If you journey to the top of the hill, you’ll find a curtain of trees. Thick, dark leaves, yards impenetrable. Stop […]
letters from valLetters from around the world that touch on traveling, love and joy, (etc..) Hope you enjoy!
Tenho Saudades Tambem
Saudade is a word in Portuguese and Galician that has no direct translation in English. It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound […]
What Would Thoreau Think Of Facebook?
It’s the middle of the night. Thoughts were layering themselves like a lasgana in my head; and soon, I realized […]
A New Beginning in Fontainhas, Cascais
Dear Friends, When I opened my bedroom window, and soon after the kitchen window, the views were identical: raindrops suspended on […]
Movements of Silence
In front of Pastelaria Pau de Canela, a boy, in a tie-dye shirt, runs past the pigeons causing them to […]
O Pescador (The Fisherman)
The voices in the restaurant almost drown out the strains of music. Only three tables are occupied, yet the room […]
The Body Pays — To Antonio Variaçãoes (obrigada Duarte)
You said, “The body pays.” Oh new one– these ideas are for tomorrow. “When the head is convinced , the body suffers. Let it suffer. Let it suffer, if you’re liking it.” We imagined this moment since birth, but let’s talk about this tomorrow.
The First Date at Princesa do Castelo (It Happened Like This…)
The streets layer themselves; they collide; they diverge; they wrap around and meet; they hover over each other. They are […]
From The Snapshots in Your Mind (You Need to Remember)
You need that summer, that early summer, of which you’ll recall you lived your life as a dream. You found […]
Cascais, Cascais, Cascais!
Dear Friends, Forty minutes, and ninenteen miles from the center of Lisbon, awaits an idyllic town– Cascais. The coastal town […]