fernando pessoa / florbela espanca / mário de sá-carneiro
by Lucinda Chow
What is the value in being highly regarded and appreciated when you don’t live to enjoy and experience it?
Literary and poetic geniuses from Portugal // their difficult lives and tragic ends show you that ‘normal’ can oft be a much better way to be.
“I’ve always been an ironic dreamer, unfaithful to my inner promises.
Like a complete outsider, a casual observer of whom I thought I was,
I’ve always enjoyed watching my daydreams go down in defeat.
I was never convinced of what I believed in.
I filled my hands with sand, called it gold, and opened them up to let it slide through.
Words were my only truth.
When the right words were said, all was done; the rest was the sand that had always been.”