7 de agosto de 2017

Não dá pra fingir
Não dá desta vez
Vou pensar mais em mim
Já não sei quem tu és
Não dá pra fingir
Não dá pra esconder
Não foi o que eu esperei
Mas podia ser
Eu sei
Eu sei
Eu sei
Mas podia ser

2 de agosto de 2017

30 de julho de 2017

hedonism noun 
the pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence

synonyms: self-indulgence, indulgence, pursuit of pleasure, pleasure-seeking, lotus-eating, epicureanism, epicurism, self-gratification; 

the ethical theory that pleasure (in the sense of the satisfaction of desires) is the highest good and proper aim of human life.

29 de julho de 2017

27 de julho de 2017

Authenticity doesn’t follow up a cheerful greeting with hollow conversation; it’s a guarded character that gradually rewards persistence. Pay your dues…

25 de julho de 2017

Quer o destino que eu não creia no destino E o meu fado é nem ter fado nenhum Cantá-lo bem sem sequer o ter sentido Senti-lo como ninguém, mas não ter sentido algum Ai que tristeza, esta minha alegria Ai que alegria, esta tão grande tristeza Esperar que um dia eu não espere mais um dia Por aquele que nunca vem e que aqui esteve presente

23 de julho de 2017

There is a moment when neither of us knows whether to shake hands and, in the end, it's Romy who breaks the ice with a hug. It's a reminder that, in spite of all her talent and fame, she's still awkward; still the quiet one who likes to hang back and observe. But she's comfortable with that. Her power comes from finally having accepted herself and knowing that, in a world of noise, sometimes the greatest strength comes from not shouting.

19 de julho de 2017

At the moment you may do a lot of reflecting on who you are, what you have achieved so far in your life, and what your real goals and values are. This is a good time for introspection, because you are able to be realistic about your strengths and weaknesses, and therefore any choices you make will reflect authentic qualities within you rather than the expectations of others or fantasies of who you would like to be.

23 de junho de 2017

Well, I think identity for all of us is this perpetual process. And it’s somewhat like constantly clearing out and rearranging an attic. And it’s as much about throwing out all the furniture and trinkets that no longer serve us as bringing in new ones. And in that sense, it’s just as important to continue defining who we are as to continue eliminating who we are not. 

21 de junho de 2017

You who never arrived
in my arms, Beloved, who were lost
from the start,
I don't even know what songs
would please you. I have given up trying
to recognize you in the surging wave of
the next moment. All the immense
images in me -- the far-off, deeply-felt
landscape, cities, towers, and bridges, and
unsuspected turns in the path,
and those powerful lands that were once
pulsing with the life of the gods--
all rise within me to mean
you, who forever elude me.

You, Beloved, who are all
the gardens I have ever gazed at,
longing. An open window
in a country house-- , and you almost
stepped out, pensive, to meet me.
Streets that I chanced upon,--
you had just walked down them and vanished.
And sometimes, in a shop, the mirrors
were still dizzy with your presence and,
startled, gave back my too-sudden image.
Who knows? Perhaps the same
bird echoed through both of us
yesterday, separate, in the evening...
by Rainer Maria Rilke

20 de junho de 2017

There is no shortcut for the conquest of meaning. And ultimately, it is meaning that we seek to give to our lives.
 And I’m very guided by this desire to counter that in myself because I am, like everybody else, a product of my time and my culture. And I remember, there’s a really beautiful commencement address that Adrienne Rich gave in 1977 in which she said that an education is not something that you get but something that you claim. And I think that’s very much true of knowledge itself. The reason we’re so increasingly intolerant of long articles and why we skim them, why we skip forward even in a short video that reduces a 300-page book into a three-minute animation — even in that we skip forward — is that we’ve been infected with this kind of pathological impatience that makes us want to have the knowledge but not do the work of claiming it. I mean, the true material of knowledge is meaning. And the meaningful is the opposite of the trivial. And the only thing that we should have gleaned by skimming and skipping forward is really trivia. And the only way to glean knowledge is contemplation. And the road to that is time. There’s nothing else. It’s just time.
Whereas the biological synchrony that emerges between connected brains and bodies may be comparable no matter who the other person may be, the triggers for your micro-moments of love can be wholly different with intimates. The hallmark feature of intimacy is mutual responsiveness, that reassuring sense that you and your soul mate — or you and your best friend — really ‘get’ each other. This means that you come to your interactions with a well-developed understanding of each other’s inner workings, and you use that privileged knowledge thoughtfully, for each other’s benefit. Intimacy is that safe and comforting feeling you get when you can bask in the knowledge that this other person truly understands and appreciates you. You can relax in this person’s presence and let your guard down. Your mutual sense of trust, perhaps reinforced by your commitments of loyalty to each other, allows each of you to be more open with each other than either of you would be elsewhere.


19 de junho de 2017

What’s a strategy to keep focused?
I really try to ask myself the question of nine. Will this matter in nine minutes, nine hours, nine days, nine weeks, nine months or nine years? If it will truly matter for all of those, pay attention to it. If it isn’t going to matter in nine minutes, nine hours or nine days from now, you need to not pay attention to it.
I think it’s extremely easy to become distracted by noise, by things that might upset us or set us off track. It gives us this intrinsic feeling that I have to react to this. This concept of nine has kept me on track from losing focus on the things that truly matter. That way you can respond when you need to, but you don’t spend your time reacting to things that are not going to have any importance in a short period of time from now.

17 de junho de 2017

Chegou! O desconforto do conforto. Uma das sensações que vim a adorar na minha vida. O Tédio!

Como é difícil gostar do Tédio nesta vida-luta que nos vendem, cheia de "desafios", "sacrificios", "stresses", "provas a superar".

Nesta vida que tem que ser uma escalada para chegar a sei lá que lugar.
Ah que se lixem os Kilimanjaros a conquistar.
Eu quero é aconchegar-me ao Tédio e decorá-lo de flores, tipo altar. Porque infelizmente ele há-de passar....E só quando olharmos para ele de longe, é que vamos perceber que o Tédio era a boa da felicidade, de graça e cheia de graça, bem à mão de semear.

Que ele nunca se me acabe.
Natalie Cole > avalon