Winter 2023 - The Stones that Anchor Us


On your first visit to Portugal at nine months of age, I carry you in my arms past the heavy wooden door, stooping a little so we do not hammer our heads, along with my tall ideas, on the low lintel. The door creaks, slightly scrapes the orange-yellow tile, announcing its daily labours, revealing a single wing that opens and closes time across generations …


Born in Angola and raised in Portugal, Paulo Da Costa is a writer, editor, and translator living in Canada. Trust the Bluer Skies, a book of creative essays exploring fatherhood, masculine identity, and multicultural parenting, is forthcoming in 2024.

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