Now I am back. From the beginning of my trip I started taking off all the roles, patterns, prejudice, models, needs. Of course I couldn't get rid from all of them, but I has never got so naked, I has never gone so far. What I have now is the belief of the energy and the human energy as the greatest creator of what the world is. Human energy is the God energy by grace. You can do everything you would imagine. Not by yourself, but from yourself. If your energy is powerful, you will create a network and other people will be part of what you are imaging and trying to build. It should not be taken naive or pathetic... even though, why not. The desinger of Venezia must have been a super-naive madman to dare to imagine a floating city and to build it. And if I have to choose between Bay Ganyo and Columbus I am choosing Columbus.
Francisco Nazareth is a Portuguese representative of Instituto Camões in Bulgaria and lector in Sofia University. We know each other for a couple of years but just now we decided to act together. We established our own brand Café Lusófono to iniciate and organize activities and events aiming to popularize the Lusofonia art, culture and language. We will not depend on any institutional policy, though we will rely on instituitional help and we will be pro-active toward the certain establishments.
By the contribution of the Portuguese and Brazilian embassies in Bulgaria, the Lectureship of Instituto Camões in Bulgaria and good friends around, here we go with our first initiative: a two-month movie cycle with Portuguese and Brazilizan movies in the Apartmental - a nice city venue: a bar and art space in one. We are opening the event with a poetry reading, two Portuguese short movies and a lot of guests. A small step. But the first one.