Pesquisa e Arquivos 
"OH WATERS, TEEM WITH MEDICINE TO KEEP MY BODY SAFE FROM HARM, SO THAT I MAY LONG SEE THE SUN."
- Rig Veda
You will not need the pieces of paperthat used to defineyou: the deeds, the degrees, the diplomas.Leave them behind.
Leave, too, your dollars and coins.Now your currency will be clementinesand tangerines. The ferrymenprefer fruit.
You spent decades struggling against your shape,but now you will be grateful for the extra calories storedin your hips, the strengthin your stocky thighs.
Dig into your long-neglectedbackpacking equipment for your waterproofmatches and purification tablets.Hope for the best.
Sew seeds into your hemlines.Seeds will be the new gemstones.Take all your needles and strong thread.Cut your hair haphazardly.
Fill your small shampoo bottle with champagne.You’ll need it for disinfectant.Pour yourself a glass of wine; admirethe crystal in the candlelight.
Sink into sleep,one last night of softnessbefore you strap your sturdyboots to your feet to set forth.