As João-Maria, I was born on the first unravel of December in the year of ninety-five, along the far outskirts of Lisbon, in a rural village composed of fewer heads than those harvested from single ear of dried wheat; my youth was laden with verdancy and a dense, illusory distance from the sea, replete with holly and cork oaks, with the occasional pear tree. As the intimate second child of a carpenter and a seamstress, my upbringing was as silent as it was overwrought, and the space under which my solitude was allowed overlapped with the time in which it was forced upon me.
(CALIATH) is a repository of my disperse writings in the (ENGLISH) language, while (ANABASIS) is its mirror site in (PORTUGUESE). In Portuguese, I’m a post-modernist, and in English, I’m a mixture of post-modernist and surrealist, (or, at least, I’d like to be).
This parsonage and thus, this website, serve as a contact not only with you — the I which exists in you in symbiotic covenant with the I which I’m unable to perceive — but also the I which I’m able to perceive and am expected to preserve.
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