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Friday, April 13, 2007
  Personal Favorites Series: Sissi

Em verdade... 
Romy Schneider fui sempre a atriz preferida 
da minha mâe...
























My mother's favorite actress - favorite saga & series of films - favorite character overall, almost; Princess Sissi.
R.I.P. Elizabeth de Bavière
R.I.P. Romy Schneider




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Sunday, April 08, 2007
 



Ahh... How I miss those carefree days
eating chocolate shaped in the form of 
so many different cuddly animals...
finding bunnies, ducklings and chicks so cute...
imagining that all creatures on God's green Earth,
great or small, were as cuddly or innocent...
Yes - those were the good old days
I was a child and didn't know any better!


Que saudades - mais outra vez...!
Daqueles dias de pura inocencia; 
Pascoa é sinonima de chocolates 
coelhinhos... passarinhos...
patos... lindos patinhos! 
E o mundo inteirinho 
era um lugar lindinho, 
tal qual como estes animais todos! 
Animais de fantasia... 
Mas eu nâo sabia isso...


Le réveil fût... dur! 
Et abrupte!





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Friday, April 06, 2007
 



Feliz Pascoa para João Jacinto Borges Pimentel

da tua esposa Maria Adelina

e filho Luciano




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Sunday, April 01, 2007
  2006
...


I was the April Fool then
I admit it!
I sure was fooled...
I was foolish even!
I let my own eyes deceive me
I was fickle enough to not realize
that this was not the end
but truly the beginning.
As Palm Sunday - Easter - Passover were...




And it was in one of those churches
built in the late 1800's
that it all took place - a year ago...
One of those "twin parishes"...
A parish that was still "solid" -
one which had been paired up with another -
and the other parish would soon... perish.
The funeral was held at St-Maxime
when its twin parish, St-Norbert, was on its last throes
The year would not end before it did too
It was sold, as it was - to one of 3 bidders...
The Syrian Catholics won out
with a bid of 1 MILLION DOLLARS...
over the "baptist Arabs" (?)
who, sensing they would not get it,
only bid 950,000$... but it was going to be IN CASH.
And the 3rd bidder was also Syrian...
but Orthodox - with a bid in excess of a million
(100,000$ extra, to be precise)

The St-Maxime council decided to cash in the lone Catholic bid of the three...

A short time after pocketing the modest sum I paid for a funeral
just before Palm Sunday.

Money keeps pouring in, after all...
Even with attendance at an all-time low...
But that is another story...

The sad story here is that of many who are no more
no longer "with us"...


And so many favorites disappeared in 2006,
in some way or another:
the host of a radio show that both Dad and I used to listen to on a weekly basis...
the perennial candidate in my electoral county
(a certain doubting Thomas - last name: Mulcair) ...
a singer exactly the same age as my sire...
a cabaret artist I took after, somewhat...
the aforementioned St-Norbert parish...
a French actor with a voice and a particular appendice quite similar to my own...
several other stalwarts, verily - too many to list...
and my dear saintly father.

So many new beginnings
And "luminous rebirths" too...


Not "the end" - at all...



The Beginning

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