I woke up yesterday in a very nice mood, but with a terrible headache… As usually, I ate something, went to buy some cigarettes and grab an expresso, returned home and eventually found out this post on Nicu’s blog.
This should be another great opportunity for me to stay quiet and avoid fuss… The problem is… well… it comes with a little story…
I have great friend, Jay, a former US Navy Seal Recon lieutenant from Illinois, USA. Once he said to me… “Nelson, I can see you are suffering a lot, I just can’t realize why you are in such pain”. This was related to some of my views regarding the situation of Portuguese people and the system.
So far, this has nothing to do with Tatica. In fact I didn’t even knew her, just heard in a epic way about her talent and commitment from Máirín Duffy, Nicu and some others which I have the privileged of inter-acting with. I understand that the Design Team might be upset about one intervention I made about ‘Vor’, but I feel I need to step out of the shroud of mist around me and say something.
The words, I’m laying down now are the words of a Iberian heart, and are not my own, but they translate what I think… and I would like to share them, specially with Tatica:
Saudai o sol que desponta
Sobre um ridente porvir
Seja o eco de uma afronta
O sinal do ressurgir
Raios dessa aurora forte
São como beijos de mãe
Que nos guardam e nos sustêm
Contra os infortunios da sorte
On a free translation to English:
Salute the sun that rises
On a smiling future
Be it the echo of an insult
The Sign of our revival
Rays of that powerful dawn
Are like mother kisses
That protect and sustain us
Against the injuries of fate
I don’t know what happened or whats behind it, and honestly I don’t even care… throughout my body I have proud scars of old wars, in total 57 proud stitches… They don’t bleed anymore, but inside my heart still bleeds a lot and I know what is to live with such scars.
Don’t scar other people, specially when they seem to be driven by so honourable reasons. Instead take a dictionary and learn what means ‘altruism’ and eventually try to when you get in bed every day to think on that concept and realize if you used it, if it made a better person out of you.
I’m not the right person to be lecturing people on this, because… well… I’m just who I am…
Tatica: NEVER SURRENDER!
nelson, o Português!