Sunday, November 4, 2018

Old Book

Like an old book
I am full of words
Of colors
Lights
Flowers
Ideas and fantasies
Life and
Loves
Of my days already lived
Of my already told stories
And of my dreamed tales 
Still to be written

Renata S Tourinho

Friday, September 28, 2018

Old Thinghs - by Renata s Tourinho

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          All my antique thinghs remind me that I’m also “antique”. I’m old and I feel vast and stretched out like a photography that has been enlarged countless times until it lost its contours, or like a worn out book with loose pages scattered throughout time. I’m full of images and words that sometimes get lost and sometimes complete each other, and I feel the time passing by like a wind that stretches me even more. And I breathe, I sit still and contemplate all the new and fresh things that the seasons bring year after year and lay upon me like seeds of words and luscious images that sprout in the immensity of the land of my Self.
Renata S Tourinho

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

My Pretty Mess

My Pretty Mess

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This pretty mess is my working space. 
I think I have an old soul and I still use notebooks to take my notes. I use them to write down my ideas and thoughts and to take notes of references and researche.
The problem is that I have so many notebooks that I need a smaller one to remind me of where the notes are, and I need the colored post-its to keep track of what the notes even are. And I need coffee to remember all of this. 
Basicly that is how it works for me. Really. 

That"s Me

That's Me

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Hello! I came to wish you a beautiful day directly from this colorful and happy mess. I'm a very simple person, I'm like everyone else. 
           I have ups and downs, I have happy days and harder ones. I have many dreams and I also have fears. I've never had much money but I've always been surrounded by a lot of love, and for me that is the greatest of treasures. I'm grateful for what I can have and I try to evolve and become a better person, even if I am learning through the mistakes I still make.
            I think that nothing in life is worth more than the time we spend with people that are dear to us, and for that reason one of the things I really enjoy doing is being here and being able to share with you everything that I create. I hope so that I can bring some color and joy to everyone who sees me here. I really like you and I'm grateful to have you here with me.    
💕🙏💕🙏💕🙏💕  

Sunday, May 13, 2018

To be a Mother

To be a Mother

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When I was a child or teenager I often heard my mother tell me "when you have kids, you will understand me". That sentence came almost always after she'd scold me or deny me something. I didn't understand. At that time, her actions toward me seemed arbitrary and unjust. I would get angry and throw a tantrum. But, today, I understand her.
Today I am a mother, and finally I understand how delicate is the task to care for, educate, guide and protect my children. I know how difficult it is sometimes to say "no" or to scold them and then see them sad, upset. It's not easy and often it's painful. The scolding and the "no's" always hurt me more than them. But that is how it is to be a mother. And it's a constant learning process.
But this learning process that is to be a mother is also the most beautiful, enjoyable and happy thing in life. After my children were born I realized that motherhood made me see life and the world in a different way, made me understand reality through their gaze and perspective. Through their yearnings, their fears, their joys and their discoveries, I have grown. Children are, truthly, our greatest teachers, because as we raise them we get a chance to evolve. The love that a mother feels for her children is the purest, most honest and sincere feeling one can have. And this exchange that happens in the relationship between mothers and children is the most rewarding there is, even when one has to give so much up.
It is true that the mother often gives up her wishes or even her needs for her child. But what she gets in return is always more beautiful and valuable. As soon as the child is born the mother discovers that the pain of her child hurts much more than her own pain, and that the joy of her child makes her much happier than her own joys. Being a mother is a constant exercise of giving. It is a continuous learning process of how to put oneself in the place in the other. It is the greatest and best chance to develop emotionally and spiritually. It is the greatest opportunity to become a more beautiful person, more humble, stronger, grateful and wiser. So if you are a mother, embrace this opportunity with willingness. Whether you are a mother or father, a mother who is also a father or a father who is also a mother, grandmother or grandfather, uncles, aunts, godmothers, godparents ... If you have the opportunity to care for and love someone unconditionally, know that that is the key to becoming a better person. Even when you have to say "no" or scold. Even when, with a broken heart, you look at the upset child and say "when you have kids, you will understand me."
I love you, mom. Thank you for the no's, for the yes's, for the scolding and for everything you taught me. I've learned a lot from you, and I continue learning from your grandchildren.
Happy Mothers Day!

Old Book

Like an old book I am full of words Of colors Lights Flowers Ideas and fantasies Life and Loves Of my days already lived Of my already to...