It's so funny how google can connect people who just live next to each other :-)...
so, one day I got a comment on my blog from someone who was interested to get to know more about our community style and principles...Then he asked me why did we name it Mount of Oaks and I explain it to him...Then he told me that he also has a house in the Mount of Oaks, and possibly the same :-) , isn't that funny?!!... well, so far our only contact was through my blog... so I asked him how did he find my blog, and he said he just saw the signs on the road and he was curious to know what was that all about... then he typed "mount of Oaks" on Google and he found Nuno Barreto
So, Aquiles Pinto
So finally I got to meet him...he came this saturday with his daughter Alexandra to see the land...but it was a bit rainny already so we didn't even went to look around...I just made some tee and we mainly spoke about many things... he said he heard about many people living like this, but never heard about christians...
he was pretty interested to know about that part as well...I found out that Aquiles is a natural lover of this area too and knows a lot of cool stuff and traditions of people here...you can check his blog by the way, if you read portuguese... he has a lot of interesting things there about this area and a lot of traditions... we were exactly speaking about the village parties and how it could be much more traditional than it is (as I wrote in a previous post)... So, I guess Aquiles can give me a lot of information for me to research...and maybe we can work togethert on something, who knows?!! he already sent me yesterday some music and other links about different traditions from this area, I still need to check it out... And maybe cool things can be birth through that... we'll see... It would be nice to revive some of the traditions and culture of this place ...
"Deus quer, o homem sonha, a obra nasce"(Fernando Pessoa)
("God wants, man dreams , the deed is born" (rough translation))
Alexandra might be back soon with her boyfriend..they are both musicians, she plays the flute and he plays the saxophone...actually I heard him around new year when I was passing by their house, but I didn't see anyone..
Another blessing was that Aquiles gave me a key for the electricity house they have in the end of their land, less than 5 minutes from ours... There I have 2 plugs where I can charge my computer and other stuff...Isn't that a blessing !!!
I'm so thankfull !!!