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April 2015

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Movements of Silence

life

In front of Pastelaria Pau de Canela, a boy, in a tie-dye shirt, runs past the pigeons causing them to flutter, surge and fall. They move as one. The boy’s not running to anything or from anything; he’s not racing…

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O Pescador (The Fisherman)

Portugal, Travel

The voices in the restaurant almost drown out the strains of music. Only three tables are occupied, yet the room seems full– perhaps, it’s the kerosene lamps hanging from the ceiling, the low wooden beams, the black and white paintings,…

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Cascais, Cascais, Cascais!

Portugal, Travel

Dear Friends, Forty minutes, and ninenteen miles from the center of Lisbon, awaits an idyllic town– Cascais. The coastal town Cascais has streets lined with palm trees, designer stores, restaurants, smaller boutiques and pocket-friendly shops, gelaterias, bookshops, a yoga studio,…

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The Load Grows Lighter: A Day at Gulbenkian

life, Portugal

On a Sunday afternoon, when the sun is streaming through raised shutters, and nature is beckoning, “Come to me,” get up, and go. Give yourself to trees, to art, to birds, to lakes, to wind, to the sound of twigs…

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Sleepwalking Down Rua Da Graça

life, Portugal

Some say, “The world’s a terrible place.” Untrue. That makes no sense. Wonderful people do small and grandiose acts of kindness everyday with no recognition. Videos of us helping and loving each other rarely go viral.

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To Lisbon With Undying Love

Portugal, Travel

This is how it starts– the falling in love with a city. It descends and envelops you. There’s nothing to do, it happens all at once. In mid-step, between your exhale and inhale, you realize it.

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