Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A small break in the afternoon quietness / Pequena quebra no silêncio da tarde


The sound of a scooter, true icon of our quiet villages, cuts for a moment the silence a hot afternoon... With such a description in addition to the title, I do not think there is much more to write about in this scene so many times repeated in so many streets. Let's just wait the good man moves away on his noisy companion of a thousand journeys and, as the silence returns, resume our own more or less idle tasks.
O som de uma motoreta, esse verdadeiro ícone das nossas pacatas vilas, corta por instantes o silêncio de uma tarde de calor... Com esta descrição a dar continuidade ao título, não me parece que reste muito sobre o que escrever acerca desta cena tantas vezes repetida em outras tantas ruas. Deixemos que o bom homem se afaste na sua ruidosa companheira de mil jornadas e, reposto o silêncio, voltemos aos nossos mais ou menos ociosos afazeres.
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10 comments:

glorv1 said...

Yes I can hear the scooter and probably even a bark from the doggie. It's a very serene feeling. Thank you for sharing.

scott Sheperd said...

I love this so much. I am there. I heard the scooter. I felt the silence leave and then return. Beautiful

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Just a delightful and charming little slice of your world represented on paper. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Thank you, Gloria and Scott: What a coincidence that you were passing by at the same time of the scooter... Perhaps you can enjoy the quietness now :)))

glorv1 said...

I know, huh. :D

Kushlani Hall said...

Wow! Love your work!!!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Thank you, Kushlani: I have to send you congratulations on your beautiful work, too :))

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Melody, thanks for your words: It really a piece of a vanishing world that is getting to exist only in my memory...
P.S.-Sorry for this late reply to your comment, but for some reason, Blogger forgets to deliver some of the comments in my mailbox in its due time...

Villager said...

Uma motoreta era o meu sonho adolescente nunca realizado. Outras coisas compensaram porém...
Gostei muito desta cena, incluíndo a organização das sombras. Continuo a admirar muito a excelência da técnica e imaginação. Bom Domingo.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

Obrigado, Villager: Acrescentar sombras nos esboços tem de facto reflexos positivos no resultado final.
Bom Domingo, também :))