Viagem aos 4 anos

De Santa Vitória, a aldeia onde nasci, a Beja, capital do distrito, são vinte quilómetros. Tinha quatro anos, quando fui a Beja “tirar o retrato”, na camioneta da carreira, com meus pais e meus dois irmãos . Nunca me esquecerei desse evento pois o fotógrafo desaparecia por detrás da máquina e eu mexia-me do meu lugar à procura da cara dele. Depois de sair da minha posição uma ou duas vezes, o meu pai disse-me: “Filha, fica quietinha, estamos a tirar um retrato para irmos para um lugar chamado Canadá; há lá ursinhos brancos, vais gostar muito de ver”.

Anos mais tarde, perguntei ao meu pai porque razão nunca tínhamos ido para o Canadá. Meu pai sonhara ter tido a oportunidade de emigrar mas, apesar de se ter candidatado, no início dos anos cinquenta quando esse país abriu as portas aos portugueses, o pedido fora recusado. Como escriturário da Casa do Povo, e barbeiro depois do trabalho, não tinha mãos “calejadas” e o Canadá procurava trabalhadores rurais. Nunca esqueci a tristeza e deceção dele. Passados mais de trinta anos, emigrei para o Canadá com um contrato de professora para a mais prestigiada universidade do país – a Universidade de Toronto. Do meu pai, herdei as mãos finas, o gosto pela educação, o sonho de viver no país dos ursinhos polares e, especialmente, o desejo muito forte de alargar meus horizontes. 

Esta foto que encontrei na net representa bem a imagem que guardo do momento de tirar o retrato.

5,208 Replies to “Viagem aos 4 anos”

  1. Greetings from Ohio! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to check out your site on my iphone during lunch break. I love the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m shocked at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, awesome site!|

  2. Thanks a lot for the helpful posting. It is also my belief that mesothelioma has an incredibly long latency interval, which means that the signs of the disease may not emerge right up until 30 to 50 years after the primary exposure to asbestos fiber. Pleural mesothelioma, which can be the most common type and is affecting the area about the lungs, might result in shortness of breath, chest muscles pains, and also a persistent coughing, which may bring on coughing up bloodstream.

  3. I just could not go away your website before suggesting that I really loved the usual information an individual supply in your guests?
    Is gonna be back regularly to inspect new posts

  4. Thanks a lot for your post. I’d really like to say that the expense of car insurance differs from one scheme to another, mainly because there are so many different facets which give rise to the overall cost. For instance, the model and make of the car or truck will have an enormous bearing on the price tag. A reliable ancient family automobile will have an inexpensive premium than a flashy sports vehicle.

  5. I’ll right away clutch your rss as I can’t in finding your email subscription link or e-newsletter
    service. Do you’ve any? Please allow me understand in order that I may just subscribe.

  6. I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any
    interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth
    enough for me. Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made good content
    as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  7. I got this site from my friend who told me regarding this website and at the moment this
    time I am browsing this site and reading very informative posts at this

  8. We are the worlds fastest temp mail delivery service. Our system will randomly and temporarily assign you a unique email for a period of 365 days (burner after). The last 100 messages received on this email address will be displayed directly on our mailonline web page in chronological order from most recent to oldest. We are a high-quality disposable email service also known as fake email. Our service works on all existing resolutions as well as the following types of mobile devices: Iphone 7 8 X 11 12, Android samsung xiami nokia oppo oneplus, tablets and computers. Our HTML5 programming makes our email service the lightest on the market. A low-speed connection is sufficient to use our temporary email services. We support all available web browsers: Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Brave, DuckDuckGo as well as Opera. Easy to use, open your browser and you are ready to go. temp mail

  9. I’ve been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet
    I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will
    be a lot more useful than ever before.

  10. I enjoy you because of all your labor on this blog. Betty really likes carrying out research and it’s really easy to see why. Most of us notice all of the dynamic manner you produce priceless thoughts through this web site and even increase participation from website visitors about this concern so our favorite child has been learning a lot of things. Have fun with the rest of the year. You are conducting a pretty cool job.