The world is on fire

Reprise

Red feelings
Red life
Red anger
Red fears
Red love
Red blood
Red lights
Red hope
Red mire

Red beings
Red knife
Red answer
Red tears
Red dove
Red mud
Red fights
Red stroke
Red fire

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz & KaDDD

Life is a rollercoaster

Reprise

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Have a nice day!
Even if it’s pouring down
And you forgot your umbrella
Even if you’re late
And you just missed the bus
Even if that stupid pigeon
Ruined you new suit 

Have a great day!
Even if you are sick
And you have no medicine
Even if you want to leave
But the others force you to stay
Even if you’re craving for a cigarette
But you quit smoking

Have a beautiful day!
Even if you’re vegetarian
And they only serve meat
Even if you pray for peace
But the war has already started
Even if you lost the love your life
For your best friend

Have an awesome day!
Even if you wish to work
But they are all on strike
Even if you judge your neighbour
But your son has a gun
Even if you dream with Champagne
But all you have is cheap wine

Have an extraordinary day!
Even if it’s raining cats and dogs
And you’re completely soaked
Even if you are only 38
But you already feel like 83
Even if you’re getting married
But suddenly, you’re not so excited.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz
     

Going home for Christmas

Tomorrow, I’ll be flying away. Crossing the deep blue ocean. Sharing my secrets with the cotton clouds.
The last time we were all together for Christmas was 10 years ago. My youngest daughter was a baby. Time really flies!
These pictures are even older. They were taken before filters became fashionable. They remind me Lisbon. Home. Family ties. Unconditional love.
Four brothers and sisters, living in four different countries, will meet again where it all began. And they will bring their own families. We’ll speak four languages again.
We will laugh and cry. Of that I’m sure! Because we know the clock is ticking. And this might be our last chance. Sometimes the best is not yet to come. It’s just here and now.
I’ll be offline during a week, at least. Away from the internet and into flesh-and-blood relationships. I will miss you but I’ll be busy hugging and kissing my dear siblings.
I wish you all Happy Holidays! Wherever you are and whoever you are with… Make the best of it! Take care. Be safe. Be happy.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Feeling the blue

A certain blue enters your soul.

Henri Matisse

Something happens, blue thinks, and then it goes on happening forever. It can never be changed, can never be otherwise.

Paul Auster
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Blue has no dimensions, it is beyond dimensions.

Yves Klein

Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.

Carl Sagan

Stairway to Heaven

Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins.

Edgar Allan Poe
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No one here gets out alive.

Jim Morrison

Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace.

Oscar Wilde
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Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.

William Shakespeare

By becoming deeply aware of our mortality, we intensify our experience of every aspect of life.

Robert Greene
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I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.

Ernest Hemingway

A garden by the sea

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.

Helen Keller

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Immortality

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Death will never tear us apart
You belong to that special category
You are everywhere
Your voice is in my mind
Always
Your wise advice are dancing in my brain
Faultless
Your sweet hug keeps me company
All the time
Memories will be my best friend
No matter what
Your body is weak and shrunken
It’s OK
On day, the pain will slide away
Forever
But our love will remain
For Eternity
Why would you need a cracked body
If you already have the most important?
A beautiful and clear soul
And remember, yours is immortal.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz



Street art

Make each day your masterpiece.

John Wooden
Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.

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

Henri Matisse

Grazie Paul Laurent!

Le rôle d’un ami, c’est de se trouver à votre côté quand vous êtes dans l’erreur puisque tout le monde sera à côté de vous quand vous aurez raison.

Mark Twain

A la fin, nous nous souviendrons non pas des mots de nos ennemis, mais des silences de nos amis.

Martin Luther King

Ce mot troublé n’est jamais envahissant
Ton silence n’est pas éxasperant
O teu sorriso ilumina o dia mais cinzento
E mostra o que melhor levo dentro
Tu cariño me llena de confianza
Y transforma mi miedo en esperanza
You picture the world
And take it as a whole
Sei più di un amico o di un fratello
Sei unico e bello.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Paul Laurent Bressin

Ode to my Mother

You are the roots of the most beautiful tree
The branches and the fallen leaves too
Your inconditional love
Heals our deepest wounds
And your long arms
Wrap us in an endless hug
Beyond distance and time
You go through harsh winters
Always with a smile
And hot summers
Are way less brighter
Than your inner light
That keeps shining
No matter what.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz