Europe – 2012

The body strangely misses the night. It doesn’t realize that it’s already midnight because it’s still daylight. It is not used to go to a bar by day and leave by day at 3 in the morning. It never gets dark at night. There is always a light blue in the sky. If it’s a cloudy day you lose track of the time because the light is practically the same and constant throughout the day. You never see the stars, but the moon appears. Never up there. If you rotate 180º with your gaze you find the hot star and the planet without light, precisely at each end. It pays dearly if we want to take advantage of this light to draw, because the body, unfortunately I would say, needs to rest. The period of low light is between 1 and 2 in the morning. On weekdays and in small towns, at 11 p.m. there is no one on the streets anymore and at 7 a.m. the movement begins with the sun very high and hot. The body accumulates tiredness, all day long, with a torn smile.

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Hi! I’m Luís Simões

An adventure travel sketcher, professional illustrator, and digital nomad.

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