No man’s land

World Refugee Day

Reprise

They spend their lives running away
Escaping war, starvation, floods, diseases
They leave their family and friends behind
No time for tears or goodbyes
We call them foreigners, refugees, migrants
But we tend to forget that we are not so different from us
They are just human beings trying to survive.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : KaDDD

Street art

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.

Frida Kahlo

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

Paul Cézanne

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Dreams

Reprise

Photo : Paul Laurent Bressin

Take me to the theory land
Because in theory
Everything will to be all right

Don’t wake me up
Not today nor tomorrow
Let me live in the fairytale for a while

I’m not ready for your world yet
I need more time to heal my soul
Wish me good luck

You know where to find me
Between one thing and another
I’ll be living my dreams.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz



Street art

The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.

Alberto Giacometti

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Street art

Everything you can imagine is real.

Pablo Picasso

If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint it.

Edward Hopper

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Spot the differences

Check out the two pictures
Beware of wild creatures!
They look exactly the same, don’t they?
And yet, this is not the case
Take a closer look
Sometimes you need to let go of the hook
And then reality will show its hidden face
Everything is at the right place
Dreams may come true
It only depends on you.

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

Mirage

Reprise

Am I dreaming?
Or is this real?
I feel like floating
In the darkest waters
My body is light
And my spirit
Is far away from here
The sun burns my face
Whilst my feet are cold
Please, don’t wake me up
I’d rather prefer the unreal
Although it’s ephemeral
Because everything changes
In the blink of an eye.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz



Room with a view

Reprise

Photo : Paul Laurent Bressin

From my window I see you
Glazed eyes, deep blue
From my window I see us
On the line, waiting for the bus
Do you remember
That sweet december?
Christmas fuss, sparkling lights
And a smooth kiss at midnight
From my window I see the mountains
I think loud of our great expectations
From my window I see a tiny boat
One day, I’ll take you away from the coast
From my window I see the ocean
Life is always in motion
From my window I see the whole universe
And I just listen to Mother Earth.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Darkness and Light

Photo : KaDDD

You are yin
I am yang
You feel old
I’m still young
You’re down to earth
I enjoy the extreme
You are realistic
I live my dreams
You eat salty food
I prefer sweets
You feel safe at home
I travel around the world
You are surrounded by people
I prefer staying on my own
You swear by the moon
I walk under the sun
You don’t go out often
I’m always having fun
You are the night
I am the day
You stay on the shadow
I crave for the light
You worry about tomorrow
I just live today.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz