(Originally written in Portuguese; freely translated by us)

 

 

There are two awful things

On the end of poor mortals:

The lie of the legends,

And the opulence of funerals.

 

Fidélis Alves

 

 

(from the book “Trovadores do Além” – poets from beyond. Automatic writing by Chico Xavier and Waldo Vieira. Message published on the “Reformador” magazine, June 1992)