We made love where the horizon melts...



"I'm Waiting Here" is a song by the American film director and musician David Lynch. It is the thirteenth track and lead single from Lynch's second studio album The Big Dream (2013), and was released on June 3, 2013 on Sacred Bones Records. Produced by Lynch, "I'm Waiting Here" features vocals by the Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li, who co-wrote the song with Lynch collaborator Dean Hurley.

valtari was sigur rós's last album as a four-piece. an elegaic work; they didn't feel much like talking about it, and so, instead, asked a bunch talented directors to make whatever they felt like making to go with music. these 16 films are the result. sad, funny, beautiful and, occasionally, plain bewildering, they represent just some of the available emotional responses to this most contemplative sigur rós album. the film's credits include thank-you's to all 800-plus entrants to the mystery film experiment competition.

beautiful
breathtaking
erotic
passionate
<3 br="" nbsp=""> More here: http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/valtari/videos/
One year ago to the day, almost to the hour as I write this, I was waking up in Portugal for the very last time. So today we are celebrating one year since we left Portugal!

But the real celebration is living here, we absolutely love it. Nevertheless the first three months were quite tough. No furniture, no friends, no house. But we had our dreams to follow and we fought so fiercely for them. Then, slowly, we got our lives back. We love our jobs, we live in a cosy apartment and most of all, have some few but amazing good friends.
Here is a summary of some striking moments:

• Miguel got his job as Head of SPSS and Predictive Solutions at Cubewise
• I got my accreditation as a Teacher and I do love my job!
• We moved to our apartment at Willoughby in June and we love the neigbourhood.
• We went to Bondi Beach, Manly Beach, Dee Why Beach, and so many other beautiful beaches.
• We did some awesome kayak excursions exploring the Sydney’s Lakes.
• We did amazing bike rides in natural parks and around the city CBD.
• We played awesome music and I am back to oil painting
• We did countless barbies with our friends Paolo Malafaia, Nathalia Araújo, Dmitry Fomichev and Anna Fomichev. :D Love you so much guys!
• We had some lovely dinners and crazy talks with our belgian friends Sophie and Stéphane.
• We had an amazing bush walk experience with Raquel Grammat and Ross Vman to the Blue Mountains.
• We went to Blacksmiths Beach for some awesome 4 wheel drive and fishing at Port Macquarie Lake with Josh Geller and Winnie Ng! Thank you guys!
• We went to Byron Bay with the Cubewise team and we loved each single moment of relaxed and cheerful mateship.
• We celebrated Christmas with a traditional Christmas aussie barbie with our wonderful friends Paolo Malafaia and Nathalia Araújo. We had such a sweet happy Christmas thanks to you guys :*
• We went to the Janola Caves. It was so amazing!
• We had some amazing portuguese friends visiting us. Nuno Gonçalves (Gift), Vasco, Paulo Almeida, Nela Almeida e Paula Rosa. It meant the world to us. Truly!
• We saw wallies, dolphins, koalas, wombats, butterflies, possums, beautiful birds, cockatoos, some scary spiders and snakes and lots and lots of cockroachs.
• We meet Valerie Guthknecht who is such a sweetheart and good friend and that takes care of my hair while we share delicious tea and treats. Thanks hun, you are adorable! 
• We celebrated Birthdays with our good friends Suzete Toledo Luís, Marco Pereira, Raquel Grammat, Ross Vman, Christina Knorr and Johann. It meant so much to us!
• We had to come to the other side of the world to meet some amazing friends like Paulo Oliveira. Cheers mate!

Looking back, we came a long way through this frantic first year. I heard somewhere that everyone encounters a big change every decade or so of their lives. Whatever it is, I'm glad I do not walk this path alone. With you around, I have courage.

Happy anniversary my dear! May we have many good ones in the years to come.
Life is good mate! :D

Ode to a Nightingale - KEATS

Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Read by Benedict Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch’s reading sounds and feels absolutely close and intimate. We could point out his extraordinarily beautiful voice, but it's the way he performs the poem, full of emotion and sincerity that makes it so breathtaking and poignant.

My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
         My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,
Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains
         One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk:
'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,
         But being too happy in thine happiness,—
                That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees
                        In some melodious plot
         Of beechen green, and shadows numberless,
                Singest of summer in full-throated ease.

