quinta-feira, 27 de maio de 2010

Fai quello che sei

To change from one form or medium into another
Change - alter - modify- transform - diagonalize
Move - displace
Make sense of a language, read, interpret
Determine, find, find out, ascertain
Interpret, render, restate, ressignify
move, interact, communicate, intercommunicate, inform, tell
Repeat, reiterate, ingeminate, iterate, restate, retell
Transmit, transfer, transport, channel, channelize, to serve as a medium
to be translatable, or be translatable in a certain way

What am I not if not translation in its essence? I saw a glimpse of what makes sense today, and this glimpse was my life. I saw a path, a sense, motivation.


Faith - to be able to visualize and to be able to trust what you see and know. I know this now. Everything I do, all my dislocations, modifications, alter-lives, languages and interpreatations - lead me to now and my incessant need to translate.
A life full of mediation, of being keeper of a key that opens doors one way or another. I could take a victim's stance at always being put in the middle of situations that did not pertain to me, or I can see it all as destiny. A translator is always put in the middle, in fact, he searches for the middle invisible ground that can unite two unseemingly uncommunicatable entities. Such as...mom and sister...such as...North and South...such as...Mom and Dad...such as...Syllable-timed and stress-timed...inner and outer world...My classmates and the assigments...etc...
In Italy I found my middle ground, it seems. Neither there nor here, neither mom nor dad, neither English nor Portuguese. My own ground! And it sung in melodies so sweet... I found my middle ground by exiting the polarities which had become my life and conquering what could be mine only. When I lose myself in translation, that is where I dream of returning or escapin to.
All that calls to me, calls upon the basis of translation: Literature, Writing, Reading, Language, Linguistics, International Relations, Teaching, Philosophy, Mediumship, Religion and even Psychology. I am always irresistably drawn to the part in each that speaks of the encounter. Encounter of Differents.

Fai quello che sei - Do what you are.

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