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There Is Only A Shut Window And The Whole World Outside

There Is Only A Shut Window And The Whole World Outside
Tavira, Church of Carmo (2)
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To see the fields and the river
It isn't enough to open the window.

To see the trees and the flowers
It isn't enough not to be blind.

It is also necessary to have no philosophy.

With philosophy there are no trees, just ideas.

There is only each one of us, like a cave.

There is only a shut window, and the whole world outside,
And a dream of what could be seen if the window were opened,
Which is never what is seen when the window is opened.

by Alberto CAEIRO (Fernando PESSOA), April of 1923

(photo 1st edition, 2012; 2nd edition, 2016)

.t.a.o.n., Chantal, Lorenzo Kjell Salmonson, beverleyplaya and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


31 comments - The latest ones
Xata
Xata
Com dois anos e meio de intervalo olhámos para a mesma fachada...

Tavira

...and the window was then open...
5 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Xata
...o Alberto Caeiro diria que "o sonho que poderias ter visto com a janela aberta, nunca seria o que se vê quando se abre a janela"...
5 years ago. Edited 5 years ago.
Xata
Xata
Ou também:
"Le meilleur moment de l'amour, c'est quand on monte l'escalier."
Georges Clemenceau

Não concordo...
5 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Xata
...nem eu, Isabel...nem eu!...
5 years ago.
guenievre
guenievre
J'aime beaucoup!
5 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to guenievre
Merci bien Geneviève!
5 years ago.
Heidi-Erica
Heidi-Erica
Esta imagen es fantástica, como todas las demás que tienes en tu galería
5 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Heidi-Erica
Muchas gracias Erica!
5 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave Renate!
5 years ago.
Sylvie Coeffic
Sylvie Coeffic
C'est beau! :-)
5 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Sylvie Coeffic
Merci à toi Sylvie!
5 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
great "no philosophy" world
we but need our feelings ,our 5 senses and our heart
5 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Christel Ehretsmann
"I don't believe in everything but the existence of my sensations; I have no other certainty, not even of the outer universe conveyed to me by those sensations. I don't see the outer universe, I don't hear the outer universe, I don't touch the outer universe. I see my visual impressions; I hear my auditory impressions; I touch my tactile impressions. It's not with the eyes but the soul that I see; it's not with the ears but with the soul that I hear; it's not with the skin but with the soul that I touch. And if someone should ask me what the soul is, I will answer that it's me."

(from Álvaro de Campos's «Notes for the Memory of my Master Caeiro»)
5 years ago. Edited 5 years ago.
valserine
valserine
Caeiro could be my master, too... :-)
5 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to valserine
...he is, Val!...
5 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, goandgo!
5 years ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Like this view very much. I've been there last spring ! Memories !
12 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Ulrich John
It's time to come back, Ulrich! Thanks!
12 months ago.
Christine
Christine
tout fait appel à nos sens***************
12 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Christine
...avec les fenêtres ouvertes ou fermés? :)
12 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Il faut qu'on ouvre les fenêtres de nos âmes de temps en temps ..!
12 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Malik Raoulda
,,,seulement de temps en temps, Malik? :)
12 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, cammino!
12 months ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
impressive indeed Armando ...
12 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to beverleyplaya
Thanks too much, Bev!
12 months ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to Armando Taborda
;-))))
12 months ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
ADMIRED in SQUARE 4U and also ADMIRED in TEXTURED IMAGES 4U
12 months ago. Edited 12 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to beverleyplaya
Thanks again, Bev!
12 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, Lorenzo Salmonson!
12 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Je te remercie le fave, Chantal!
12 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, .t.a.o.n.!
11 months ago.