"It had never occurred to me that our lives, which have been so closely interwoven, could unravel with such speed. If I’d known, maybe I’d have kept tighter hold of them and not let unseen tides pull us apart." - Never Let Me Go (2010)
"…I want to make the best of what is left, hold tight. And hear my beating heart one last time. I can’t face this now everything has changed. I just wanna be by your side. Here’s hoping we collide…"
Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years, and has become locally known to sit in the same spot and write every day. In April 2011, he befriended a young woman named Shalla Monteiro. Impressed with his poetry she decided to help him with his dream of publishing a book, she created a Facebook page to characterize the writing of Raymond. Neither could have expected what happened next. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/ocondicionado