…my most beloved cities in the world, Oporto. I saw this and got another attack of saudade. Or maybe it’s because I can’t get rid of a winter cold ( it actually became worse – got an ear infection – which led to losing not just hearing of outside world but sense of taste, too*).
So now I’m looking at familiar streets descending to Douro, re-live my days there, recall tiny events and small details and deep yearning, almost a wail, fills my chest.
* An afterthought: this circumstance, actually, more likely explains my blues: I love food and being unable to appreciate the taste feel inadequate and confused. That, and the fact that while consuming I now hear my own chewing VERY LOUDLY, unlike the sounds from the outside. On the other hand – this must be a good method to loose some weight…will see.