sábado, 23 de abril de 2016

Da sabedoria:

"New York
November 10, 1958
Dear Thom:
We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.
First — if you are in love — that’s a good thing — that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.
Second — There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you — of kindness and consideration and respect — not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.
You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply — of course it isn’t puppy love.
But I don’t think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it — and that I can tell you.
Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.
The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.
If you love someone — there is no possible harm in saying so — only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.
Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.
It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another — but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.
Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it.
We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can.
And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.
[Carta de John Steinbeck para o seu filho]

I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples, bastards and broken things

[Paul Gauguin]


Levo já quase mil noites com fábulas
e a cabeça dói-me e tenho seca
a língua e esgotados os recursos,
a imaginação. E nem sequer
sei se me salvarei com as mentiras.
[amália bautista]

terça-feira, 19 de abril de 2016

Das grandes dádivas o que sobra é uma pequena pedra, pedra perpétua

dá-me algo mais que silêncio ou doçura
algo que tenhas e não saibas
não quero dádivas raras
dá-me uma pedra
não fiques imóvel fitando-me
como se quisesses dizer
que há muitas coisas mudas
ocultas no que se diz
dá-me algo lento e fino
como uma faca nas costas
e se nada tens para dar-me
dá-me tudo o que te falta!
[carlos edmundo de ory]

- Vinde - diz-me ela. - é preciso que a sombra do mistério esconda a minha fraqueza, vinde...

[citação de Sem manhã de Vivant Denon/ Walter Richard Sickert]

Das adivinhas

o que é impalpável
o que é sem rosto
o que é invisível
[Orides Fontela]

Reúno as iniciais vazias do teu nome/ para te abraçar

antes que tenhas um sentido
                 antes que te evapores.

[António Ramos Rosa/ Vojtěch Preissig]