I'm enjoying how verdant Portugal is this year. Last year it seemed to go straight from winter to yellow, arid summer, but this time around we are being swamped by lush green bushes and brightly coloured flowers. It's a bit like that film with Natalie Portman.
yesterday was really eerie. it was so sweaty, and a soft wind blew cotton around. in the night, the sky turned yellow, poured out a soft rain until it went torrential. i was alone in this big park and hid under a tent.
the police sealed off my neighbours door about two months ago. he lives in the flat opposite mine. when i open my door i stare right at his door. i greet him almost every day. the seal said any person breaking the seal would be in violation. i kinda assumed that they had arrested him because i always sensed he was a petty criminal, maybe selling weed or something. he constantly had visitors coming in or out.
i noted that after a while the first seal had been broken and the door had visible damage and after a while the police sealed it again. still i thought the guy was in prison.
then yesterday i went to the corner shop to get some beers and i always have a chat with the owner and i asked him if he knew what happened, turned out yeh he was a small time dealer but he had allegedly "scored" a big load of drugs worth 40.000 euro, or at least that rumour was going around and people broke into his flat and stabbed him to death trying to steal it from him.
they EVEN came back a second time, after police had sealed off the flat, to look for the drugs/money.
the guy from the corner shop said he had seen the flat and took a video of how it looked like but deleted it afterwards because it made him nauseous and sick how much blood there was. thick, black blood he said.
what i don't understand is police didn't even drop me a note, or rang my doorbell? i literally live 2 meter away from the guys entrance. if someone could've heard or seen something it would've been me. i actually asked this question to the corner shop owner as well and he said well police probably happy he's dead and don't care so much about who did it.
yeh i slept a bit weird cos of it last night because i come and go into my flat so often, the chance of me just happening to be there opening or closing my door the moment they arrived or the moment they left was really big. then i thought. well weird too for the new tenants that are moving in they will have no idea.