Inesperado / Unexpected

Esta fotografia foi tirada com o meu telemóvel, daí a evidente falta de qualidade. Ontem estava na Biblioteca Nacional e eis que me deparo com um pedaço de papel recortado entre as páginas de um livro religioso português do século XVII. Minutos antes tinha encontrado uma pequena e muito antiga fita carmim (acho que é carmim é o termo mais acertado) dentro de um outro livro… Estas pequenas descobertas fascinam-me totalmente: começo a pensar por que mãos terão passado os livros que agora consulto, como seria a vida de quem os leu, enfim…
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This photo was taken with my mobile phone, hence the lack of quality. Yesterday I was at the Portuguese National Library and suddently I came across this papercutting among the pages of a Portuguese 17th century religious book. Minutes before I had found a very old red ribbon inside another book… This small discoveries amaze me: I start wondering about the hands that have already touched those books and how the lives of those people who read them could have been…

2 thoughts on “Inesperado / Unexpected

  1. Melissa says:

    Lovely! I love coming across things that make me think of the many generations before me, what captivated them, why they were drawn to certian things etc. I love discovering things even more when it comes to my family life and my ancestors.What a neat experience that must have been for you at the library.

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