Vivaldi translation: Time
“Life is what happens between your first act of inspiring, and a finished gesture, which is your last breath”, as our dear Mário Sergio Cortella said: “Life is what happens between the first time you open your mouth, and the last time you close it.” In that time, there is time to do a lot.

Between the first time your lung fills with air and the last moment you stop taking that air inside you, life happens. Now, in it we live beautiful experiences, I would say that many woven with joy, peace, compassion, lightness in the soul, pleasure, and most importantly perhaps, that I would not be able to describe very well here, which is the end, that is, death. I think the end, it comes down to the act of this thing of putting out the sum of accumulated experiences. You know? “Turn life inside out. Sometimes, when looking at the insignificances that are placed in front of what is important, it is that one stops and analyzes the real meaning of what life is. Now, consider the following position: how many times do you walk through the door of your house and do not know if you will come back alive? You don’t know, for example, if it was the last time you looked at the people you loved inside her.

Today, with the death of singer Marília Mendonça, a beautiful girl, with an odd voice, brought this thing of questioning life, some values, the weight of an unknown person that nobody knows the real meaning of death. Today, I’m fine, tomorrow “I leave without knowing that time has gone by …” whether I lived long enough or not, “time is up”. We take a deep breath, without imagining the next minute, only analyzing how to describe the loss and the feeling of helplessness that it leaves us.

There is so much urgency to live, to fight for the close dream, for what can be imagined in the hours that follow our blink of an eye. You understand how life fades? As all of our plans end between one sleep and another? Some you wake up and go to do them, or you don’t have time … because you don’t do business with your hands.

Time is unfaithful to us! Strong competitor, born cheater of small perks.

“(…) an instant, and life becomes colored fragments, which joining the darkness of what we do not know … makes what we call life shine in the human imagination.

”Breathe, inspire … breathe! Inhale again, swallow life, whileanto there is life ”… because time does not wait.

Marii Freire Pereira

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

“Vida é aquilo que acontece entre o seu primeiro ato de inspirar, e gesto findo, que é o seu último suspiro”, como disse o nosso querido Mário Sergio Cortella: ” A vida é o que acontece entre a primeira vez que você abre a boca, e a última vez que a fecha”. Nesse intervalo de tempo, há tempo de fazer muita coisa.

Entre a primeira vez que o seu pulmão se enche de ar e o último momento que você deixa de levar esse ar para dentro de si, a vida acontece. Ora, nela vivemos experiências belíssimas , diria que muitas tecidas de alegria, paz, compaixão, leveza na alma, prazer, e o mais importante talvez, que eu não saberia descrever muito bem aqui, que é o fim, ou seja, a morte. Acho que o fim, resume-se no ato dessa coisa de você colocar pra fora a somatório de experiências…

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Marília Mendonça

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

Isso não é uma disputa

Eu não quero te provocar

Descobri faz um ano e tô te procurando pra dizer

Hoje a farsa vai acabar

Hoje não tem hora de ir embora

Hoje ele vai ficar

No momento deve estar feliz e achando que ganhou

Não perdi nada, acabei de me livrar

Com certeza ele vai atrás, mas com outra intenção

Tá sem casa, sem rumo e você é a única opção

E agora será que aguenta a barra sozinha?

Se sabia de tudo, se vira, a culpa não é minha

O seu prêmio que não vale nada, estou te entregando

Pus as malas lá fora e ele ainda saiu chorando

Essa competição por amor só serviu pra me machucar

Tá na sua mão, você agora vai cuidar de um traidor

Me faça esse favor

Iêêê, infiel

Eu quero ver você morar num motel

Estou te expulsando do meu coração

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How a vaccine-hesitant sheriff became a vocal proponent | Alabama | The Guardian

In August, Brunson followed his wife’s example and received the vaccine, after doing some more research and talking to his doctor, he explained to the Guardian last week.

Now, every Thursday evening when Brunson hits the radio airwaves in Tuskegee for his regular community broadcast, he lets listeners know that he’s vaccinated, what he’s been through and is still going through.

“I tell them that Covid-19 is real. I always tell them that I almost lost my life to Covid and what a difficult time I had … There were many nights I stayed up praying to God … that he wouldn’t take me,” he told the Guardian.

It’s proving effective.

He noted: “Many people said if it’s happened to the sheriff, it could happen to them.”

Source: How a vaccine-hesitant sheriff became a vocal proponent | Alabama | The Guardian

The real lesson of the election results? Democrats must go big and bold | Andrew Gawthorpe | The Guardian

If moderates decide that this week’s results represent the beginning of just such a backlash, they may force the party to abandon its plans and retreat into a defensive crouch.

This would be an enormous mistake. If Democrats are to reverse their fortunes, they have to be bold and rack up big accomplishments. Rather than backing off expansive legislation, they should double down on it. If Democrats pass an ambitious package to fight poverty, expand healthcare, assist families with childcare expenses, and introduce paid family and medical leave, there will be no mistaking what they stand for. Republicans, meanwhile, will be left arguing against programs that are standard throughout the developed world and – more importantly – popular in the United States as well.

Nor is there much reason to believe that Democrats’ recent electoral setbacks resulted from being too progressive. Although a socialist candidate for Buffalo mayor lost out to her moderate rival and a police reform measure failed in Minneapolis, these results reveal nothing about the popularity of the party’s mainstream economic agenda. Democrats struggled not because they appear too progressive, but because, after months of infighting, they don’t appear to stand for anything.

Source: The real lesson of the election results? Democrats must go big and bold | Andrew Gawthorpe | The Guardian