That is a Poem by Mario de Andrade (San Paolo 1893-1945) poet, writer, essayist and musicologist.
One of the founders of Brazilian modernism. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A1rio_de_Andrade
I’ve received it occasionally by What’App messenger and profoundly touched. 💖
* My soul is in a hurry. *
I counted my years and found that I have less time to live than I have ever lived.
I feel like this kid who won a box of candies: he eats the first ones with pleasure, but when he realizes that there are only a few left, he really begins to enjoy them.
I don’t have time for endless conferences to discuss statutes, rules, procedures and internal regulations, knowing that nothing will be achieved.
I no longer have time to endure absurd people who, regardless of their age, have not grown.
I no longer have time to struggle with mediocrity.
I don’t want to be in meetings where inflated egos are marching.
I don’t tolerate manipulators and opportunists.
I am bothered by the envious people who try to discredit the more able to seize their positions, talents and achievements.
My time is too short to discuss headings. I want the essentials because my soul is in a hurry, without lots of sweets in the package.
I want to live with people who are very human.
People who can laugh at their mistakes, who don’t imagine their success.
Who do not feel called ahead of time and who do not flee from their responsibility.
Who defend human dignity and who only want to go alongside truth and righteousness.
It is what makes life worth living.
I want to surround myself with people who know how to touch the hearts of others.
People who learned through the hard blows of life to grow through gentle touches of the soul.
Yes, I’m in a hurry, I’m in a hurry to live with the intensity that only maturity can give.
I try not to waste any of the candy I have left.
I am sure that they will be more delicious than the ones I have already eaten.
My goal is to reach the end contentedly, in peace with myself, my loved ones and my conscience.
We have two lives and the second begins when you realize that you only have one.