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

Street art

One eye sees, the other feels.

Paul Klee
Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

Pablo Picasso

I’m ready

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

I used to be afraid of everything
Avoiding my own deepest feeling
Everytime others moved too fast
I felt apart
I counted the words inside my head
And my face turned into bright red
Whenever someone stared at me
I just wanted to vanish and feel free
Life was easy though
Because the usual things flow
Naturally
Simply
Now I’m ready to unwrap my wings and fly
I’ll use my imagination to colour the sky
In green and blue
As long as there will be me and you.

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

Serendipity

Photo : Paul Laurent Bressin

It’s all so quiet
It’s all so still
Peace is everywhere you go
Because it lives inside you
Just be patient!
Take a closer glimpse
Can you hear the birds?
Can you see the beauty of the trees?
Mannkind works are eternal
So they say…
Don’t pay attention to others
Don’t rush yourself
Take a deep breath
And enjoy the moment
You’ll be surprised
By all the amazing things
You might come across
By chance!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Head in the clouds, feet on the ground

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

I’m always thinking of new things
My head is full of dreams
Sometimes I don’t feel my body at all
But I rescue myself wherewithal
I need no wings to fly
Or sad feelings to cry
My soul is alone
But it knows the way back home
My feet are strong
But they are allowed to be wrong
Life is more than black or white
Humans are not always right
And that’s the whole miracle
Of this invisible struggle.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Far far away

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

We are linked
And our souls will never die
We are bonded forever
You may move to another town
Take a plane to a distant land
That won’t change anything
Any mountain is too high
To annihilate our feelings
There are no waters deep enough
To smother our love
We don’t need bridges to be connected
I may read your mind
And you can guess my silence
We are one spirit in two bodies.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Hope comes in yellow

Patience is wide and white
Unique and bright
Freedom is deep blue
I’ll spread my wings and fly with you
Passion is red blood
And so is anger when you’re stuck in the mud
Envy can be black or grey
Dreams are like a rainbow in the sky
Faith is violet
Start again, reset
Hope is dressed up in yellow
But it tasts like a marshmallow
Sweet and naïf
Believing in a better future keeps me safe.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Life in black and white

Yin
Black
Love
Compassion
Night
War
Humanity
Effort
Trust
Moon
Loyalty
Order
Hope
Beginning
Life

Yang
White
Hate
Selfishness
Day
Peace
Nature
Laziness
Suspicion
Sun
Corruption
Chaos
Despair
End
Death

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz et KaDDD

Time

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

The first step is the hardest to take
After that, it’s a piece of cake
Don’t move too fast
Take a deep breath
If you rush
You’ll fall apart
Good things take time
There’s a time to hear
A time to speak
A time to wait
A time to heal
A time to greet
And a time to say goodbye.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz