Tóssan was the total comedian, the poet of the absurd, the prodigious memory-maker, the incredible conviviality that reigned at dinners and parties, uninterruptedly unraveling fantastic stories that were often only episodes of his real life, the eternal passionate for childhood, that offered children, that he did not have, games and cut-out papers.
Tóssan was the explosive volcano that infected everything he touched. It was like this at the Lethes Theater in Faro, at TEUC in Coimbra, at the Brazilian Embassy, at the Diário de Lisboa and at the Terra Livre publishing house. He wrote to himself, in hundreds of scrawled papers with ideas, sketches, and complete poems, of irresistible nonsense and humor, to give meaning to the life that Tósan believed absurd. The celebrated Ode to Soccer, written in 1945, only appeared in 1969, declaimed in Zip Zip and printed in the newspaper A Bola. Raul Solnado and Mario Viegas appreciated him and predicted glories that Tóssan never wanted to fulfill. In the memory of his contemporaries, averse to recording dates and papers, Tóssan was forever absurdly comical and genially human. Exuberant animalist, his cats, frogs, monkeys, giraffes, and elephants, composed a decorative bestiary, which he called Zoological Logic, and generously spread throughout the newspaper Bisnau and the homes of family and friends.