Step in the Arena


Reva – What did that question spark on you?

Luke – I know… What is like to be on this side… and… from where I’m at… That idea seems like bullshit.

Reva – You innocent?

Luke – Doesn’t matter…

Reva – You are!…

Luke – I’m guilty of a lot of things people will never know about. I guess it’s karma’s way of reminding me… that she can be a bitch. 


(Reva – He’s in prison… but he’s not a prisoner.)

Reva – So why do you come here?

Luke – Because you provide hope.


Luke – (…) Sometimes… survival costs.”

Luke Cage (Netflix, 2016), Season 1, Episode 04


Friday, October 9th, around 11pm

– “(…) but it won’t bring back Elena, or Ben, or erase what we’ve been through, or… what we’ve had to do to get here.

– Yeah… A lot of decisions I’d give anything to go back and change.

… but I can’t. None of us can. It’s like I told Foggy, all we can do is move forward… together.”

“together”. Or not. 

Let’s keep it all somewhere inside and remember it from time to time, even though for most of it we’ll try to forget — not because we actually regret it or want it to be gone (hell, no), but for our own sanity’s sake (and when I say “us”, “we” and “our”, naturally, I’m probably speaking for myself).

Just so we can move on as well as we can.

(…) Aos alunos, colegas e amigos fora do ambiente da universidade (inclusive – e, em muitos momentos, principalmente – os relacionados ao trabalho), pela compreensão, ombros, risadas, tempo e trocas diárias de experiências. Em particular a amiga do colégio, de nome “exótico” e personalidade admirável e forte, e ao amigo que surgiu aos 47 do segundo tempo, que, dentre muitas coisas, me mostrou uma nova maneira de entender o que é “ser reativa”.

Aos colegas e (mais ainda aos) amigos feitos durante os anos na universidade, pelas mãos estendidas nos momentos em que precisei, e por me ajudarem a construir e consolidar não somente conhecimento, mas também memórias importantes; obrigada por terem entrado na minha vida, e por terem me permitido entrar nas suas. (…) 

E, por fim, àqueles que considero como “minha família”, por, apesar das dificuldades e “dos pesares”, compreenderem, aceitarem e apoiarem minhas escolhas, e vibrarem, tanto quanto eu, com minhas vitórias – especialmente a “mulher da minha vida”, (…).

Extinction is the rule;

survival is the exception. (Carl Sagan)

It hasn’t been easy, but I’m getting there: it’s time to say goodbye, once and for all.

Daredevil (Netflix, 2015), Season 1, Episode 13

The path of the righteous


Father – Confession? Latte?

Matt – Not today, Father.

Father – Probably for the best, already had four cups.
But you know there’s still a bit of caffeine in there they just can’t get out.
Some things are just too ingrained, I guess.

Matt – (…) A friend of mine says that if I don’t change the way I do things, the way I live my life, I will end up bloody and alone.

Father – You believe that?

Matt – I’m not afraid of dying.

Father – Lot of people aren’t, comes right down to it. It’s living that scares the holy crap out of ‘em.

Matt – You know what I do? Who I am?

Father – Sacrament of Penance, like I told you. Don’t have to worry about…

Matt –  It’s not what I’m asking.

Father – Yes, Matthew, I’m not an idiot. I have a pretty good idea who you are and what you do. How you do it… That’s something else entirely…

Matt – Accident when I was a kid. Used to think it was God’s will.

Father – “used to”?

Matt – Yeah, he made, each and every one of us, with a purpose, didn’t he? A reason for being.

Father – I believe so, yes.

Matt – Then why did he put the Devil in me? Why do I feel it in my heart and my soul, clawing to be let out, if that’s not all part of God’s plan?

Father – Maybe you’re being called to summon the better angels of your nature. Maybe that’s the struggle you’re feeling deep within you.

Matt – And how do you know the angels and the Devil inside me aren’t the same thing?

Father – I don’t, but nothing drives people to the church faster than the thought of the Devil snapping at their heels.

Maybe that was God’s plan all along.
Why he created him, allowed him to fall from grace, to become a symbol to be feared, warning to us all to tread the path of the righteous.


Daredevil (Netflix, 2015), Season 1, Episode 11


In the blood

“Wesley – You were right to reach out to us, although a call would have been more appropriate.

Anatoly – Look, I… I wanted to speak with him in person.
Try to put the past behind us.
(Brakes screech lightly) Why are we stopping?

Wesley – They say the past is etched in stone, but it isn’t.
It’s smoke trapped in a closed room, swirling, changing.
Buffeted by the passing of years and wishful thinking.
But even though our perception of it changes, one thing remains constant: the past can never be completely erased.
It lingers.
Like the scent of burning wood.

Daredevil (Netflix, 2015), Season 1, Episode 4