O, for a draught of vintage! that hath been
         Cool'd a long age in the deep-delved earth,
Tasting of Flora and the country green,
         Dance, and Provençal song, and sunburnt mirth!
O for a beaker full of the warm South,
         Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene,
                With beaded bubbles winking at the brim,
                        And purple-stained mouth;
         That I might drink, and leave the world unseen,
                And with thee fade away into the forest dim:

Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget
         What thou among the leaves hast never known,
The weariness, the fever, and the fret
         Here, where men sit and hear each other groan;
Where palsy shakes a few, sad, last gray hairs,
         Where youth grows pale, and spectre-thin, and dies;
                Where but to think is to be full of sorrow
                        And leaden-eyed despairs,
         Where Beauty cannot keep her lustrous eyes,
                Or new Love pine at them beyond to-morrow.

Away! away! for I will fly to thee,
         Not charioted by Bacchus and his pards,
But on the viewless wings of Poesy,
         Though the dull brain perplexes and retards:
Already with thee! tender is the night,
         And haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne,
                Cluster'd around by all her starry Fays;
                        But here there is no light,
         Save what from heaven is with the breezes blown
                Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways.

I cannot see what flowers are at my feet,
         Nor what soft incense hangs upon the boughs,
But, in embalmed darkness, guess each sweet
         Wherewith the seasonable month endows
The grass, the thicket, and the fruit-tree wild;
         White hawthorn, and the pastoral eglantine;
                Fast fading violets cover'd up in leaves;
                        And mid-May's eldest child,
         The coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine,
                The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves.

Darkling I listen; and, for many a time
         I have been half in love with easeful Death,
Call'd him soft names in many a mused rhyme,
         To take into the air my quiet breath;
                Now more than ever seems it rich to die,
         To cease upon the midnight with no pain,
                While thou art pouring forth thy soul abroad
                        In such an ecstasy!
         Still wouldst thou sing, and I have ears in vain—
                   To thy high requiem become a sod.

Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird!
         No hungry generations tread thee down;
The voice I hear this passing night was heard
         In ancient days by emperor and clown:
Perhaps the self-same song that found a path
         Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home,
                She stood in tears amid the alien corn;
                        The same that oft-times hath
         Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam
                Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn.

Forlorn! the very word is like a bell
         To toll me back from thee to my sole self!
Adieu! the fancy cannot cheat so well
         As she is fam'd to do, deceiving elf.
Adieu! adieu! thy plaintive anthem fades
         Past the near meadows, over the still stream,
                Up the hill-side; and now 'tis buried deep
                        In the next valley-glades:
         Was it a vision, or a waking dream?
                Fled is that music:—Do I wake or sleep?

Celebration Day

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 2 Comments


Sydney, January 22, 2014

Time goes by and inexplicably I still love you.
We flew through oceans and we turned our life upside down. We defy all laws of physics and laughed at all love treaties. And here we are twenty-two years later, as if nothing had changed when everything changed.
Here, where we feel so close although so far and where all the familiarity I have is your body, your voice and your restless soul pulling me by the hand.
It is always in you that I rest my soul, my love.
And it is always in you that I become breathless.
My home is you. With a large open terrace over the world. And I know that I am unbearable and so, too volatile tenant.
I wonder what I did to deserve you, what magical trick gave me the privilege of knowing you in your deepest darkness and dazzling me with the emanating light from your deep, so dense and unsearchable eyes.
And what thou shalt have done so extraordinary for me to laugh everyday with your edgy sense of humour, to soften me with your demureness, to exasperate me with your acid rationality and always be fascinated with this gift of yours of looking flawless in a suit.
I do not even know how long will our love last.
I do not promise you anything, I warn you!
Well you know it's best not too rise the expectations, and anyway it pleases me to keep the mystery and make myself more intense.
But I got used to being happy. And we both know that love does not aim happiness. And happiness is so unlikely...
“Maybe you'll still love me tomorrow” is what I accept by loving you today.
Because all we really have is what we feel now. Right now!
In this single moment when I am writing and you're reading this words.
Love exists at 5:45 in this stuffy, gray day. Here in this porch where I sit, in the traffic passing below, in the blissful petrichor scent, in the joyful cries of cockatoos flying around, within this difficult gesture of finding the accurate words to say what the soul already knows. What the soul already is.
Because to be is all we need.

(Please be kind. English isn't my mother language and my eloquence still struggles with the lack of elegance and vocabulary. But I'm working hard to improve it.)


