name is José Luis, but in my homeland Brazil, like any other Portuguese
speaking country, Zé is short for José. So, I go by Zé
I am an artist
who appreciates good food, good living, good health and good music. By
the way, I am a composer, saxophone and flute player born in Rio de Janeiro,
When I was
born, my great-grandfather was a very important and famous writer in my
homeland, Mr. Alvaro Moreyra. He welcome me to the world by writing the
a few days have gone by since you came to this world and you are a happy
man. Everyone that knows you wishes you well. You arrived just before
Christmas, and the New Year will surge absolutely new to you. I am the
eldest of your tribe.
on they will tell you my name in the scale of your ancestors: the
great-grandfather. I am your great-grandfather, Josˇ Luis.
of now I wish you, as intensively as I will for the years of 2,000 and
so forth of the Grace of Our Lord. More, much more I have saved to offer
words, with reality, I wish that the earth of the life you are going
to live on to be always beautiful, good, serene, and friendly. I wish
that you never need to forgive. That you never need to forget. That
you can smile to everything thankfully and pleasantly, and I also wish
that you can look to the landscapes, to the things, to the creatures,
with eyes without fatigue or sadness.
wish that the fortunate man of today goes on like that till the end,
seeing around him, love, sweetness, and enchantment.. I wish that the
boy grows in to a man , but I also wish that your soul stays exactly
as in the instant of awakening at the age of surprise, not known, of
sky, then, will have other stars. Perhaps you will also be one, among
the so many stars that will shine and glow up there. Here I come, to
bring you with the heart that I have used so much and did not wear out,
my hope and my tenderness. Have a good journey, Josˇ Luis!
Anna Segneri Oliveira (mother), Rosa Moreyra Segneri (grandmother) with
Zé Luis on her lap, Alvaro Moreyra (great-grandfather)
Zé Luis is the first standing on the left holding the Brazilian
Zé luis at the Sugar-Loaf mountain in Rio.