I enjoyed this piece and will follow you.

Are you fluent in any language besides Portuguese?

The only Brazilian writer I have read is Claurice Lispector. I very much enjoyed her short story, “Love”. At the time I was also reading Chih-i’s systematic analysis of the Lotus Sutra. Lispector’s story to me seemed like a running psychological narrative of what Chih-i described as the mutual possession of the ten worlds (states of life).

I highly regret not keeping a list of all the books I have read during my 65 years as you are doing on your website. We share certain interests, including monetary systems and investing. Of your list, I have read items numbered 1,2,5,9,10,12,13,17,26,28,29,30,31,32,50,56,57,58,63,72,79,94,97,131,141,149,152,156,182,197,202,203,211,213,214,215,216,222,270,280,285,294,309,323 and various works by Shakespeare. I am sad to say I have never actually read any Dostoevsky novels, though I am sure I have read at least one of his short stories, though I can’t recall which right now.

When international air travel restrictions in place now by the Colombian government are lifted, I will be moving to Pasto, Colombian where I will spend my retirement years exploring the Andes. Maybe I will have the courage to visit Leticia, Colombia where I can say I had breakfast in Colombia, lunch in Peru, and dinner in Brazil. When asked how things went I will say, “Bien, Allillanpuni, y bem!”

SGI Buddhist, Loves Irish and Latin American Literature, History buff, knows a great deal about Medicare

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