Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho – Homeless Man’s Dreams Come True
This will inspire you to never give up on your dream to publish your work: https://t.co/70rx9xbyKb #amwriting… by @lorettamilan
— William Scott (@TheCuredRebirth) September 5, 2016
This is a MUST Read for those working towards their dreams.
This #TravelTuesday I want to you journey with me to São Paulo, Brazil.
Born 1 August 1938, Raimundo worked as a gardener & bookseller. However, in the late 1970s, early 1980s, nearly at the end of the military dictatorship of Brazil, he became homeless.
Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho lived in anonymity for 35 long years, just one more faceless member of the thousands of people that make up Brazil’s homeless population. Every day, he gathered whatever paper he could and honed his skills as a poet and philosopher. He sat in the same spot every day, his “island” as he called it, and every day people walked by without giving him a second thought. To the world, he was just one more dirty old homeless man occupying the streets.
Raimundo’s wildest dreams was that maybe his words would be remembered one day, maybe they might be published, but he knew deep down that they would probably never be read by anyone at all. Then, one day, in the spring of 2011, something happened that changed his life forever.
The Conditioned or #Incondicional tells the amazing story & friendship of Shalla & Raimundo. It’s now available on Amazon for purchase (Portuguese Edition)
You can also read the First Chapter Here, English Translated.
We never know the ripple effect as we create points of association between ourselves and others. The world isn’t as separate as we imagine it to be.
So why not take the time to hear each other’s stories? And even champion each other’s dreams? Who knows–the doors we unlock for others may just swing wide open to usher us into our own destinies.
“They say that when the disciple is ready, he is the master.”
© Enricoh Alfonzo ~ Alfonzo Words
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