Monthly Archives: June 2019

Ricardo Cooper – “Meetings with remarkable men” (Bahamas 2019)

Ricardo Cooper

REMARKABLE MEETINGS # BAHAMAS       

 RICARDO COOPER

 I’m sorry if I’m being a little shallow at this moment. I’m exhausted from a long international flight. I promise I’ll write extensively about this man I met in the Bahamas – only twice, mind you. Only twice and for a very brief moment each time.

Ricardo Copper (or Rico Cooper, a native Bahamian) intercepted me – as I was on my way to the beach: “Sir, can I ask you a question”, as he opened a contagious smile. “Sure, of course”.

“Are you Indian?”, he asked.

 “Indian ?” – I was rather taken aback.

 He corrected himself. No, I mean, “Native American Indian”.

 I had already been in the Bahamas for about one week. This is a blessed place. Blessed and deep, in all senses of the meaning.

 “Yes, you look different from all the other American tourists. It’s the way you walk, it’s your cheekbones….It’s your face”.

Other than one short blog piece I wrote back in 2016 called “I’m a Puyallup and I relate to stones” which gives me away a little (since it was only three years ago I took the DNA test and found a percentage of my heritage), he couldn’t have known.

“I am. I’m 23.5% Native….Yes….(I stuttered)…I’m from the Puyallup nation”… (That’s what I know from the little I was told in the Berkshires, MA back then and….)

And we started talking about colonization, extermination of the oppressed races and all these subjects I obsess about. I was honestly paralyzed by his vision. I almost could not continue talking. For the next two entire days, Adriane and I cried convulsively.


Why? Hard to explain. It’s almost as if all the recognition I’ve received in the theater for all these decades, all this “fuss”, all of that suddenly disappeared and what validated my existence there and then was his pure piercing vision.

 Yes, I don’t remember CONNECTING so closely EVER with anyone so fast, so easily, on such a different level than this one….”

The second meeting was even faster but the embrace, the hug, the aperture, the symbolism it contained – the magic it brought when he he pronounced these words “You have a friend for life!”.

I burst into tears then as I’m bursting into tears now.

I promise to expand on this encounter. A remarkable encounter which can only be (explained or narrated, if you please) on some other level.

Soon, Ricardo, Soon.

LOVE

Gerald

His quick reply on Facebook

Rico Cooper It truly was an amazing encounter. Gerald Thomas your spirit is what attracted me to approach you. Thank you for your words and the opportunity to share the moments and conversations.
LOVE
Ricardo/Rico Cooper

 

 

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STINGRAYS and Gerald Thomas (Bahamas 2019)

 

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Remembering André Midani

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“NIGHT SIEVERS” por Fátima Vale (2017)

AL REBÉS DE LA BÉSTIA

fátima vale

19 de Janeiro de 2017

NIGHT SIEVERS

o espírito dele estava no corpo de um nascituro no ventre da montanha. ele no espaço em que se encontrava, dormia. ela era a montanha e o seu espírito dormia num leito algures. o amor estava-lhe em topologia aberta desde o momento em que passaram a viver nos muitos mundos. este corpo síntese, reunia-se no desdobramento de viagens longínquas. tenros são os tempos que carregamos no sangue quando a montanha engravida de nós. lambemos a superfície para transcrição do ponteiro em espaço sumário. arfamos ao despertar do avanço, é o oxigenial da vida! o glaciar do abandono derrete e ferve-se lava para a boca do infinito. eram 3 e 37 de amanhã no esternocleidomastóideu de cada um. o vulcão aquecia e nasciam rosas dentro dos vidros. o espinho era o ponto mais alto da rosa.

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(lindo presente de Fátima Vale: obrigado!)

Email da Fátima hoje (June 14, 2019)

Amado Gerald,
Sobre a paz redendora com as pedras, já nesse texto havia o sinal xamânico, pela terceira voz do silêncio (a escrita).
Dei o teu beijo ao Fernando Lemos. Dei muitos outros. Ele entrou-me vida adentro, foi um escândalo para o imaginário dos presentes, andarmos de mãos dadas, esses dias por Lisboa, inaugurando exposições e livros.
É tempo de nos livrarmos – de fazer livros com o fruto colhido. Pó disperso não alivia caminho.
Sempre presente, nesta máscara fé ausência,
Roma ao espelho, 
Da face,
f
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Comovido, como sempre fico:

Gerald

Bahamas

 

 

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R.I.P. André Midani !

 

André and I, Rio, 2014

André Haidar Midani (DamascoSíria25 de setembro de 1932 – 14 de junho de 2019) foi um profissional do mercado fonográfico brasileiroconsiderado um dos nomes mais importantes da indústria fonográfica brasileira dos anos 60 aos 90.[1] Nascido na Síria, foi morar na França aos três anos de idade. Atuou no Brasil, na América Latina e na cidade de Nova YorkEstados Unidos.

DEIXA SAUDADES.

MUITAS

Gerald 

Bahamas, June 14, 2019

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Gerald Thomas entrevistado por Adriane Gomes em Bahamas June 2019 (edição do video Guilherme Godoy)

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GUILHERME ZELIG escreve: “A Hipocondriaca”

Guilherme Zelig, autor.

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