Wednesday, October 1, 2008

ABC Wednesday - K

We're back to the ABC fun hosted by our friend Denise. You can see more cool posts here and here.

This week we reached the letter K. And is for Kindness in human shape.

Explainng: today is the birthday of a Kind heart. My brother Evaldo is 45 today. This is the man who's always around when I need him since my childhood. More than my brother, he's a wonderful friend, with the brightest soul ever, always ready to help his siblings and friends. He's quiet, but got a sharp tongue - family's heritage - when he decides to talk, and then he's hilarious. As a bonus, he's an excellent photographer, that's what he does for a living.

When my father got too weak due to his prostate cancer, he (who still lives with my mother, to keep an eye on her, as he says...) would watch tv with him in the evenings, and repeat every line that my dad wasn't able to hear, and it used to be funny listening to him repeating mellowing lines that an actress was saying in a scene. He was at home with mom when dad passed away. It was him who was with our sister Dedê in the middle of the night, at hospital, when she passed away as well.

He was the first one to arrive - after Rodrigo, bien sûr - at the hospital when Lucas was born, and since then, took endless photos of our little family.

He loves Formula-1, vintage Rio de Janeiro, black and white photos, and chocolate. And he tries to love my cat.

So today I send a Kiss to my Kind-hearted brother, whom I love so much.

18 comentários:

Dragonstar said...

Nydia, this is a lovely tribute to your brother. He has really kind face, and he sounds like a wonderful person. You have a treasure.

Anonymous said...

Touching post, Nydia -and K is for Kin also.

Dragonstar said...

PS - Happy birthday to Evaldo!

Jay said...

That was very sweet. A touching tribute to a kind man.

Tori said...

It's sweet of you to write how kind your brother is. It's good to have a bond with your family. I don't know where I would be without mine. =)

Happy birthday to your brother!

photowannabe said...

Happy Birthday to your brother and this is such a nice tribute to him. He really seems to have a kind heart.

Rinkly Rimes said...

It's great to think that we can pay tribute to people in cyberspace! It's a sort of immortality.

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy birthday to him. He really has a very kind heart.

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Tom said...

Hi there Nydia... your brother sounds a true diamond.. and your tribute is a joy to read... a very heart warming 'K' post.

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Suzie Ridler said...

What a sweet and lovely post Nydia and you can see the kindness and the wisdom in your brother's eyes. Siblings are so important.

mrsnesbitt said...

A lovely tribute to a lovely brother!

Thanks so much!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

What a wonderful relationship you have with your brother!

How wonderful!

Bear Naked said...

Happy Birthday Evaldo from Bear in Canada.
How lucky for you to get a Kiss from Nydia on this happy day.
And Nydia you are so Kind to make this tribute for your brother here on ABC Wednesday.

Bear((( )))

Reader Wil said...

You've dedicated a beautiful tribute to your brother, who must be a very caring person. Great post, Nydia!

Aisha said...

That's nice! Happy birthday to your brother!

Miss_Yves said...

A kind portrait of a kind brother who deserves kisses !
Happy birthday to him!
You know, Nydia, you are the
king-(lol)the queen of familial posts !
Have a nice week !
miss Yves

gma said...

Your brother is a blessing !

gma said...

Your brother is a blessing !