Summer II

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.

Jenny Han

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Shadows

There is no light without shadow, just as there is no happiness without pain.

Isabel Allende

A hope beyond the shadow of a dream.

John Keats

The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.

Gregory Maguire

The picture of a shadow is a positive thing.

John Locke

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








Oh happy days!

Reprise

A walk through the clouds
Flying high like a bee
A stroll in the forest
Having fun like a fox
A bath under the sun
Like a happy lizard
A picnic with the family
Like we used to do
Fresh grass under my feet
Fragrant flowers on my hair
And a smile on my face
Oh happy days!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Fun fair

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

George Bernard Shaw

Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.

Nina Dobrev

Have fun, even if it’s not the same kind of fun everyone else is having.

C. S. Lewis

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Strawberries field

We cry in silence
We lost our guidance
We need sweetness
And a hint of happiness
The world has gone crazy
And human beings are too lazy
To keep fighting for their rights
Violence exploses like dynamite
We should pray instead
For those who are already dead
We need to have faith and hope
And trust the Almighty above
Everything happens for a reason
And bad things won’t last the whole season
So, let’s stay together
Today, tomorrow, forever!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Look closer!

Sometimes we are too occupied
To pay attention to details
Or maybe we are just distracted
Who knows?
The beach is empty
The sea is calm
Peaceful moment
The pool is overflowing
Where? I don’t see it.
Look closer!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

How…?

Reprise

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

How long must we wait
To be, once for all, safe?
How far shall we go
To let our dreams flow?
How many words do I have to say
To show you I love you every day?
How much loneliness do I have to bare
To prove you that I really care?
How old will I be
When you decide to stay with me?
How fast can we run
Just to enjoy life and have fun?
How well do you know me
To trust our love and feel free?
How often will you deny
To spread your wings and fly?
Don’t push yourself too hard
Be gentle with your own heart
Take your time
Being in love is not a crime
Before waving goodbye
Give it a try!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Hide and seek

Reprise

Photo : Paul Laurent Bressin

I wonder what you see when others don’t even look
I wonder what you hear whenever there is only silence
I wonder what you taste that seems so good
I wonder what you touch that turns into magic
I wonder what you hide that’s so hard to find
I see beauty everywhere
A picture in a frame
A painting on the wall
A branch cracking on the ground
The snow falling softly from the sky
Is that all?
Tell me more about what you have found
A child smiling
A flower blowing with the wind
A wave crashing against the rock
An old lady waving
Every day is a blessing
Close your eyes
And listen to your heart
Then, you will see.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Waiting for better days

I’m dreaming of clear deep blue waters
I’m wishing to take a ride on that boat of yours
I’m willing to walk bare feet on the golden sand
I’m looking forward to getting my skin tanned
I’m hoping that sunny days will come soon
And we will stroll together under the moon.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Paul Laurent Bressin