The existential distance in love relationships

Along the steep steps of the Pão de Açúcar, Rio de Janeiro

The mule track is sultry,
Havana sand stint.

She says she wants to live in Australia.

As she descends the stairs, (secretly) I take a picture:
She’s from the back.
Loose hair forms a shadow in front of her.

“…the smile of a traveler.
Behind the grating of a freight train…”

In this prison in the desert,
The red-hot bars are already unraveled.
Intangible and useless
Are those boundless expanses,
cloaking of sterile linoleum.
The tracks you barely glimpse
appear and go away
without any (if there were someone),
may ever imprint their gaze on it
(nor even a fleeting twinkling of eyes on ephemeral glimmers).

Scripta volant. Verba manent.
In this abbey of electro-hydraulic miners,
only abulic automatons tirelessly copy the days
that were ours from light to dusk.
Just automatons, sterilized even before the burning Helios,
Would initiate them into the irrepressible voluptuousness
Of the evergreen pure forms.

“…don’t turn back to the tracks.
And let the shadow of your hair
walk proudly, like a lone guide,
Always before your uncertainty…”

In this land,
freedom belongs
only to those who hold hands
on their interminable

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A brief note on “Sugarloaf Mountain” in Rio de Janeiro

“Sugarloaf Mountain” in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, is a renowned landmark that captivates visitors with its breathtaking beauty. Rising majestically in Guanabara Bay, the Pão de Açúcar, as it is known locally, boasts a unique structure that offers an unparalleled experience.

The architecture of the Pão de Açúcar is a marvel in itself. Consisting of two massive granite peaks connected by a cable car, it resembles a sugar loaf, hence the name. As visitors ride the cable car, they are greeted by panoramic views of the city, ocean, and surrounding mountains, creating an atmosphere of awe and wonder.

The poetic scenery from the top of Pão de Açúcar is enchanting. The vibrant colors of nature, sparkling blue waters, and lush vegetation form a picturesque backdrop that evokes a kaleidoscope of emotions. Whether the serenity of watching the sunset over the city or the exhilaration of watching hang gliders soar through the sky, every moment on the Pão de Açúcar is a feast for the senses.

View of the Pão de Açúcar in Rio De Janeiro (Brazil)
View of the Pão de Açúcar and the bay of Rio De Janeiro (Brazil)

The atmosphere of Pão de Açúcar is imbued with a sense of tranquility and adventure. As visitors explore the mountain’s trails and viewpoints, they can immerse themselves in the serene beauty of nature or engage in adrenaline-pumping activities such as rock climbing. The juxtaposition of calm and excitement creates an atmosphere that satisfies many emotions, making every visit to Pão de Açúcar a unique and memorable experience.

In conclusion, Rio De Janeiro’s Pão de Açúcar is not just a structure but a gateway to a world of emotions. Its architectural splendor, breathtaking landscapes, and diverse atmosphere create an enchanting destination that leaves visitors speechless. Whether seeking tranquility, adventure, or a place to connect with nature, the Pão de Açúcar is a must-see attraction that promises an unforgettable experience.

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