Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

I realize I only took the time to write about my new life experience at a time of distress and, if anyone decides to judge my decision on that, they would say I[m filled with regret. Please allow me to reiterate: I´m not. I´m just saying that leaving home to take a head first leap … Continue lendo

Portuglish

Portuglish

I was so cool about it, anyone watching even from a very close perspective would have assumed it had been the easiest choice I had done in my life. In several ways they would be right – I had no strings except for my best friend, my cat and maybe a book or two I … Continue lendo

Like a fairytale…

Like a fairytale…

  it’s quite funny when I think of it, of how things have taken shape and how things have happened in these long, long months. Even with the mistakes made – which always happen, don’t fool yourselves – even if you take out all the inevitable tendency to romanticize memories, even with the distance, when I … Continue lendo

Because I suck at goodbyes

Because I suck at goodbyes

  Life has a funny way of playing out. Sometimes, when life is throwing the curviest ball in the world, you end up in the right place at the right time. I had one hell of an year…. I fell in love with someone who lives across the ocean at a time I was unemployed and … Continue lendo

I will never quote Marilyn Monroe

I will never quote Marilyn Monroe

  yeah, I’m aware a lot of stupid girls quote her to say “I’m an awful person but I’m hot enough for you to deal with it” with whatever words the actress actually used sometime 50 years ago. I will not be one of them. Me? I’m flawed, insecure, a little crazy and crawling with daddy … Continue lendo

Just like everything else

Just like everything else

  We all have our tales, our anecdotes, our heartbreaks, our horror stories and action moments. Life does that to us, collecting moments and memories that we shape in time to fit categories we are used to. Some will have more bromance stories, others more drama, but one thing is for certain: We all have love … Continue lendo

Fall IS Perfect…

Fall IS Perfect…

  i Have heard All kinda of talks About LOVE but none, in any language, could ever be more accurate than the most obvious one: falling. Nothing can describe a feeling better than the most obvious language of all of those I have ever attempted to learn (and there have been quite a few)… “Falling” in … Continue lendo

Not Goodbye

Not Goodbye

  I could spend hours talking about my father. Telling stories, revisiting memories, describing each and every detail about Bueno as a father, but I know it wouldn’t be necessary. Many people have known him as I did: like a father to them. He had something a little magical about him, a way of attracting people … Continue lendo

A kiss on the hand

A kiss on the hand

   And so comes Father’s Day. I have never been a fan of these dates that force us to enjoy the company of certain people. My father has never been very in touch with hem either, so we have hardly ever celebrated. The whole concept of leaving my flat and facing traffic over this seemed … Continue lendo

The secret to immortality

The secret to immortality

  Time plays a funny trick on us. It tends to romanticize the good and erase the bad from our minds, and thank God it does. Now, when I revisit the memories I have of my father, something I’ve been prone to do quite a lot lately, I never think of the fights, and the screams … Continue lendo