Archive for May, 2018

  1. How wings are born

    It was pouring, and I hastened my pace. I became cheerful as I turned the corner of the narrow and winding street where the shop of Loureiro, the shoemaker who loves books and wines is located, and saw his vintage bicycle leaning against the light pole. When I entered the store, a variety of scents, […]

  2. The narrow gate

    The Sermon on the Mount is the core of the studies at the Order. All other texts from different philosophical and metaphysical traditions are variants to add depth and shade to the valuable thoughts therein. I was seated in a comfortable armchair in the library of the monastery, my gaze lost in the beautiful landscape […]

  3. The law of action-reaction

    I went to meet Loureiro, the shoemaker who loved books and wines, at a pleasant tavern close to his shop. As the server was filling our glasses with wine, our attention was diverted to a table next to ours. A couple had started to argue in a tone of voice higher than usual, until the […]

  4. The battlefield

    The sky was blue at the crack of dawn, after grayish days of much rain. Everybody seemed happy in the monastery but me. A personal dilemma ate me from inside and robbed me of my peace. As I was sitting in the mess hall, the questions I had wandered in my mind, before a cup […]

  5. Shades of prudence

    When I turned the corner to take the narrow street where the shop of Loureiro, the shoemaker who loves books and wines, is located, I was happy to see his vintage bicycle leaning against the light pole. It was still early, the sun had just risen to vaporize the dew that moistens the cobblestones, making […]