…….. Night Train to Lisbon…….
Sometimes you hear, feel, see, read or whatever it and you know that it has something. It’s like your inner voice connected with that something gives you a sign. That feeling I had when I received an email from a German speaking client from one of my walking tours who suggested me to take a look at the movie ‘Night Train to Lisbon’. He was a fan of Pascal Mercier who wrote the novel, which the film is based on, he told me and he thought that this movie could make an interesting walking tour. I thanked him for the suggestion and started to think about this movie and before I knew I was in a new adventure, a movie, a book, following traces of ‘Night Train to Lisbon.’
Mariana: They look melancholic, but hopeful; tired, but persistent... contradictory.
“Why do we feel sorry for people who can't travel? Because, unable to expand externally, they are not able to expand internally either, they can't multiply and so they are deprived of the possibility of undertaking expansive excursions in themselves and discovering who and what else they could have become.”
"Given that we live only a small part of what there is in us - what happens with the rest?"
What is it that we call loneliness. It can't simply be the absence of others, you can be alone and not lonely, and you can be among people and yet be lonely. So what is it? ... it isn't only that others are there, that they fill up the space next to us. But even when they celebrate us or give advice in a friendly conversation, clever, sensitive advice: even then we can be lonely. So loneliness is not something simply connected with the presence of others or with what they do. Then what? What on earth?”
But what can that mean: worthwhile? Finally to start realizing long-cherished wishes. To attack the error that there will always be time for it later....Take the long-dreamed-of trip, learn this language, read those books, buy yourself this jewelry, spend a night in that famous hotel. Don't miss out on yourself.
Bigger things are also part of that: to give up the loathed profession, break out of a hated milieu. Do what contributes to making you more genuine, moves you closer to yourself.”
If by chance it is not night.”
By; Dick Metzeka; Lisbon Light Walking Tours;
'the art of Life; How to construct reality out of illusions.'
The 'Lisbon Light Private Walking Tours', show the city and life with glasses filtered through humor. A cheerful tour that turns a holiday trip or travel, light. This tour Lisbon shows among other things by following some tracks from the film and novel "Night Train to Lisbon', respectively director Bille August and author Pascal Mercier, excel, how beautiful, aesthetic, philosophical and poetic they are realized, not exactly by humor. It fits very well in Lisbon, it's like a relative of her music, 'Fado'.
Monty Python seems far away. But don’t worry, humor will be around, otherwise it wouldn’t be a Lisbon Light Walking Tour!
Be happy! :)