estradas perdidas

Atrás de casa, encoberta por tufos de erva daninha, silvas e bidões abandonados, o comboio de janelas iluminadas vinha das Quintãs e silvou depois do túnel em curva, em direcção a Aveiro. Ali ao lado há uma estrada, a minha primeira estrada. Mulheres e homens cruzam-na impelindo teimosamente os pedais das bicicletas. Junto à vitrine de um pronto-a-vestir lê-se "Modas Katita". De uma taberna, saem dois homens que se dirigem para duas Famel-Zundapp. Estrada perdida.


NATAL em casa do Robert Earl Keen

Merry Christmas From The Family
de Robert Eal Keen (clicar no título para acessar ao site dele)

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk
at our Christmas party.
We were drinkin' champagne punch and homemade eggnog.
Little sister brought her new boyfriend.He was a Mexican.
We didn't know what to think of him until he sang Feliz Navidad.
Brother Ken brought his kids with him-the three from his first wife Lynn
,and the two identical twinsfrom his second wife Mary Nell.
Of course he brought his new wife, Kay-who talks all about AA,
chain smokin' while the stereo plays Noel, Noel, the First Noel.
Carve the turkey, turn the ballgame on.
Mix margaritas when the eggnog's gone.
Send somebody to the Quik Pak store,we need some icing and extension cords,
a can of bean dip and some Diet Rite,
a box of tampons and some more Burl Ives.
Halleluia everybody say cheese,Merry Christmas from the Family.
Fran and Rita drove from Harlogen.
I can't remember how I'm kin to them.
But when they tried to plug their motor home in,
they blew our Christmas lights.
Cousin David knew just what went wrong so we all waited out on our front lawn.
He threw the breaker and the lights came on and we sang Silent Night, oh Silent Night.
Carve the turkey, turn the ballgame on
Make bloody marys cause we all want one.
Send somebody to the Stop 'N Go,we need some celery and a can of fake snow,
a bag of lemons and some Diet Sprite,
a box of tampons and some Salem Lights.
Halleluia everybody say cheese,
Merry Christmas from the Family.Feliz Navidad...