From Moment to Moment
“Nothing but the moment knows me.”
“Se recordo quem foi, outrem me vejo”, Fernando Pessoa
Suddenly, the lights went out. The two bodies were in the dark. Instantly, as if it were a reflex, they embraced. They remained like that for a while, in silence, although it did not take them long to tell each other of their adventures. They had not seen each other for a long time.
The first rays of light lit up a tear rolling down Catalina’s face, pale and shimmering as always.
“Is it from happiness?” asked Lorenzo.
“Of course…” responded Catalina. “I think this time we won’t have to wait as long for the next one.”
According to legend, Sun and Moon loved each other so much that Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love, was jealous of their love that, although earthly, seemed heavenly. After Sun refused the goddess’s seduction, she was so angry that she decided to separate them forever. Lorenzo would light up the day, and Catalina, the night.
Aphrodite thought that they would never see each other and would end up forgetting about each other. But their love was stronger than time, and Zeus rewarded them with the eclipse, where they meet, at least for a moment.
“A moment is the continuation of time, for it connects the past and the future.”