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Artigos etiquetados “tempo

Thirteen Years After

Publicado em 24/06/2022

June Carter

Country singers June Carter and Johnny Cash first crossed each other’s paths at a gig in 1956, and, despite Cash already being married, the connection was instant. Cash proposed to Carter on more than one occasion, to no avail, but on 1 March 1968, thirteen years after first meeting and just a week after he proposed to her on stage during a concert, they finally married, remaining together until her death thirty-five years later. In 1994, on the occasion of June’s sixty-fifth birthday, Johnny wrote her a letter.

June 23 1994
Odense, Denmark.

Happy Birthday Princess,

We get old and get use to each other. We think alike. We read each others minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.

But once in awhile, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.

Happy Birthday Princess.

John

— Johnny Cash, carta para June Carter em 23 de Junho de 1994 (via Letter of Note).

5

Publicado em 26/05/2022

Most big, deeply satisfying accomplishments in life take at least five years to achieve. This can include building a business, cultivating a loving relationship, writing a book, getting in the best shape of your life, raising a family, and more.
Five years is a long time. It is much slower than most of us would like. If you accept the reality of slow progress, you have every reason to take action today. If you resist the reality of slow progress, five years from now you’ll simply be five years older and still looking for a shortcut.

—James Clear, 3-2-1

Real Time

Publicado em 26/03/2022


Estas instalações Real Time do holandês Maarten Baas tocam num dos meus assuntos preferidos que é a passagem do tempo e o modo como a vivemos ou desperdiçamos. Escolhi este filme de 2009, em que dois trabalhadores vão varrendo um monte de lixo durante 12 horas, mas toda a série é admiravelmente criativa e inteligente.

Era Óbvio

Publicado em 03/10/2021

Quando passamos dos cinquenta temos necessidade de encontrar formas de nos tornarmos visíveis aos nossos próprios olhos. Chega um momento, como aconteceu comigo há uns meses, em que de repente uma pessoa fica num estado de confusão e desamparo e deixa de compreender aquilo que até então era óbvio: porque razão faço o que faço, porque vivo onde vivo, porque partilho a minha vida com quem partilho?

—Philip Roth, Os Factos, D. Quixote 2014 (1988)