Details

Reprise

A child laughing
The petal detaching from the flower
An old lady smiling
The sun shining
A leaf dancing in the wind
The seasons passing by
An old man grumbling
The foaming wave rolling
A bird singing
The clouds clearing the sky
A fruit falling from the tree
The world spinning around
What is life after all
If not a sum of details?

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Utopia

Photo : Paul Laurent Bressin

I wish I had wings to fly to a better place
I wish we could erase all the sadness of the world
I wish I could open all the locked doors
I wish hope and peace were our best friends
I wish we knew how to end floods and fires
I wish I could give a voice to those who cannot speak
I wish we could heal the Earth
I wish I could shut down all the stupids
I wish cancer didn’t exist (or it was just an ugly word!)
I wish the earthquakes were only real in action movies
I wish Haiti would be a happy country again
I wish we could reset the world.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Keep the faith

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

For the past twenty years I missed births, engagements, weddings, birthdays…
That’s part of the package of living away from our own country.
I don’t regret my choices.
Wandering around the world has given me so much!
And I love all the countries where I’ve lived so far.
Little did I know that the worst was yet to come.
2020 was a dreadful year for many different reasons.
Unfortunately, 2021 has been a tough one too.
And what can I say about 2022?
When we all thought that the nightmare was behind us this cruel war broke out.
It’s all a matter of seconds.
Oil, gas and cereals too.
While this mad man tries to regain the lost(?) empire
The rest of the world is obsessed with the rise of the prices for essential goods.
As if money were more important than a human life.
I think God is challenging us.
Everything happens for a reason.
So they say…
I often miss my family and friends but now is different.
The guilt keeps chasing me.
I should be there.
Lately, my life is a frame of suppositions.
A puzzle of missing pieces.
And time is my most feared enemy.
I’ll get there, eventually.


Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Head in the clouds, feet on the ground

Reprise

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

Fake world

Truth to tell, we are all criminals if we remain silent.

Stefan Zweig

We all know about everything
And if we don’t, we just pretend
The world is in peace
In case you wonder…
The far-right wing doesn’t exist
It’s just your imagination
The global warming is an illusion
A cartoon in motion
No animals are on the way to extinction
And all the ones above are real
Aren’t they?
Oh, we live in such a beautiful world!
So why change it?

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

We are free

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.

William Faulkner
Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

We shall raise our voices
And make our own choices
Release your fears
It’s time to condemn the fake leaders
Unwrap your mind
Forget the difference between wrong and right
Trust yourself
Keep all the others in a distant shelf
You won’t learn anything from them
They are not books
And they judge you by your looks
Avoid the dumb who wish to turn you into their slaves
Fell free. Today, tomorrow, always!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

(Un)chained

I have stretched ropes from steeple to steeple; garlands from window to window; golden chains from star to star, and I dance.

Arthur Rimbaud

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.

Rosa Luxemburg

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

Voltaire

We forge the chains we wear in life.

Charles Dickens

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Details

A child laughing
The petal detaching from the flower
An old lady smiling
The sun shining
A leaf dancing in the wind
The seasons passing by
An old man grumbling
The foaming wave rolling
A bird singing
The clouds clearing the sky
A fruit falling from the tree
The world spinning around
What is life after all
If not a sum of details?

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Utopia

Photo : Paul Laurent Bressin

I wish I had wings to fly to a better place
I wish we could erase all the sadness
I wish I could open all the locked doors
I wish hope and peace were our best friends
I wish we knew how to end floods and fires
I wish I could give a voice to those who cannot speak
I wish we could heal the Earth
I wish I could shut down all the stupids
I wish cancer didn’t exist (or it was just an ugly word!)
I wish the earthquakes were only real in action movies
I wish Haiti would be a happy country again
I wish we could reset the world.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Merci Paul Laurent pour ta magnifique photo! Tu es une inspiration et le monde a besoin de gens comme toi.

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