Archive for October, 2017

  1. The baggage

    The Old Man, as we affectionately called the oldest monk of the Order, had been invited to deliver a number of lectures on various issues in another monastery, far away from ours, whose brotherhood had precepts quite different from ours. In essence, the differences brought us closer together than further apart. On that occasion, I […]

  2. The perfect girlfriend

    When I walked into Loureiro’s shop, the elegant shoemaker decided to call it a day, even though we were still in the middle of the afternoon. A lover of red wines and philosophy books, he had the hammer and the plier as the tools of his trade; the ideas with which he colored the mosaic […]

  3. The other and I

    The waiter opened the bottle and kindly filled our glasses. I was in one of those days in which we feel like talking about life, and listening to the opinion of those we respect. I was concerned with a very dear uncle who had recently undergone some difficult situations and wasn’t able to balance his […]

  4. Shadow play

    Dawn was yet to come when I went into the kitchen of the monastery. I had had a poor, intermittent sleep, the ideas were raging in my mind. When the mind is unable to rest, the body suffers the disarray that assails it, degrading one’s being as a whole. Tiredness, because it potentiates annoyance and […]