Twilight

Humans are weird
They waste time on trifles
And they forget that life is made of simple things
Sometimes, the hardest to learn is the least complicated.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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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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Loving mother

20/06/1954

Lately, life has not been kind to her
And yet, she never complains
She struggles in silence
And has always a warm and kind smile
Her body has shrunk
Although her mind is brighter than ever
They both dance on a different rhythm
Sometimes she wishes to let go
Who am I to blame her?
Darkness hours, sleepless nights
She keeps going for the ones who love her
No matter what
She still paints the sky in blue.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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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

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Before sunset

Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.

Bernard Williams
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There is nothing more musical than a sunset.

Claude Debussy

The water was glassy and calm, still candy-colored in the afterglow of sunset.

Stephen King
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Life does not come with instructions on how to live, but it does come with trees, sunsets, smiles and laughter, so enjoy your day.

Debbie Shapiro

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.

Jo Walton
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Sunset is so marvelous that even the sun itself watches it every day in the reflections of the infinite oceans!

Mehmet Murat Ildan

Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully.

Kristen Butler

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

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Anywhere I go

Photo : KaDDD

Anywhere I go
There’s a blue sky
And a soft place to land
Anywhere I go
I hear birds singing
And I see colourful flowers
Anywhere I go
Silence is golden
And words are whispered
Anywhere I go
My heart is light
And my body floats
Anywhere I go
There’s love
And hope
Anywhere I go
It’s a new day
Always the beginning
Never the end.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz


Secret place

Reprise

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Take me there
Whenever I’m sad
Leave me alone
If my pain is too heavy
And then, in my bank
I’ll just listen to the wind
That blows my hair
The sea has the power
To heal my wounds
The fresh grass
Gives me ground
Don’t worry if I’m lost
One day, I will be found.

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

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All we need is love

Reprise

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Accept the difference
Embrace the unknown
Step out from your comfort zone
Be the inspiration
Forgive yourself
Give without anything in return
Don’t lose hope
Keep the faith
Avoid great expectations
Enjoy simple things
Believe in miracles
Follow your dreams
And above all
Love unconditionally.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz