Monday, April 18, 2011


Once again this space finds itself in a state of abandonment as daily stresses and lack of routine feed the demons that impede the flow and courage required in writing.

This post is merely an effort to brush off the dust and meet the challenge posed by a friend to, for once, write something succinct and without the use of a single first-person pronoun-- an intimidating prospect to someone bent on creating something meaningful every time she writes and one that has admittedly postponed the revival of this blog.

The photo below, taken inside an elevator at what from the outside appears to be a rather nice hotel in the heart of Ipanema, illustrates, on both a metaphoric and a very literal level, the lesson one repeatedly learns in Brazil: