Lisbon has a proud past that transcends time passage. Everywhere you look, there are symbols of Portuguese life long ago. Walking the narrow alleys in Alfama, symbols of medievalism overshadow surrounding urban decay. A proud warrior directs me to have courage about the future. Flowers are hung to provide inspiration for love. The intricacies of sculpture suggest perfection of craft. The timeless presence of such icons is something to be remembered as a meditative mantra in the present moment.