All we need is love
It’s me again from Brazil. It’s so embarassing to write here to so many people and I’d like to apologise you all for my horrible English but I don’t have anybody to help me and correct me. I don’t have a teacher and I’m not doing any English course.
I’ve read your entries James, Ana Paula and Anita and I am really proud of you. And also your comments, readers. Thanks everyone! The way you study English sounds just perfect. Unfortunately I don’t have many books in English available in my city and I don't trust to buy them by internet. I know it’s not a excuse. I could say that working, being married and being mother is too many for me and I feel it’s the time for my son and not for me but I know many women can cope well with this or the fact that I’ve decided not to go to Australia anymore makes me feel not so engaged...perhaps I’ll never find a good excuse.
But believe me, I do love learning languages, especially English. A language that connects me to the world. I’m not thinking in going anywhere but if some day one decides to come to Brazil, maybe I will be able to help. It’s always good to read the news on BBC or to read the articles of my profession for my master course or even just to translate the words of the videogames for my son.
Maybe that is the reason for me still being here. Many of you should be in my place and your English must be much better than mine, readers, and I’d really like to write a great stuff for you but I just don’t know how.
Having said that, I’d like to thank you all that try to encourage me in this path maybe you are the only people that understand my desire to learn this language not having any specific goal.
I have been reading all your blogs and comments.
Ana Paula, do you remember once I said my friend from Northeast always sends books and cds to me? You should see the box he(and his girlfriend) sent to me at Christmas with 2 books, 2 cds and many wonderful sweets meticulously decorated and a bottle of caju juice ( I’m on diet but it was so nice of them). I’d be very happy if he had sent a book in English but I’ll never suggest that. The books are really good and the next of my list is written by Khaled Hosseini ( A Cidade do Sol). It’s been a long time since I have talked in English. I’ll try the facebook one day and we could run a virtual meeting for speaking.
Anita, your tips are so useful. I can try some of them.
Naheed, how wonderful would be if we could do Yoga before work at the company where I work in the morning.
James, English is everywhere.
Stephen, I tried to write: “If I ruled the World...” but it was too heavy. I tried not to take it seriously but some issues stimulate us. It was better not to publish it.
Well...today it's Friday, the carnival starts today here in my city but I’ll not join the party. It’s my dad’s birthday. Very soon I’ll gather with the family for some hours and then I’m going to Setiba beach, a place that I love spending the weekends. My son’s holidays is ending and I want to offer him a good childhood until he starts working hard at studies.
For the reasons above I’ve got inspiration to write some more nonsenses about turning the world better:
“ If I had the best garden of the World, I wouldn’t hide it. I would inviteas many people as possible to watch my flowers flourishing.
I wouldn’t be cruel with people that don’t have neither a garden nor a flower. I wouldn’t laugh or make a fool of them because of it. I would give a flower to everyone and I do believe that it would turn my garden better and better. Perhaps I wouldn’t be the best gardner of the World but I would do my best to be the best person to have such beautiful garden.”
Recently, one of my patients , a simple woman, coincidentely from Northeast of Brazil (how nice people from there are! ), brought a beautiful orchidea. Not satisfied, she sent me some pictures of her flowers by e-mail. And she said “I have nothing to offer to you but I’d like you to know how I like you” It moved me and was the best present I have ever won. I thought to myself. What makes a person agressive or gentle? Is it the environment?
Once I had a patient who had made an appointment because of a broken tooth. I didn’t know him but that’s my job and contribution to the world. I know people hate dentists but everybody needs us. In fact he was quite strange and arrived with a guy as strange as him. There wasn’t a good expression in both faces. He was waiting and suddenly an elegant woman reffered by one colleague appeared in the waiting room. She wanted to persuade me to see her firstly. She didn’t even ask him for that. It was worthless because I would never be unfair with the other patient.
After some time, finally he was there in my chair. Beyond the fracture that I fixed, he had many spaces between the teeth. It took precision and time but I provided a brand new smile better than before. When he saw it in the mirror, he just replaced the serious expression for a smile , the most scintilating smile I’ve seen. It was just like receiving a diamond. Then I thought “ What can I do if he decides to assault me right now?” but it didn’t happen. He payed the bill like anyone. After sometime, I saw his picture on the newspaper. The police had arrested him and it was said he was the most dangerous drug trafficker of the region. I was shocked to know that! :-0
What makes a person cruel or gentle? What can we do to change the world for better? Is it necessary to rule the World or to be the most eminent powerful or famous person of the world? Or to make huge donations? Sometimes I wonder fair business could be more effective than donations. But it’s getting heavy again.
What I really mean is that I do believe we are here in this world to turn it better even with little things at work or only teaching our children how not to be arrogant, racist or bullier and never, never accept that.
These are my thoughts, guys,all we need is love in this World.
Good night. Have a nice weekend.
Please, forgive my errors!
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