A year and a half into my Brazilian adventure and I’m still obviously, overwhelmingly, desperately all-American. My original objectives had been discarded as I was consistently distracted by daily existence. So this year, I’m setting some goals, putting forth a challenge. Every day for the next 366 days (leap year) I’m going to do something Brazilian!
So in addition to the normal nonsense, I’ll be recording my daily process in becoming just a little bit Brazilian.
Today, day 1, I celebrated the new year by throwing flowers into the ocean as an offering to Iemanjá, the mother of all the gods in the nearly native Umbanda religion of Brazil.
As a bonus, I ate churrasco. Not just your standard, everyday churrasco. But the “throw the cow right on the grill” type of churrasco from the south of Brazil.
Feliz ano novo!