The Rua Da Academia das Ciências in Lisbon is a narrow lane 100m from our family’s abode. Cars that turn into it have to slow down to navigate the sharp turn and pedestrians hug the wall to let the cars pass. The arch and the bridge a bit further on used to connect a convent and a church many centuries ago. It is rumoured that the priests secretly used the bridge at night to visit the nuns.
This cute little dog belonged to a restaurant I stopped at with a colleague on a road trip from Sagres in the Algarve to Lisbon.
We had lunch at a riverside restaurant at Vila Nova De Milfontes in the Alentejo and this little one looked dapper in his Portuguese patterned scarf, dashing from table to table, waiting for a pat on the head…or a tasty morsel of food to just accidentally fall off the table…
This door leads visitors down to the water systems that serve the city of Lisbon. These are ancient water systems and many go back to Roman times. Every time I walk past I remember my uncle describing a tour he took down these dark dank tunnels and I was reminded of Edgar Allen Poe’s stories…
It’s been such a daring experience so much so that all I’ve had time for was to photograph interesting posters stuck to the back of toilet doors. You know when all you have time for is to take photos of such things?
In any event, the daring poster above which someone dared to pin to the back of a toilet door set me thinking about what I have dared to do lately.
So I have to come clean…I wasn’t learning how to yodel but the .gif looked cool and I wanted to include it. But the part about only being able to take photos of posters stuck to the back of toilet doors is true. But only the one above.
It feels like someone has flipped the crazy button on the world and we’re on this crazy ride for who knows how long.
So all we can do is dare…
…to do the right thing
…to live in the moment
…to overcome adversity
…to love oneself
…to love everyone else
…to block out negativity
…to not watch the news channels
…to digitally detox
…to spend time with family
Have you dared lately? What kind of daring have you dared? What else can you add to this list?
Agile Coach and Social Entrepreneur, chief wide eyed in wanderer, wonderer and bottlewasher…Inspecting and Adapting is my mantra