Sydney, 22 de Janeiro e 2014

O tempo passa e de forma inexplicável continuo a amar-te.
Viajámos oceanos, virámos do avesso a vida, desafiámos as leis da física, rimos de todos os tratados de amor e aqui estamos, vinte e dois anos depois, como se nada tivesse mudado quando tudo mudou.
Aqui, onde nos sentimos tão próximos e onde toda a familiaridade que tenho é o teu corpo, a tua voz, a tua alma inquieta a puxar-me pela mão.
É sempre em ti que repouso, meu amor.
E é sempre em ti que o ar me falta.
A minha casa és tu. Com um grande terraço aberto sobre o mundo. E eu sei que por vezes sou uma inquilina insuportável e tão, demasiado volátil.
Pergunto-me o que fiz de absolutamente único para te merecer, que passo de mágica me deu o privilégio de conhecer a tua escuridão e de me deslumbrar com a luz que emana dos teus olhos profundos, tão densos e impenetráveis.
E o que terás tu feito de extraordinário para me rir todos os dias com o teu senso de humor acutilante, de me enternecer com a tua timidez, de me exasperar com a tua ácida racionalidade e de ficar sempre fascinada com esse dom de ficar sempre impecável num fato.
Não sei bem por quantos anos mais te irei amar. 
Não te prometo nada, aviso-te já! 
Bem sabes que é melhor não subir demasiado as expectativas, além de que me agrada manter o mistério e fazer-me de intensa.
Mas habituei-me demasiado a ser feliz. E bem sabemos que o amor não tem por fim a felicidade. E a felicidade é tão improvável... 
"Pode ser que amanhã ainda me ames", é o que penso e aceito de cada vez que vivo o amor que te tenho hoje. 
Porque tudo o que realmente temos é o que sentimos agora. Já!
Neste preciso instante que te escrevo e em que tu me lês. 
O amor existe às 17:45 deste dia abafado e cinzento, nesta mesa da varanda onde me sento, no trânsito que passa lá em baixo, no perfume a terra molhada, no grito alegre das catatuas que voam por perto, neste gesto difícil de passar para palavras o que a alma já sabe. O que a alma já é. 
E porque ser é tudo o que precisamos. 

Dos prazeres simples

Friday, June 21, 2013 | 1 Comments

Às vezes permito à minha alma sair sorrateira e deixo-a deslizar como uma gata vadia pelas ruas da cidade. É nesses momentos de fugaz liberdade que descubro a beleza crua dos passeios, que escuto os passos apressados, os carros guinchantes que cospem água, ignorando a tranquilidade plácida que me habita. Essa paz anónima, que não trás nada nos bolsos.
Que tem o poder de suspender o ruído do universo para escutar a música das goteiras.
Que desliza por entre os muros e sobe aos miradouros.
Que espreita, incógnita, todo este mundo por inaugurar.
Que não faz barulho. Que só existe.
Abandono-me ao sopro gelado do vento, que invade as narinas como agulhas, corta os lábios e encharca os olhos. Deixo o frio entrar apenas para sentir que tenho pele. Apenas para que o arrepio me relembre que existo.
Não há qualquer angústia ou tristeza nisto.
Há apenas este desprendimento.
Este silêncio.
E ao fundo escuta-se o murmurar distante do frenesim quotidiano.
Toca um piano cá dentro e lá fora o vento ruge. As folhas dançam e os carros rasgam impiedosamente a avenida. Há uma chuva certeira que me ensopa os cabelos e estas mãos que nem parecem ser minhas conduzem-me com suavidade pela estrada abaixo.
Sinto o pulsar brando da árvore à qual me encosto para recuperar o fôlego e deixo-me ali ficar, envolta pelos braços ternos dos seus ramos protectores, saboreando o seu cheiro doce de terra molhada.
Esse cheiro de mãe, de guardiã, de criatura intemporal.
E sei que já viu e abraçou muitas outras almas indigentes como eu.
E sinto-me como estas catatuas brancas que esvoaçam à minha volta.
E sorrio, como elas, a cada passo do caminho.

Cinemania: A Single Man

Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Uma palavra para Colin Firth: magistral. Sempre que vejo este homem apetece-me levá-lo comigo para casa. Quanto ao filme: a primeira longa metragem de Tom Ford é poderosa e pulsante. As fragilidades da existência humana quando confrontada com uma situação limite são expostas através de diálogos sublimes e imagens de uma poética avassaladora. O elenco é absolutamente maravilhoso, a narrativa prende e a direcção de Tom Ford é madura e adapta de forma genial a produção literária de Christopher Isherwood. Uma injustiça a ausência da nomeação para Oscar de Melhor Filme.

