Sandy toes and messy salty hair. Funny how a walk on the beach can help sometimes. I should definitely do this more often. And start more self love again. Whatever happened to 'do what makes You happy'... I thought things could only get better with my new start but I realised that I recently lost my smile. I'm not even me anymore.
You will never be truly happy if you hold onto things that make you sad. And unfortunately life is too ironic to fully understand it. It takes sadness to know what happiness is just like it takes noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.
One always finds strength in pain. And it makes you realise what is really important in life... And who is. So lets try to use it as a superpower. My cousin said to me yesterday that I must never ever forget who I am, where i come from and what a support and love I am fortunate to have. And I should never lose myself for something that does not make me happy. At the end of the day- when on my death bed... I will not look at my cv and how that fulfilled my life. So this week I will be doing a lot of thinking. And take time for the little things that matter. Things that warm my heart. Like calling my grandpa and telling him what a superstar he is. Sending messages to my amazing friends who have always been rocks and thanking them for this and taking walks on the beach, collecting shells, and appreciating the fact that god gave me a healthy body and all my senses to enjoy mother nature.... and remember... you are writing your own story. Don't let anyone else write it for you.
Moraes Moreira - Moraes Moreira (403.6071, Som Livre, 1975)
Moreira’s first solo record after leaving Novos Baianos isn’t a great change of direction but leans harder into almost proggy hard rock territory in places and is always displaying a blistering musical dexterity. Fans of the band should definitely check it out.