São Paulo: Avenida Paulista Sunday Street Festival

I counted my years and discovered that I have
less time to live going forward than I have lived until now.

I have more past than future.
I feel like the boy who received a bowl of candies.
The first ones, he ate ungracious,
but when he realized there were only a few left,
he began to taste them deeply.

Mário de Andrade, “The Valuable Time of Maturity

On the third day of my trip, I decided to test out my new Fujifilm XF100F camera and photograph the Sunday street festival on Paulista Avenue near my Airbnb. It was challenging for me to capture the kinetic energy of the event and learn how to handle my new camera at the same time. Additionally, every time I zeroed in on a subject with my camera someone seemed to walk into the frame. Still, it was good practice to push my street photography skills.

The epigraph is from a Sao Paulo poet Mário de Andrade. His name came up when I performed a Google search, and the first poem of his that I read seemed very apt for my current midlife disposition. To read the rest of the poem, please click on the following link.

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