The sounds of Alfama aren't cars, they're CLAPS.
See, every night, Alfama's restaurants and bars feature fadistas; singers who sing fado music live. They sing outside in the courtyards, to the diners AND the passers by, and their voices carry through the windows and the back alleys and behind the churches and the tiled lines walls of beautiful Alfama... Their voices carry through to me in my little airbnb overlooking a basilica. And with the voices, the sounds of claps echo loudly from a distance. What beautiful sounds to fall asleep with: Sounds of appreciation! Sounds of human connection! Sounds of joy! Sounds of Art meeting an audience.
Have YOU ever really listened to the sound of a clap?
It deserve some.... clapping. ;)
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman