Why…

Reprise

Photo : KaDDD

Why does the sea water taste like salt?
Because that’s where the tears from the clouds land

Why is the sun so hot?
To keep us warm when we are sad

Why does it rain over our heads?
To wash the bad feelings away

Why is the grass green?
To make us happy when days are grey

Why do the stars shine?
To show us the path

Why is the moon so big and bright?
To take care of Mother Earth

Why do numbers never end?
So we count them again and again

Why do some people fight?
They can no longer see the difference between wrong and right

Why is love so important?
Because without it, we would already be dead.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz


Heroes

Reprise

Photo : KaDDD

You work at hospitals, schools
Supermarkets, kindergartens
You are brave and fearless
And you take care of others

You are a doctor, a nurse, a policeman
A therapist, an attendant, a bus driver
A teacher, a fireman, a physician

Your body is sore and your bones are weak
Missing the ones you love the most
Due to endless days and sleepless nights
You work almost seven days a week

Your effort is huge, whilst resting is so rare
We feel safe and we are blessed
For having you always there

Thank you!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Lockdown

Reprise

Photo : KaDDD

How do you feel today?
I feel tired, anxious, weird, afraid and lonely
Fair enough…You’re experiencing a new situation

But be reasonable
Concentrate on good things

You’re alive and healthy
You have a roof above your head
You may dance in the kitchen if you want to
You have food
You have water to drink and also to take a shower
You have lot’s of toilet paper!
You have internet connection, a smartphone, a PC and a television
You have books, maybe some of them you don’t even knew they were there
You have friends and family
You have time

So, how do you feel today?
Grateful!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

A garden by the sea

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.

Helen Keller

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Feeling alive!

A walk throught the clouds
The wind messing up with my hair
Feeling the breeze on my face
And the grass cracking below my feet
I can almost guess what the sea smells like
Surrounded by colourful flowers
From all sorts of fragrances (just my imagination!)
I wish I could put all these sensantions into words.

P.S. Due to an accident, I’ve lost the smell (and 90% of the vision of my right eye) when I was a baby.
Trying to imagine the smell of things is a constant challenge.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Heroes

Reprise

Photo : KaDDD

You work at hospitals, schools
Supermarkets, kindergartens
You are brave and fearless
And you take care of others

You are a doctor, a nurse, a policeman
A therapist, an attendant, a bus driver
A teacher, a fireman, a physician

Your body is sore and your bones are weak
Missing the ones you love the most
Due to endless days and sleepless nights
You work almost seven days a week

Your effort is huge, whilst resting is so rare
We feel safe and we are blessed
For having you always there

Thank you!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

The miracle of life

Photo : Paul Laurent Bressin

Don’t ask me the impossible
And I’ll always surprise you
Don’t be hard on yourself
You have the right to fail
Don’t judge others
Beacause you ignore what they went through
Don’t forget the child in you
Accept yourself as a whole
Don’t be wise all the time
And be ready for the unpredictable
Don’t hide your feelings
They make you unique and special
Don’t take life too seriously
And embrace the unexpected
Don’t let go of your dreams
They keep you alive
Expect nothing
Just enjoy every moment.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Why…

Photo : KaDDD

Why does the sea water taste like salt?
Because that’s where the tears from the clouds land.

Why is the sun so hot?
To keep us warm when we are sad.

Why does it rain over our heads?
To wash the bad feelings away.

Why is the grass green?
To make us happy when days are grey.

Why do the stars shine?
To show us the path.

Why is the moon so big and bright?
To take care of Mother Earth.

Why do numbers never end?
So we count them again and again.

Why do some people fight?
They can no longer see the difference between wrong and right.

Why is love so important?
Because without it, we would already be dead.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz


Lockdown

Photo : KaDDD

How do you feel today?
I feel tired, anxious, weird, afraid and lonely
Fair enough…You’re experiencing a new situation

But be reasonable
Concentrate on good things

You’re alive and healthy
You have a roof above your head
You may dance in the kitchen if you want to
You have food
You have water to drink and also to take a shower
You have lot’s of toilet paper!
You have internet connection, a smartphone, a PC and a television
You have books, maybe some of them you don’t even knew they were there
You have friends and family
You have time

So, how do you feel today?
Grateful!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz