Rio de Janeiro

Desde a última sexta-feira, eu estive no Rio para dar suporte na Convenção Nacional do AFS. Me fingi de gringo no ensaio da Unidos da Tijuca; fui ao Cristo e não tirei nenhuma foto; estraguei uma surpresa. O saldo foi positivo e tem fotos no facebook.

 

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Previsão para o resto da semana

Terça-feira de chuva durante o dia e noite em Vitória. Máxima de 29°C e mínima de 24°C.

Estou em  estado de sonolência e inatividade e as funções vitais do organismo reduziram ao absolutamente necessário à sobrevivência. A respiração quase cessa, o número de batimentos cardíacos diminuiu e o metabolismo restringiu-se ao mínimo.

Está aberta a temporada de hibernação.

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Some of the good stuff

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Compassion and inspiration

 

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.

It is also necessary in both public and private life to refrain consistently and empathically from inflicting pain. To act or speak violently out of spite, chauvinism, or self-interest, to impoverish, exploit or deny basic rights to anybody, and to incite hatred by denigrating others—even our enemies—is a denial of our common humanity. We acknowledge that we have failed to live compassionately and that some have even increased the sum of human misery in the name of religion.

We therefore call upon all men and women ~ to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion ~ to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate ~ to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures ~ to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity ~ to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings—even those regarded as enemies.

We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensible to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.

http://www.charterforcompassion.org

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What we share

25/10/2010 2 comentários

This weekend I hosted for three days an exchange student. She brought excitement, courage and kindness. I presented her the good side of Vitória. We shared cultures.

This weekend I hosted for three days an exchange student. She brought excitement, courage and kindness. I presented her the good side of Vitória. We shared cultures.
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Setiba, Espírito Santo

Passei pouco mais de uma hora na praia de Setiba. A água estava gelada e o sol era de fim de tarde. Fui sem nenhum tostão furado e voltei com essas fotos. Eu que nunca ganhei em sorteio, confesso que o acaso foi generoso comigo.

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Déjeuner du Matin

31/08/2010 1 comentário

Il a mis le café

Dans la tasse

Il a mis le lait

Dans la tasse de café

JACQUES PRÉVERT

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