Valentine’s Day with… Fernando Pessoa — 14 Quotes and Reflections

The Lovers by Rene Magritte

“We never love anyone. What we love is the idea we have of someone. It's our own concept—our own selves—that we love.” Fernando Pessoa was not what most would call a romantic. He never married and had few if any relationships. His Book of Disquiet, from which all these quotes are taken, isn't the most … Continue reading Valentine’s Day with… Fernando Pessoa — 14 Quotes and Reflections

The Story of a Framed Feather

Some years ago, I was strolling through the park when I found a feather. Whenever I see a fallen feather, I slow my step and breathe in more deeply. I interpret it as a cue to calm down and not overthink. To become aware of my body, my breathing, my feet touching the ground. To … Continue reading The Story of a Framed Feather

About the Small Things

boy drinking water detail

Brushing teeth. Drinking a glass of water. Washing hands. Making a pot of soup. Life is made of small things like these. Isn’t it a pity to perform them mechanically, thinking of other things? To do them just because we have to do them? For most of my life, I went on doing these things … Continue reading About the Small Things