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I’m a city guy and i was already born this way. I would never live somewhere quiet before i reach seventy. I love the mess and the happenings and the cultural life of the big city. There’s a thing missing though. The elements. Air is not clean enough for you to enjoy it. São Paulo which is the city i live is famous for the thin rain so i have less than desired of heat or fire. Water that i can dive my body in is only found in pools and finally earth is amost impossible to be found outside the parks. The only solution is to spend a couple hours in the car and get to the nearest beach. It’s impressive the effect that the sand under my feet can achieve in seconds. It’s a lot of energy. After that i go into the ocean. That’s even more energy. There’s nothing more relaxing than staying in the sea for ten minutes or so but more than relaxing is also a big charge of energy. Theres’ a Brasilian ritual that i always miss when i’m spending my new year in my country. It’s common for me to visit my syster that lives in Chicago. In the new year’s eve in Brasil almost everyone dresses in white. That’s already a ritual that comes with the african culture we inherited. I really mean everybody. Another thing everybody does is to jump the seven waves. We go into the sea until it reaches at least our knees and actually jump when the wave passes us. We do that usually around the first hour of the first day of the year. If the party is too good we can still do it in the reast of the first day. They say ir brings good luck. I say it doesn’t even matter. It’s such a joy and a charge of energy that just from it is well worth it. Not just because there are hundreds of people in white on the sea at midnight but because the contact with the water and the earth and the wind are so magical. It’s like washing away the old things and getting clean for what is comeing. I really love to live in the city but if i don’t go to the sea at least twice a year i get sick. I need the power of the nature by my side.

Today was one of those days, those everydays. So many things to do you fill the day will never end and now that it ended i can’t recall and great thing i did that will change something or someone. Don’t get me wrong, there are great days. Just that it’s not everyday. I made me think about a project i’m working on and it’s based on a TED (http://www.ted.com) from an artist that came up with a concept of carrier more interesting than usual. He says we work until we are sixty years old in general. Today people live more than eighty years so sixty sounds a little early to retire. We are talking about a thirty five years carrier which is very common. In his concept we should take a year off every seven years and retire with sixty five. By doing that we are able to think about our lives and our choices. I’m not talking about one year long vacation. I’m talking about time to plan and to project our next years. We can change paths if we feel necessary and we can recicle our hole life experience and start a new period refreshed and full of new ideas and energy. This time we need to live is getting to scarce and after a while we realize we just talk and think and create and feel things that belong to our work environment. I work with creativity and that means getting dry because there’s no time to live. We can only create from our live experiences. If we don’t live we have nothing to create. That concept works in any field and most importantly with any human being because this dryness don’t occur only in our professional lives. What a great concept: one can not be productive if he doesn’t have a life! It should be obvious but is not. Most like me are getting dry to the last drop trying to keep up with the madness around us. One year every seven seams so fair and so far at the same time. It’s hard to change but i should try. What about you guys?? Do you have time to live???