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Reflexos da vida moderna

Outubro 08, 2018

Era um surpreendente fim de tarde em Inglaterra, quente e de ceu azul,  as ruas estavam cheias de gente e o autocarro lotado. Era o habitual regresso a casa apos as cinco da tarde, sento-me atras dum saco enorme e ao lado um senhor tipicamente ingles, vestido de forma classica, pele branca e olhos azuis, ar afavel e sorridente bem diferente da populacao mais nova.

 

Na paragem seguinte entram varios passageiros, e um outro senhor pede passagem para o lugar do saco. Este homem ‘e ligeiramente mais novo que o seu companheiro do lado, provavelmente ainda esta activo no mercado de trabalho e manifesta ser uma pessoa simples com um emprego simples. Veste casualmente, o contraste entre os dois e’ enorme, no entanto comecam uma conversa agradavel que se mantera ate eu sair proximo da estacao de comboios. Entenderam-se como dois velhos amigos simpaticos que se reencontraram tempos infindos depois, sorridentes brincalhoes, nao houve ali uma palavra de contrariedade ou de reclamacao tao habitual nos tempos que correm.

 

A cumplicidade que pude testemunhar levou a um pequeno acreditar na Humanidade, a que realmente podemos confiar em estranhos e nao termos medo que nos facam mal. Sera? Noto uma diferenca enorme nas noticias que aparecem nos jornais, os millenials mal habituados por nos pais a terem tudo (e a descartar tudo!) nao querem saber de nos e descartam-nos tambem; naoq uerem saber de regras e sociedade e tornam-se alvos faceis de gestos impensaveis e impulsivos. A culpa e’ nossa que lhe squisemos dar o que nao tivemos, que lhes quisemos por nas maos o que eles nem tiveram tempo para sonhar ou desejar ou ate planear ter. A culpa e’ nossa e de tudo o que os rodeia desde os infantarios em que nao podem ser criancas e nem dormem a tarde ate a escola que rapidamente lhes retira a oportunidade de criar de relaxar.

 

Que bom seria a expressao plastica de volta as escolas, para criar e nao ser avaliado penosamente, Que bom seria educarmos humanos que soubessem preencher impressos e tivessem o cohecimento da gratidao e da honra. Que bom seria que a formacao civica fosse mais do que uma disciplina com duas palavras. Fui muito feliz a ter religiao e moral e nunca me impuseram missas nem confissoes.

 

Os miudos com meditacao desde o infantario, o desporto como algo a ser amado e nao obrigado, os trabalhos manuais a incentivar o lado explorador e porque nao comunitario.

 

Se as escolas ensinassem a pensar ... mas era um grande risco para a elite... e entao nao da malta, o pessoal tem que continuar a auto-hipnotizar-se atraves dos ecrans e a usar o auto-corrector para nao escrever sempre ha-des ou ha de haver sem h.

 

Contudo, em casa os pais ainda podem conseguir esse dever para si, propor actividades que vao de encontro aos interesses dos filhos ou neles despoletam outros. Mostrar-lhes museus e teatros, jardins e ar livre, exposicoes e bibliotecas. Porque nao custa dinheiro nenhum passear com as pernas pela rua ou jardis da cidade! Porque nao custa dinheiro nenhum pertencer a biblioteca municipal e ter a disposicao infindaveis recursos que nao sao so livros. Porque nao custa dinheiro nenhum conversar, partilhar conhecimento, visitar lugares novos onde vivemos, uma nova rua, um novo caminho, um novo espaco, uma nova perspectiva.

 

Qualquer dia os miudos crescem e voam, ou esvoacam porque voar esta complicado... e nao vao olhar para tras, nem querer saber de memorias, e os afetcos comprometidos pela nao partilha nada semearao e somos descartados porque a ideia de familia e’ abstrata para eles e descartados porque...nao ha um upgrade para os pais...

She is a Phoenix

Outubro 03, 2018

It was raining, the night was cold and the sky was dark, she was listening to a portuguese song by Mariza 'Chuva' and thinking about life. Those days, life was not so good and easy, it seemed that life wasn't happening! The brain had mixed feelings between love, family, living and work, duties.

 

She didn't know what she could do to be happier, she started to look to the sky every day, trying to focus on positive vibes and looking to learn anything new every day. She had this plan to not fall into a depression, the plan was living day after day and try to get out of that sad reality. After months, life started to happen, actually, life was happening since but she was sleepy and she could not see the future, only a present grey and boring. 

 

Step by step, time won her again, the sun arrived, life was changing and the days started to be brighter and happier. She found that it is true: you have to broke the pattern to have another way. The pattern was broken and the life had a new direction, new things were there to be picked, new places, new smiles and new plans arose.

That night was so far away! that dependence, that day goal without any sense, was lost. It was incredible to have that guide: look at the sky!

 

E v e r y  d a y!

 

Meanwhile, it was important to set up a few goals, she achieved all! She had learned that resilience is not a word it is a way of life.

Nowadays, life is so different and distant for those days, the life is still happening, other dreams and other goals, maybe harder but she is there, trying every day remember that resilience is the key, not to give up, keep going, keep dreaming and keep doing because the dreams do not happen if you do not move.

 

A few years from now, the life will be different again, she realises that life is there for her to live. She knows that that life is there waiting for her, she only has to accomplish the steps to arrive at that destination like a GPS route...

 

And she will.

 

 

Keep DrEaMinG

Outubro 02, 2018

A few years ago I saw a picture in a blog... that picture was a turning point in my life. I loved the colours, the vibes, and something told me that someday I had to know that place. Although, I was living in Portugal and that place was in London... meanwhile I forgot the picture and then years after I could travel to London and know the place, a moment that I will keep in my loving memories.

 

Now, I lost the times I was there... only in my second time I found that place had a way out for another street! It is a colourful place, vibrant, original and has that Instagram look!

Near Covent Garden, a place that you have to know, Neal Yard Street it is hard to find, it is a place that you can find occasionally or you can know by reference!

 

It is a quiet place, but if you stay a while you can find that has more than what meets the eye. Furthermore, Covent Garden has music, performances, Channel, lovely people that can be amazed every day and a fabulous walk to Leicester Square.

 

I cannot tell what is my favourite place in London! I loved the garden by the river near Charing Cross... I love the Soho, Leicester Square and Piccadilly, the Regent and the Carnaby Street... I love London and Camden.

 

Another place that I found interesting is Tower Hill, next time I am planning to head to The London Bridge and walk by... take lots of pictures, see the landscape and appreciate the bridge itself. That side of London it is a place that I cannot tell that I know... I was there in a hotel in 2013, I visit a Catholic church and I liked the place near the Tower of London, despite of this we visit the London heart more than the streets around  Tower Hill.

 

Today, I saw in the same blog a photo from SATC... Carrie's apartment in New York upperside. Maybe, one day I go there, I love the series and the characters, namely Samantha. If I had an alter ego I could name it after Samantha :) 

 

There are more places that I want to go: Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam (again), Bruges, Paris ( again), North of Portugal. Brazil?

 

For instance, I try to dream about living in Spain and I think it can be true someday! Sunset, good wine and cheese, money for expenses, a cosy home and a love,...my love.

 

 

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