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A NOTE ON LIFE – WITH NOTES OF DREAM
By Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations
Last edited: Thursday, June 21, 2007
Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007



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a fleeting impression of surprise, followed by a relaxed smile of amusement, then of the deepest contentment...





 


 

Morning seemed to have rolled away, softly enfolded in sheets of rain, while I floated upon diversely coloured and textured dreams – the last one, just before awakening, an exotic sequence of Chinese red lacquer cabinets and jade Foo dogs, lush golden carpets muffling naked steps and naked directions, a long corridor full of doors that swung open at the touch of a sprig of white orchids… and, at last, a vast expanse of aqua fields, where transparent, liquid horses gamboled and played with water people. I was one of them, and one with them in that drenched, supple milieu, a feeling of being home streaming over and beneath my skin, hair and manes rippling surfaces and depths, our breaths a blend of bubbling secrets and sparkling revelations that whirled darkly and then burst brightly, as we inhaled and exhaled.


Then I opened my eyes, all those images, feels and perceptions still hanging from my eyelashes like multihued droplets… my hands like liquefied tributaries of my still liquid body slowly coursing the bed, and a fleeting impression of surprise, followed by a relaxed smile of amusement, then of the deepest contentment, as my fingertips, suddenly solid yet permeable, converged with the warm reality of smooth cotton sheets, his arm, and then his cheek.

The afternoon was rolling in, softly enfolded and yet disclosed in subtle wisps of light – and there we were, as if time had nothing to do with hours and everything to do with simply feeling, simply being… in our bedroom, indeed at home, in love, just about to begin our day.

 

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It was after 3.00 pm and we were still sipping at delicious coffee, comfortable in our pajamas, thinking of how unashamedly scrumptious our laziness felt – and I couldn’t really say if the papaya and spaghetti we had, about two hours, a long, lusty shower and a change into some jeans and shirt later, tasted like tardy breakfast, late lunch or early dinner… but I can definitely say they tasted wonderful!

 

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This happened last Tuesday, when our bodies were still recovering from the most awful jet-lag and exhaustion of a seemingly interminable and rather chaotic return trip to Portugal on Sunday followed by a totally inescapable, strenuous whole day at work, on Monday – and our minds, our spirits, from a week heavily charged with the most intense emotions in the United States, to where, as you may have read in the summary to Joseph’s poem “Tribute to a Father”, we traveled in order to attend his dad’s funeral and spend some time with the family.

Since yesterday, and although still tired – somehow, it seems to be more difficult to adjust to the six hour delay when returning from the Midwest time zone to this GMT region  – we are back to our regular schedules and activities, and I did not want to let another day go by without expressing my wholehearted thanks to you all, for all your support throughout these last difficult times, and without offering my most heartfelt apologies for having failed to return your constant kindness and interest regarding my poetry and other writings with the frequency that would only be fair and would, also, match my own genuine appreciation of your literary works. 

At this point, I feel that an update on what I defined above as “regular schedules and activities”, but which would in fact be more accurately described as a “three V” - vast, varied, and greatly variable - assortment of calendars, duties and tasks, is due.

As some of you know, my time is far from being exclusively dedicated to literary and artistic endeavours. Delightful and fulfilling as those are and will always be – even more so because I am privileged to share them with the love of my life – there are other areas requiring great attention and devotion, such as wine production and the supervision of a sports’ horse-yard – this one, especially dear to my heart - among other responsibilities as a manager, in the field of financial investments.

With all this, as you may imagine, not only is my life a very busy one indeed, but it is also one with no space whatsoever for boredom! I couldn’t say, in all honesty, that I don’t feel a bit overwhelmed, sometimes – particularly when there is some situation requiring urgent attention… in all the different areas, simultaneously! However, I’m blessed with invaluable help from utterly amazing teams, and with the loving, absolutely extraordinary support and encouragement of the most wonderful partner anyone could possibly dream of, and, most of all, with – no words will ever adequately convey this passionate gratitude I feel towards them, towards him – and, challenging as it may be, I wouldn’t trade this exciting life for anything!

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And I could not end this note without sharing some news.

On the subject of show-jumping, the competition season reaches one of its peaks in late Spring and early Summer, when horses and riders strive to refine their performances and improve their scores, in preparation for the yearly official championships which take place all around Europe in the beginning of Autumn. So, like most yards, ours has been effervescent with activity along the last couple of months, and our horses have been attending several shows, with exceptional results in most cases – including one recent Grand-Prix win, by our gorgeous chestnut filly “Harmonie Verte”!

This morning, four horses, groom and rider have left for yet another show, which will take place from Friday to Sunday – and, although our particular yard management system is not primarily oriented towards placements or winnings, as, for us, the physical and psychological wellbeing of the horses is what has to come absolutely FIRST, it is always very rewarding for us to see this policy – which many of our competitors call “too relaxed”, for they find we treat the horses in our care “like porcelain” – produce its own magnificent results, and each good performance of any of our horses, whether or not followed by a prize, is always celebrated by the whole team with the greatest joy and the greatest pride – and so it will be, once more, this weekend!

Before going on to another subject, I’m happy to share with you that our stunning filly-foal “Chá Verde”, whose birth we ecstatically announced last April, is growing (a lot!) in perfect health and in beauty.

Now, on a totally different theme, some of you may recall my announcement of the release, in the beginning of the current month, of a new book – ANTOLOGIA POÉTICA AMANTES DAS LEITURAS (Reading Lovers’ Poetic Anthology) – featuring several of my poems and those of other Portuguese poets, such as Ana Maria Costa, whom I was honoured to introduce to you all some months ago, and Jorge Vicente, my dear friend and our fellow author here in AD, among others. Well, as planned, this book which makes us all proud, was released on June 2nd – and the presentation, attended by a numerous and very enthusiastic public, was a beautiful and very successful event, graced by the presence of a ballet group and a fantastic singer and guitar player, who delighted us all with his own original compositions (some of them with lyrics by poets included in the anthology).

It is my great pleasure to report – and our publisher is also pleased beyond all utterance - that the whole first edition (500 copies) sold out on the presentation day, and the second one is already in the making and will be available in the bookstores soon.

On this happy note, dear friends, readers and fellow authors, I’ll say goodbye for now – but with the promise of a return to your company very, very soon! Meanwhile, let me take this opportunity to wish you all a splendid Summer, and may it be full of harmony in all the notes of your lives… always with notes of dream!

Warm and affectionate {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} from your

Alexandra*

 

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Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 6/22/2007
...as I inhale and exhale through your part of the world, I can honestly say, I know what exactly you mean!

But...Your making good use of your time and are managing quite well with that "most wonderful partner anyone could possibly dream of...," man of yours!
Congratulations on all these past endeavors, and Good luck with everything ahead...
You have a wonderful summer too!
Love and Peace~
Kimmy~
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/22/2007
Thank you for the wonderful update on your life and the story reads like a fairy tale life Princesses life. My day to day hum drum life seems so bland compared to the excitment of yours but the passion we share for writing bonds us together as friends. Good to hear from you Alexandra.

Fee
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 6/21/2007
Alexandra, thank you for sharing these moments with us and know that we love you!

Susan

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