Sometimes doing talks really pushes your thinking. This was one of those times. And what a delightful place in which to have one's thinking pushed. In Guimaraes, for instance, there were quartz, rose quartz and amethyst cobblestones. Medieval buildings. Strong geomancy. Unbelievably good food, mountains of composite rock, witchcraft. Iron dark wine, earthy, heavy, rich, supportive. In Lisbon, incredible conversations at dinner with very kind people, extraordinary depth of philosophical questions, trip hop in the subway, pastelarias.
So thank you Margarida Mendes. Thank you Ligia Afonso. Thank you Joao, Andreas, Gabriela, Amanda, Dominic, and the whole gang. “I'll be back” (Terminator voice).