Love gifts - David Fonseca

Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments


Para o David:
Tu não sabes, - como poderias sabê-lo? - que quando tocas e cantas, as tuas palavras não são palavras, nem as letras são letras, nem as notas continuam a ser notas.
Tu não sabes - como poderias sabê-lo? - que são vagas imensas que inundam os diques mais robustos, são ventanias que revolvem fortelezas invioláveis, são chuva que inunda solos sedentos, são o sol que ilumina os caminhos sombrios.
Tu não sabes - como poderias tu saber? - que quando sonhas, os teus sonhos sobem pelas paredes acima, aninham-se nos cobertores de almas anónimas e aquecem-nas em noites de trovoada.
Tu não sabes - como poderias tu saber? - que quando vives, vives todas as vidas, és um e o mesmo, o outro e todos. Tu não sabes - como poderias tu saber? Mas eu digo-te. Sem nada nas mãos para oferecer em troca. Apenas esta honesta homenagem de alguém que não sendo ninguém de especial, se sente especial quando te ouve. :) Obrigada. A tua música faz-me feliz. 

Love letters

Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments


I want you to know one thing.

You know how this is:
if I look at the crystal moon,
at the red branch
of the slow autumn
at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats that sail toward
those isles of yours that wait for me.

Well, now,
if little by little
you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you
little by little.
If suddenly you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.
If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners that passes through my life,
and you decide to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
remember that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.

But if each day, each hour,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower climbs
up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love,
beloved, and as long as you live it
will be in your arms without leaving mine.

Pablo Neruda ❤

Problemas de geografia pessoal

Thursday, February 28, 2013 | 1 Comments

"Nunca sei despedir-me de ti,
fico sempre com o frio 
de alguma palavra que não disse, 
com um mal-entendido a recear, 
o vazio de torpe inexistência 
que às vezes, gota a gota, 
se converte em desespero. 
Nunca sei despedir-me de ti, 
porque não sou 
o que em viagem passa pela gente, 
o que vai de aeroporto em aeroporto, 
o que olha os automóveis 
em direcção contrária, 
indo para a cidade onde acabas de chegar. 
Nunca sei despedir-me, 
porque sou um cego 
que tacteia pelo túnel das tuas mãos 
e lábios quando dizem adeus, 
um cego que tropeça nos mal-entendidos 
e com essas palavras que não se sabe articular. 
Desterrado do amor, 
nunca posso afastar-me de tudo quanto és. 
Num vazio de torpe inexistência 
vou-me de mim a caminho do nada." 

 Luis García Montero

Attitude!

Thursday, January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments


Your Attitude Determines Whether Or Not You'll Succeed 
 Dan Waldschmidt, Edgy Conversations | Jan. 19, 2013, 3:45 PM |

 “The results of your actions have little to do with what you are actually doing and almost everything to do with your attitude. Which is ironic because we spend most of our time creating lists and getting organized and listing resolutions about what we should be doing, forgetting that who we are being is much more important. That’s why we’re called human beings. Not human doings. Your life is full of things that you do. Your business and family and community demand that you do certain things. Some things you are shamed into doing. Other things you do because it makes other people happy or it makes you feel fulfilled or you get paid to do them. But doing can mask the hollowness of just going through the motions. Mindless repetition. Heartless action. Which is why your attitude is so important. If you believe that your best days are ahead of you, then you’ll find a creative solution to even the worst circumstance. If you believe that people aren’t intentionally trying to hurt you, then you’ll tend to give more second chances and receive them. If you believe that you are worth fighting for then you’ll find a way to keep going — no matter the effort required. You can put on a happy face temporarily when you’re in front of the right people, but your attitude is what determines the decisions that no one else sees until it’s too late. Your attitude is what ultimately determines if you achieve your goals or if you fall short. You can’t fake it. You can’t pretend like everything is okay. Your attitude colors the world around around you. It changes the sights and sounds. It makes you believe what you want to believe. So if what you want to see and hear and feel is hate and fear and frustration then chances are you’ll find it all too easily. But if you want to find the brightest parts of the universe around you, then that is what you will find. Your attitude will lead you there. You will be delighted in spite of troubling times and unfortunate circumstances. You’ll find hope and happiness while others mock and scorn. It’s your attitude the determines if you make it or if you just ended up being a loser. Be a better you.”

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