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Friday, January 01, 2021
  The Saudades Official Anthem


1992's Amy Grant opus, "I Will Remember You"
And for other things, other songs:

free music

da vida antiguamente
de tantas coisas perdidas
do tempo passado
do tempo perdido
do tempo que nunca voltarà mais.

Sim, tenho saudades
de tanta coisa.

Saudades de ti.

Saudades de tudo.


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Thursday, December 31, 2020
  ~ Nostalgia ~

Times Past Will Never Return -
Memories Will Sustain Us, For A Time...
And Then...
We Will Find Solace In The Present Again ~
God Willing!

Les Regrets - A. Souchon


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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
  Time: Undetermined!

Because it is already over! 
Porque jà acabeu...!

Na verdade, eu não sei qual é, de verdade, a época que eu amo mais do que a outra...!

En vérité, je vous le dis: je ne sais pas à quelle époque je suis le plus attaché - ni à quel saint me vouer?

The fact of the matter is, I feel as though I am stuck in-between several times: just as I am caught in-between several cultures, languages, traditions...

What to do in this case?
What better than indulge in all of them and embrace them all equally?
That shall make me a quite unique Luciano all right: less boring than the norm, at least!
A true-blue Citizen of the World: Citizen Luce!
I aspire, truth be told, to become somewhat timeless... intemporal... as well!

For I cling on to the Golden Sixties with all my soul:

Am a child of the Seventies deep in my heart:

Lived through the Eighties, through my wits' end and beyond:

Matured in the Nineties, through trial and error:

Matured some more in the "Noughties" -and survived- as it should be:

And am now truly becoming a man of the 21st Century true and true (even though, sometimes, I feel like Buck Rogers did in the 25th - or is that Duck Dodgers in the whatever it is for that quack?)

Through all this, I can say that all the diversity of input that created this mish-mash, this maelstrom of sights and sounds in my head, has truly endowed me with quite the perspective here... It has given me that ol' luminous discernment that I talk about, here and elsewhere, throughout the TLB Prime Network!  I also call it something else: I've called it 20/20 Vision - with a capital "V" baby! Oui!

For, when one sticks around long enough, one sees through the smoke and mirrors, reads between the lines, discerns the truth that much better - and faster! One realizes how true old adages really are: yes, history does repeat itself. Even when they think they know their history and feel therefore unencumbered with the inevitable doom of repeating it: they will repeat it, in some brand-new novel way all of their own...! It is all the more reason to be fond of the past: after all, they made mistakes because they had never heard of those things before. What's our excuse...?

Sim, tenho sempre saudades do passado... E sempre vou ter!

Sempre Por O Melhor

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
It may represent, to the entire blamed world, 
the annual celebration of the mathematical constant 
(and an excuse to eat pie...)

the anniversary of a certain Alliance For Progress... 

sad reminiscence of the Blizzard of '93... 

memories of Luciano Pavarotti's last opera... 

the rise of the Iger Ogre as CEO of Disney 
(an ogre named Bob...)

the Papal Inauguration of Jorge Mario Bergoglio... 

the birth date of Albert Einstein... 

the date of departure for Karl Marx... 

and, now, likewise for Stephen Hawking... 

throughout the entire planet... 

OF ''3-14'' 

it is the birthday 
of my greatly missed 
santo pai...
João Jacinto Borges Pimentel 
who came into this world 
on the island of 
o Miguel, 
- the fourth child 
of the 
House of Pimentel 
that held considerable 
sway and prestige 
in the freguesia 
da Lagoa. 

Land owners, 
wine makers, 
the much-envied dynasty of a 
gentleman farmer patriarch 
with his three sons 
a queen and a princess. 

They left everything there - 
foreshadowing what was to come 
- when they traded Portugal 
for the so-called land 
of opportunity... Canada. 

They founded families of their own, 
they took care of their own... 
with great devotion 
much patience 
and great care 

The three sons were great fathers 
- like their father had been - 
my father most of all... 

But then came the day 
of separation.

Pai... meu melhor amigo 

o que é, a vida, sem pai? 

Temos O Pai Nos Céus 

e temos o pai na terra - 

aquele que nao pode ficar sempre... 

Mas eu vou lhe ver, mas outra vez. 

Eu vou te ver outra vez, pai. 

Tu estas sempre perto. 

Tu nunca partiste de veras... 

O meu melhor amigo. 

O meu novo anjo da guarda. 

Nunca me esquecerei.

Sempre Por O Melhor


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