Tribute to This Evening, Courtesy of Pessoa

IMG_0924“Brief dark shadow of a downtown tree, light sound of waterfalling into the sad pool, green of the trimmed lawn — public garden shortly before twilight: you are in this moment the whole universe for me, for you are the full content of my conscious sensation.  All I want from life is to feel it being lost in these unexpected evenings, to the sound of strange children playing in gardens like this one, fenced in by the melancholy of the surrounding streets and topped, beyond the trees’ tallest branches, by the old sky where the stars are again coming out.”    — Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

 

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About Kaitlin Solimine

Kaitlin Solimine was raised in New Hampshire but has considered China a second home for the past two decades. She is the author of the award-winning forthcoming novel Empire of Glass and co-founder of Hippo Reads, a media start-up connecting academic insights with real world issues. She lives in Singapore.
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