Aug
25

Lisboa

Posted by sol in globe-trotting, images

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We spent our first four nights in Lisbon, in the Alafama borough, the poorest but most suggestive of the city. The air smelled like piss and grilled sardines, and Fado could be heard from the different bars or houses, its mournfulness clashing with the laughing facades and the beautiful weather.
We sat on the bank of the Tejo river, and the old lady next to us farted loudly twice. She had the energy of the dead inside herself. Read the rest of this entry »


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Aug
13

Goddess

Posted by sol in prattle

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Sol was, in Norse mythology, the goddess of the sun, a daughter of Mundilfari and Glaur and the wife of Glen. The corresponding Old English name is Sigel.
Every day, Sol rode through the sky on her chariot, pulled by two horses named Arvak and Alsvid. She was chased during the day by Skoll, a wolf that wanted to devour her. Solar eclipses signified that Skoll had almost caught up to her. It is fated that Skoll will eventually catch Sol and eat her, though she would then be replaced by her daughter. The earth was protected from the full heat of the sun by Svalin, who stood between the earth and Sol. In Norse belief, the sun did not give light; this was caused by the manes of Alsvid and Arvak.

(source: Wikipedia)


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Aug
8

Moving.

Posted by sol in prattle

Baby news trigger diligency. Michele finaly decided to study some WordPress and after sandboxing on his own page (and acknowledging that I wouldn’t have been capable on my own) he made a great deal of problem solving (photos.blogger.com wouldn’t yield photos to an alien domain…) and now here we are, in our new home, off much inflated blogspot.

It’s still a bit rudimentary, but hey, rome wasn’t built in a day.


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Aug
1

Tiny heart.

Posted by sol in life

Yesterday we could hear her heart beating fast. Baby is really tiny, and already has a heart that beats twice as fast as mine and makes hell of a noise!!
I have been feeling exhausted but really happy and overall great. Do have some inconveniencies like uncontrolled burping everytime I touch food.
happy and amazed.


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