JOANA NÚNCIO

LISBON, PORTUGAL

I travel in search of adventure and challenges. I write because I have stories that sing loud in my life, and because I strive to immortalize thoughts through words engraved in paper. I would like to have all the answers, but because I don’t, I look for them buried deep in books and in conversations with friends. Music is part of my life, and is able to describe exactly what is going on with me. I defend truth with all my strength. I have a dark side, and feel attracted to the abysm. I am impulsive and have an easy laughter. I look people in the eye. I like to see deep into people and things. I am demanding, knowing that perfection is unattainable and that beauty is in imperfection.

FRAGILITY

WHAT EMOTION DO YOU BELIEVE IS UNDERRATED?  I believe that we, out of pride, and simply because we are human, tend to underrate sad emotions, specifically the ones that show fragility. We all do it a bit. I don’t like to reveal any kind of vulnerability, and I even try to send out an unreal…

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THE SILENCE THAT FILLS MY DAYS

I was in the metro, (lost) in the silence of my thoughts, crossing that city so big that it makes me feel small and alone. In the silence, a lot about ourselves can be uncovered. We give space to dive deeper and let afloat of the calm waters what, out of shame, had been buried…

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CAN A LOOK CHANGE THE WORLD?

As I entered barefoot in that room of tiled floor, I felt the world fall at my feet when I confronted that look. His great brown eyes could melt the coldest of hearts. His olive-toned skin spread the same Indian heat that was impregnated in our clothes and in the air. From time to time,…

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