Iago Freitas

Pleasures and "displeasures" are moments!
Sex results in orgasm, drugs in drunkenness.
Just wait their turn, they too shall pass.
"Life is made of moments," someone much older than me once said. This phrase leads me to stop and think, "does it make sense 'to moment' once again?" I don't know. When?!
Drunk, even if for the moment, I am falsely enlightened, unburdened. I have only the desire to throw myself in, to dive, vanish in vast time but never return to something that doesn't make me want "to moment" again.  

My name is Iago Freitas. I am 19 years old. I plan to major in music and later to do graduate work in music therapy. I have been working as a percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, and popular Brazilian percussion teacher in social projects and schools in the city of Niterói and Rio de Janeiro, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, since I was 16 years old. Art, culture, and literature installed a strong presence in my life when I was very young, influenced by practitioners of capoeira, samba, and journalism in my family. This is why music and writing are a form of refuge and a way to express myself. I am a person of enormous and extreme intensity. Absolutely everything for me has to be "eight or eighty". I am not a middle ground type. I like to live my experiences energetically and in vivid color. Besides music and writing, my other interests are photography and astronomy. Image created by author.
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