that’s left is kisses tattered as the little bees that die when … More Take from my palms
I seem to be forgetting to live a little more.
The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes – ah, that is where the art resides. Artur Schnabel References: “The piano ain’t got no wrong notes.” ― Thelonious Monk Photo: Vintage market at Armazém, Porto, November 18, 2017
Soon it dies Temporary Photo: coffee with Frida, Yichang (November, 2017)
are inseparable. Appreciating their interconnectedness is the gateway to understanding Lao Tzu Rounded path at Ciutat de les Arts I les Ciències (Valencia, 2016)
It seems like I have watched too many David Lynch movies. The dark always brings out the brightest Glow
“But ballet itself – it’s important. Dance is important. It’s that language that everybody understands. It’s a powerful tool to open people’s minds. It’s some subconscious thing, a connection we all have. Kids dance before walking. It’s our truest nature of being. It’s true spirit.” He pauses. “And then, slowly and slowly, as we grow … More Why would you walk?
Through the many Windows of the Guggenheim (Bilbao, 2012)
I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and I am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle not to stray. References Stanley Kunitz, “The Layers” The Collected Poems of Stanley Kunitz. Copyright © 1978 Photo: Braga getting into Noites Brancas, September 2017