Life is a garden

Reprise

Life is a colourful garden
Dressed up in yellow, orange, white, rose and violet
Life is a beautiful garden
Where different fragrances wave the ones who pass by
Life is a magic garden
Showered with love and protected by the sun
Life is an unique garden
Where all sorts of flowers dance in the wind
Life is a secret garden
Are you willing to unveal it?

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Feeling alive!

Reprise

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

Flowers by the sea

The sun is lying on the ground
Exhausted
The sky decided to take a ride
Alone
The sea turned into orange
Capricous
The birds are running
Fast and furious
The lions show their brand new wings
Proud
Only the flowers are still the same
Are you sure?
Take a closer look!
They have a new wardrobe.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Paul Laurent Bressin

Violet dreams

Reprise

Violet dreams
Floating in a child’s head
Vanished away
By the afternoon wind
Hope has left us
Empty remain our hearts
Love is no longer au rendez-vous
We fall apart
Set me free
Make a memory out of it
Things will get better
One day
I still believe
In my childhood violet dreams.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Pink versus purple

Reprise

Pink flowers
Purple rain
Pink powers
Purple strain
Pink walls
Purple doors
Pink recalls
Purple roars
Pink panther
Purple effort
Pink manner
Purple record
Pink balance
Purple tears
Pink dance
Purple fears
Pink strive
Purple friend
Pink paradise
Purple end.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Home

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

Confucius

The home should be the treasure chest of living.

Le Corbusier

The longest road out is the shortest road home.

Irish Proverb

My home…It is my retreat and resting place from wars, I try to keep this corner as a haven against the tempest outside, as I do another corner in my soul.

Michel de Montaigne

Home is what you take with you, not what you leave behind.

N.K. Jemisin

One may make their house a palace of sham, or they can make it a home, a refuge.

Mark Twain

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Secret garden

Forever is composed of nows.

Emily Dickinson

Earth laughs in flowers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.

George Bernard Shaw

God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. 

Francis Bacon

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Parabéns mãe!

Dear mum,

These flowers are for you
Wishing you will stay here too
You light up the saddest days
Without whining or complaints
You accept life as it comes
You believe in fairies and miracles
So do I!
I know you’re in good hands
Being alive is a blessing
Breathing is a victory
We’ve travelled around the world
My head flying between the clouds
Your feet firmly on the ground
Or was it the other way around?
We have shared long conversations
So many sleepless nights
Filled with loud laughters and silent tears
You’ve shown me that dreams have no limits
And (almost) everything is possible
You believed in me when others didn’t
You gave me the hand and pushed me further
I’m sure 67 is not the end
Your path will continue
God is patient; He will wait
We still need you among us
This year, you are not out of my sight
And always present in my heart
Distance will never tear us apart.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Love today!

Reprise

Purple, orange, green and blue
I am all the colours whenever with you
A wide field of beautiful daisies
Our days are overwhelming and crazy
A stunning poppy covered in red velvet
The landcsape is almost psychedelic
Forget yesterday and don’t worry about tomorrow
Life is more than pain and sorrow
Follow your dreams, they know the way
You may only be sure of today.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz








Flowers along the way

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

Henri Matisse

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz