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Bruno Nogueira e a Revolução do Amor

16/05/2020

No início do isolamento social decretado pelo governo português, o humorista Bruno Nogueira, para lidar com o que estava a acontecer, e, depois de deitar as filhas menores, entrava em direto no instagram para desabafar. Enquanto bebia um copo de vinho, numa tentativa de manter a sanidade mental e não deixar a criatividade morrer.

Foram dois meses de diretos, todos os dias, entre as 11 da noite e a uma da manhã.

Durante esses diretos, ligava a atores, humoristas, músicos e outras pessoas conhecidas do público, para conversar.

Foram inúmeros os que participaram.

Como a querida Mariana Cabral, Salvador Sobral, o ator Nuno Lopes, Nuno Markl, outros atores e humoristas. E até um radialista do Pólo Norte.

Já Beatriz Gosta, que também participou nos diretos, ficou, na última sexta-feira, encarregue de mostrar como estava o  espírito do Natal no norte do país.

Os diretos chegaram a atingir números incríveis: 60 mil pessoas a assistir.

Bruno Nogueira salvou a quarentena a muita gente.

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Daimon

08/05/2020

Hillman conceived the daimon as a psychological complex or force existing in everyone, whose function is to help us find our personal calling, and provide us with the motivation to follow it.

“Sooner or later, something seems to call us onto a particular path. You may remember this”something” as a signal moment in childhood, when an urge out of nowhere, a fascination, a peculiar turn of events struck like an annunciation. This is what I must do. What I’ve got to have. This is who I am”.

In: The Soul’s Code, James Hillman

James Hillman foi o primeiro autor junguiano que li. Fácil de entender, como todos os autores americanos. Especialíssimo, por causa do daimon. Pai da psicologia arquetípica, só pode ser bom.

Ainda por cima, dedicou um livro inteiro ao Puer Aeternus, um dos meus arquétipos preferidos.

Depois de The Soul’s Code, o primeiro que li, seguiram-se quase todos os outros. A obsessão do costume.

Hillman prestou um enorme serviço à causa.

Uma série de livros publicados, outra de vídeos no youtube com aulas ou palestras dele. É procurar.

And instead of reading books…

07/05/2020

And instead of reading books, and keeping quiet, people sang at the window, stars performed in balconies and social media, actors talked to their fans live. Everybody has a bookshelf they are dying to show to the world. The Rolling Stones got the award for best home show. So in tune, all 4 of them. Performing one of the best songs ever written and composed.

The original 7 minutes version is an anthem.
I’d personally give away half a kidney to have Mick Jagger telling me to my face that I might not always get the man I want.
Lives on Instagram saved millions of lives.

Rather than planting herbs and fruit, people consumed all the vegetables in the market.

And women’s hair roots became alive, so did their foreheads; men’s neck got curly, the bald are no longer bald, it’s a miracle, their faces are of a lumberjack, having a comeback; women’s hands full of skin and old nail polish; Hairy bodies everywhere.

And instead of watching series,

people complained about their families, politics, kids, on social media; People didn’t love, instead, they blamed each other.

And parents couldn’t wait to tell their offspring’s teachers how good and competent they all are; to the kids’ grandparents, the best in the whole world.

And instead of writing books, drawing, painting, knitting…

people dusted, vacuum cleaned, got dogs, cats, parrots, vacuum cleaners, just to be able to go for walks or runs.

And hammered walls. Ler Mais…

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07/05/2020

A sorte de sermos geograficamente pequenos ajuda nos números e no alegado milagre português na pandemia. Os portugueses, para variar, são comentados noutros países pelo bom desempenho, durante a pandemia que assolou o mundo.

Síndroma do bom aluno ou de alguma independência? 

Apesar do bom exemplo português, que aprendeu com os outros e não esperou pelo governo para se precaver, por iniciativa própria, isto ainda não acabou.

Mas também não vejo muita gente entusiasmada com a ideia de sair de casa como se estivesse tudo normal.

As notícias não vão deixar que nos iludamos. Até haver outras, serão estas. E é capaz de demorar uma vida até voltar tudo a circular normalmente.

Até nisso os portugueses são virtuosos.

Somos de uma paciência infinita…

That Funny Thing Called Memory

04/05/2020

There must be some process that makes us forget some lived experiences still in our memory, so that we can survive. And, somehow, limping a bit, we manage to limp forward.

Those memories are like little pieces of ember

That do not set the house on fire, but have not extinguished yet. Dancing with each other in some forsaken corner of our heads. However, a small triggering makes them well vivid. Rapidly taking their place on the pole position of our memory. As if happened 5 minutes ago.

They say only the old live on memories, because that’s all they have, since their future is lived by the minute.

But it’s a lie.

There are a lot of semi-young ones living on memories. Others haven’t even left them, yet. They remain stuck in the 80-90s. 60-70s…

And some live on memories of what hadn’t happened, might have happened, holding onto what it was, as a preventive measure of the conscious. To give time to the unconscious to process the symbolic content of such memory, with more available data now.

However, memories have their own time.

They can’t be forced. They remain on the head, but follow the heart beat time. Which, as everybody knows, is slower. That’s why they seem forgotten, despite misleading us every single day.

Little ghosts living in the shadows Ler Mais…

Happy Birthday, Jamie Fraser.

01/05/2020

James Alexander Malcom Mackenzie Fraser, aka: Jamie Fraser, born 1st May 1721. 299 years old today, doesn’t look a day over 50. Still hot.

By far, the best male character ever written in literature. 

And thank you, Sam Heughan, for making the king of men even more special.

And to Diana, for creating it.

You have no idea how my life is so much better with Jamie and Claire. They are the wee bit of magic all of us need.

And you all give it to us

Together with Fergus and Marsali, Bree and Roger, Ians, Jenny.

Jamie Fraser has it all

The warrior, the lover, the king, and the magician, or the wise man. Shadows included. That’s what makes him so good. In the books, the character is absolutely fascinating. The show romanticises him a bit, although he is quite feminine for a 18th century warrior. But a man indeed, no doubt about it.

All archetypes in one man. Some aligned, others not so much. Yet, I believe.

You will always be the King of All Men.

Happy Birthday, Sam Heughan.

30/04/2020

Dear Sam,

Wishing you a Magic 40th Birthday today, from Lisbon, Portugal.

So, you play the most well written male character literature has ever seen. And you make Jamie Fraser even more special than Diana’s.

God only knows how impossible that could be.

You caught me in the show. And it was mainly because of Jamie and Claire’s story that I started reading the books.

Not surprisingly, it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

It has been quite a journey, I am telling you. As a writer, a voracious reader, a Junguian psychology devotee, and most of all as a human being.

Naturally, every time I read, magic happens.

I read with Claire’s voice and Jamie’s accent. And I see you both.

I can feel you, see you, hear you. And your most sexy Scottish accent.

You, dearest Sam, are doing an outstanding work.

Growing better and better by the second.

Today, I’d like to thank you for that.  Ler Mais…

Heart & Sword*

29/04/2020
The heart before the sword.

It is a cross, though… But the symbol behind it is the same:

The male principle.

Feminine containing the masculine.

As it should almost always be.

“And was I the master of my soul? Or did I become the slave of my own blade?” JAMMF

@SamHeughan 

As Jamie Fraser is getting better by the second. And even dying, he still looks stunning.

And Outlander is definitely one of the blessings of this quarantine.

Life is easier with Jamie and Claire.

Even if theirs isn’t any less than usual…

#outlander #jammf #jamiefraser #jamesfraser #archetypes #masculine #warrior #king #lover #magician #literature #mythology #DianaGabaldon

#Quarantine  #socialdistancing #closertotheheart

Dia 0 – #DezDiscos

29/04/2020
Dia 0 – #DezDiscos

Faltaram os Rolling Stones, que me acompanham desde os 12 anos, foram o primeiro concerto grande da minha vida, e o primeiro em estádio, em Lisboa, falei nele dois meses. Um antes e um depois.

E ainda acho o Mick Jagger o maior;

Os Beatles, os Violent Femmes, os Pixies, o Prince, tardio, mas em grande força, o Bowie, os Cure, a Amy Winehouse e sua versão solar, a Lianne La Havas, o Jamiroquai, a Shanaya Twain, o Stevie Wonder, os GNR, os Kid Abelha, a Lisa Stansfield, os Legião Urbana, o Lulu Santos, os Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, os Abba, os Happy Mondays, o Tom Waits, os REM, os Clash, os Stranglers, a Gal, a Adriana… Os Queen e o George Michael, muito mais depois de mortos…

O António Variações, por quem era absolutamente fascinada aos dez anos. Lembro-me de um videoclip dele, em tronco nu, a dançar, e de não conseguir desviar os olhos dele, tão diferente e tão feliz…

E dezenas e dezenas de outros.

Portugueses, brasileiros (durante praticamente todos os 30s e início dos 40s…), mas sobretudo anglófonos. Quem me tira um sotaque britânico perfeito, tira-me quase tudo…

Tinha de haver um Dia 0

Dentre eles, e só para quebrar mais uma regrazinha, escolho os Pet Shop Boys, que ouvi sem parar num momento tão único da minha vida que lhe dediquei um livro.

Os Pet Shop Boys são 90% da banda sonora desse processo.

Aqui fica o último disco, lançado em Janeiro. Não tem nenhuma das músicas referidas no livro, mas tem Dreamland e Only the Dark. Ler Mais…

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