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Não costumo escrever textos que relatem explicitamente fatos da minha vida. Primeiro porque não é a idéia deste blog e também por não gostar muito do resultado final.Contudo, senti a necessidade de fazê-lo neste momento de virada de ano.

Em alguns momentos, quando, absorto em meus pensamentos, as idéias fervem em profusão e, como uma espiral de abelhas zunindo no interior do meu cérebro, me levam a um estado de agitação interior, sinto que preciso expulsá-las da minha cabeça.

Neste momento isso me ocorre pois estou há muitas horas só (mas não interpretem isso como sinal de tristeza) e as reflexões se tornam mais constantes. Ao parar e olhar para trás, como é um hábito se fazer ao chegarmos em todo final de ano, tenho desta vez um panorama muito diferente: desta vez estou longe de casa, da família e dos amigos e isso gera uma necessidade de gravar no tempo toda a minha saudade e sinceros votos.

Poderia desejar uma lista interminável de clichês de ano novo mas, como sempre, fujo do clichê como o Diabo foge da Cruz. Os clichês têm um poder imenso de parecerem mentiras quando ditas, mesmo que você realmente deseje aquilo para os seus amigos.

E o que é que eu desejo a todos vocês?

Desejo que encarem este novo ano como uma página vazia. Desenhem nela com sua melhor tinta. Com Harmonia, como na música, para quem é de música e como a unidade homem-máquina, para quem é do pedal. Com Força, como nos primeiros compassos do Imperador de Beethoven e como em subidas intermináveis mas também com Sensibilidade, como no primeiro movimento do concerto para violino do Grande Mestre e também como quem alivia as marchas na hora certa. Com Calma e Descontração, como na Sinfonia Pastoral e também como em um pelotão de amigos ciclistas pedalando calmamente absorvendo a cidade. Mas sem esquecer da Corretude e Seriedade, como nos Quartetos do Mestre.

Enfim, que saibamos todos sempre nos equilibrar nas rodas da vida e sermos um só com a vida, com nossos instrumentos ou com nossas bicicletas.

A todos os amigos, aos que me deram à vida e me ensinaram o que é viver – a minha família, aos que conheci na vida, na música ou na estrada. Àqueles da minha Terra Natal, e àqueles que vêm me acolhendo ao longo do meu trajeto na estrada da vida nesta minha nova fase aqui em Brasília.

Sou muito grato a todos,



30/12/2005 at 2:24 am 15 comentários


Pela total falta de criatividade e de esforço, ao invés de escrever algo que a minha cabeça gerou, somente divulgo algumas frases interessantes acerca do tema Bicicleta.

Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~ H. G. Wells, 1905

As a kid I had a dream – I wanted to own my own bicycle. When I gotthe bike I must have been the happiest boy in Liverpool, maybe the world. I lived for that bike. Most kids left their bikes in the backyard at night. Not me. I insisted on taking mine indoors and the first night I even kept it by my bed. ~ John Lennon

All creatures who have ever walked have wished that they might fly. With highwheelers a flesh and blood man can hitch wings to his feet. ~ Karl Kron (Ten Thousand Miles on a Bicycle)

Socialism can only arrive by bicycle. ~ José Antonio Viera Gallo

It was on the 10th day of May–1884 –that I confessed to age bymounting spectacles for the first time, and in the same hour I renewed my youth, to outward appearance, by mounting a bicycle for the first time. The spectacles stayed on. ~ Mark Twain

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle. ~Helen Keller, 1903

If all feeling for grace and beauty were not extinguished in the mass of mankind at the actual moment, such a method of locomotion as cycling could never have found acceptance; no man or woman with thes lightest aesthetic sense could assume the ludicrous position necessary for it. ~ Ouida [Marie Louise de la Ramée] , 1900

You can’t despair for the human race when you see somebody riding a bicycle. ~ Stewart Parker
Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain— at least in a poor country like Russia— and his vanity begins to swell out like his tyres. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect.~ Leon Trotsky, 1933

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets. ~ Christopher Morley

The gross and net result of it is that people who spent most of their natural lives riding iron bicycles over the rocky roadsteads of this parish get their personalities mixed up with the personalities of their bicycle as a result of the interchanging of the atoms of each ofthem and you would be surprised at the number of people in these parts who nearly are half people and half bicycle. ~ Sergeant Pluck (expounding on The Atomic Theory) , in “The Third Policeman,” by Flann O’Brien

It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion thatthe perfection of the bicycle was the greatest incident of thenineteenth century. ~ Anon.

Get a bicycle. You will [certainly] not regret it. If you live. ~ Mark Twain

The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.~ Iris Murdoch

The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine. ~ John Howard

When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. ~ H.G. Wells

Why should anyone steal a watch when he could steal a bicycle?~ Flann O’Brien

The bicycle will accomplish more for women’s sensible dress than allthe reform movements that have ever been waged. ~ Anon., 1895

The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community. ~ Ann Strong

Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world. ~ Grant Peterson

All bicycles weigh fifty pounds. A thirty-pound bicycle needs a twenty-pound lock. A forty-pound bicycle needs a ten-pound lock. A fifty-pound bicycle doesn’t need a lock. ~ Anon.

Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle. ~ Elizabeth West

What do you call a cyclist who doesn’t wear a helmet? An organ donor. ~ David Perry

There is nothing, absolutely nothing, quite so worthwhile as simply messing about on bicycles. ~ Tom Kunich

I thought of that (the theory of relativity) while riding my bike. ~Albert Einstein

When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bike andgo out for a spin down the road, without thought of anything but theride you are taking. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

I relax by taking my bicycle apart and putting it back together again.~ Michelle Pfeiffer

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride. ~ John F. Kennedy

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. ~ Gloria Steinem

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. ~Ernest Hemingway

The world lies right beyond the handlebars of any bicycle that I happen to be on anywhere from New York Bay to the Vallee de Chevreuse. Anywhere is high adventure, the walls come down, the cyclist is a loner, it is the only way for him to meet other loners. And it works. One seldom exchanges anything but curses or names of insurance companies with another driver, the car inhibits human contacts. The bicycle generates them; bikes talk to each other like dogs, they wag their wheels and tinkle their bells, the riders let their mounts mingle. ~ Daniel Behrman

Bicycle races are coming your way, so forget all your duties, oh yeah. Fat bottomed girls, they’ll be riding today, so look out for those beauties, oh yeah! ….I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like. ~ Freddie Mercury

Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. It has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time Isee a woman ride by on a wheel… the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood. ~ Susan B. Anthony

Bike riding as little as three miles a day will improve your sex life. ~ Dr. Franco Antonini

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