Em 2013 perdi e aprendi coisas boas…e más (felizmente), e numa altura pessoalmente bastante difícil nasce este trabalho. Quase um ano depois e numa altura igualmente desafiadora esse trabalho é reconhecido, e o meu pequenino coração encheu, sorriu e ganhou qualquer coisa. Deus de facto confiou-me com talentos e dons sobejamente e a ele pertence qualquer e todo o tipo de glória. Partilho a simbólica vitória com a minha mãe e família, com os meus amigos que literalmente me suportam em braços e abraços, o @alexdalvateixeira por confiar, e a restante equipa D’Alva. Um agradecimento à equipa #offbeatz e #shortcutz. #somosdalva e #solideogloria
Man crush a todos os níveis. #gostardehomens
O @jonataspires e o seu ensamble #tudoévaidade actuam em março no S. Jorge. 30 pessoas em palco, e TODO o lucro será transformado em jantares digníssimos para sem abrigo lisboetas, servidos à mesa por pessoas como ele e eu. Sem truques apenas boa vontade. É vir!! #worktoday
"Grace Beauty & Fearless Roar" - #mariamotorcycles made in Portugal Baby!!
"When I was writing my book David and Goliath, I went to see a woman in Winnipeg by the name of Wilma Derksen.
Thirty years before, her teenage daughter, Candace, had disappeared on her way home from school. The city had launched the largest manhunt in its history, and after a week, Candace’s body was found in a hut a quarter of a mile from the Derksen’s house. Her hands and feet had been bound.
Wilma and her husband Cliff were called in to the local police station and told the news. Candace’s funeral was the next day, followed by a news conference. Virtually every news outlet in the province was there because Candace’s disappearance had gripped the city.
“How do you feel about whoever did this to Candace?” a reporter asked the Derksens. “We would like to know who the person or persons are so we could share, hopefully, a love that seems to be missing in these people’s lives,” Cliff said. Wilma went next. “Our main concern was to find Candace. We’ve found her.” She went on: “I can’t say at this point I forgive this person,” but the stress was on the phrase AT THIS POINT. “We have all done something dreadful in our lives, or have felt the urge to…
…It is one thing to read in a history book about people empowered by their faith. But it is quite another to meet an otherwise very ordinary person, in the backyard of a very ordinary house, who has managed to do something utterly extraordinary.
Their daughter was murdered. And the first thing the Derksens did was to stand up at the press conference and talk about the path to forgiveness. “We would like to know who the person or persons are so we could share, hopefully, a love that seems to be missing in these people’s lives.”
Maybe we have difficulty seeing the weapons of the spirit because we don’t know where to look, or because we are distracted by the louder claims of material advantage. But I’ve seen them now, and I will never be the same.”
Fica difícil abrir mão de coisas agora…que sabemos que nos esperam no futuro. Mesmo sabendo que a única maneira de as vir a ter lá à frente…é largando aqui e agora. Saber portanto é “over rated”, saber portanto não é a chave. Se fosse…tudo seria mais fácil. Mas nem por um instante o é. Há quem tenha janelas ou “buracos” para o futuro. É perguntar a quem as tem se de facto são uma benção ou se mais parecem um fardo em certas alturas. Quando tirei esta fotografia pensei nisto mesmo. #fizumblogpostnomeuinstagramcomoquemnãoqueracoisa
Let us pack what we’ve learned, good and bad, and be wise on what we carry, coz contrary to our belief and despite our eternal nature we can only take so much…let us know what to give up, so we can embrace the future, not the future we want, but the future that best suits us. Let grace and mercy rain down on us and from us as we embark on yet another chapter, and peace that surpasses all understanding. Amen.