Saturday, January 22, 2011
As many of you know, I live at my mom's, with my little witch, and with my big brother Evaldo. We sometimes have differences, specially concerning my spiritual path, which he simply can't agree, but this was already talked and solved.
He's an awesome brother, who will stop everything he's doing to help. He was the one who took care of my father along with mom when he was ill, before dying of cancer. He was the one who was with my big sister when she died at hospital. He's this kind of guy, always there for you, no matter what. He will foget differences, small silly things that happen between siblings, and his hand is the one you can always hold when in need.
And the sweetest thing is that he loves Lucas like the son he never had. He's always playing with him, teaching him about photography techniques, telling funny jokes and making my little witch laugh everyday. After shower, Lucas always knocks at his door wearing his bathrobe, just to listen to him saying out loud, "Pope!! Forgive my sins!", kissing his hand, making him laugh so hard he almost cry - a family joke that may sound weird for some, but it's totally funny for us.
So last Monday night, when we were already sleeping, Evaldo silently created and printed a treasure map written, "Map for Baron Von Shülts' coins" and below, "House 58 at Mosela Street", with a "X" where the tresure was. He burned the map's rims to make it look old, folded and hid it into a slot into the main doorjam, and buried outside a paper bag full of old coins (although without value, some are from the 19th century, from severa countries and really beautiful) that he found among my late father's belongings,
On Tuesday morning, he asked Lucas to help him vacumming the house, starting at... the main door! You can imagine the rest... I took several photos of his discovery, and they can't express all his surprise and delight at finding something so absolutely cool and special! We made our part, pretending not knowing anything about it, and Evaldo helped him to take the eleven steps required to find the right spot to dig his treasure out. It was so so fun and so sweet to watch how genuinely happy Lucas was, how lucky he though he was!
One special touch was that some French and Italian coins display pagan gods and goddesses, and he identified them by himself: Hermes, Athena with Nike, Poseidon... He really learned well about deities! ;)
He is very proud of owning a "tresure of his own", with his old coins now safely kept into a wooden box, that, according to him, will be sent to a museum when he gets old.
Things like this simply make me feel good. I know that when my little witch grows up, he'll remember this day with love and joy. My brother is a pigheaded sometimes, but he knows how to be lovely too...
Postado por Nydia às 8:25 PM
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