Monday, May 3, 2010

Expectation / Expectativa


Personal memories are the basis of this work. Not that I ever lived in a crooked house near a railway, although certainly would have liked... But for this type of houses to be so present in the imaginarium, I may have noticed a few in some good memory trips already distant in time.
Really present, is the expectation of the train passage, with all the fascination that it always had on any child. A crescendo of enthusiasm from the still distant whistle until when, making wind on the face, the huge, black and smoky machine ran noisily before the eyes, tugging colored tons of iron and wood that would give rhythmic beats on the track. Brief seconds only, but how much adrenaline!!
Recordações pessoais estão na base deste trabalho. Não que alguma vez tenha morado numa casa desconchavada à beira de uma linha férrea, embora decerto tivesse gostado... Mas para este tipo de casas estar tão presente no imaginário, deverei ter observado umas quantas em viagens de boa memória já distantes no tempo.
Bem presente está, isso sim, a expectativa da passagem do comboio, com o fascínio que isso sempre exerceu sobre qualquer criança. Um crescendo de entusiasmo desde o apito ainda distante até ao momento em que, fazendo vento na cara, a máquina fumegante, negra e descomunal corria estrepitosamente diante dos olhos, rebocando coloridas toneladas de ferro e madeira que iam dando rítmicas pancadas na linha. Eram breves segundos, mas quanta adrenalina!!
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2 comments:

智恵 said...

Hello

This is very nice house.
And two children are waiting a train comes.
I hope they find somethis interesting!

C

Paulo J. Mendes said...

It's a favorite kind of house and yes, the two kids are just about to see a train passing by... Maybe they will wave to the passengers :))