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Uma Lettera para Clara: O Contágio 8

Recent pastel, 40 x 30 inches

Cara Clarinha,

It has been almost a month since I last wrote, a strange month under the cloud of the coronavirus, which has changed so many things.  1,072 more words

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Uma Lettera para Clara: O Contágio 7

Cara Clara

In this Covid time, time itself seems to have slipped its boundaries, one day bleeding into the next, with seemingly no difference.   Since last writing I returned to Port Angeles again, spending three weeks or so, but now am back in Portland, if only for another 10 days.  760 more words

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Uma Lettera para Clara: O Contágio 6

Cara Clara

It is early May, spring has fully arrived here in Portland, it is warm and sunny.  This is a city of trees and flowers, with home owners making extravagant yards full of flowers and bushes.  1,853 more words

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Uma Lettera para Clara: O Contágio 5

Cara Clarinha,

It has been two weeks since my last letter, two strange weeks in which time has changed its form, no longer cadenced to a “work week” of Monday to Friday, and then the weekend.  1,131 more words

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Uma Lettera para Clara: O Contágio 4

Watercolor, Jon, 2006

Cara Clarinha

As the tsunami of news about the coronavirus invades every corner of our days, and we see the vacant streets, and begin to sense the severe economic realities falling into place, the pall of gray grows dense.  678 more words

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Uma Lettera para Clara: O Contágio 3

Cara Clarinha,

The days now pass in a dense fog, one of mis- and dys-information, a tidal wave of news from around the world, of how many infected, how many dead.  1,453 more words

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Uma Lettera para Clara: O Contágio 2

Edward Hopper

Cara Clara

What I write here is not happy, for you or others.  I get no pleasure from telling you these things, though, unlike most people, I long anticipated this, so it does not come as a surprise to me.  2,384 more words

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