Out of the box

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

The others turn right
While I take left
They scream « go »
I freeze
When all ll is quiet
I just start moving
I don’t need music to dance
Nor the sun to shine
To put a smile on my face
The same patterns
Colours and shapes
Dressed up in uniform
Not for me!
Every time people try to fix me
I jump out of the box.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Street art

A wall is a very big weapon. It’s one of the nastiest things you can hit someone with.

Bansky

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

Life in black and white

Reprise

Yin
Black
Love
Compassion
Night
War
Humanity
Effort
Trust
Moon
Loyalty
Order
Hope
Beginning
Life

Yang
White
Hate
Selfishness
Day
Peace
Nature
Laziness
Suspicion
Sun
Corruption
Chaos
Despair
End
Death

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz and KaDDD

Heroes

Reprise

Photo : KaDDD

You work at hospitals, schools
Supermarkets, kindergartens
You are brave and fearless
And you take care of others

You are a doctor, a nurse, a policeman
A therapist, an attendant, a bus driver
A teacher, a fireman, a physician

Your body is sore and your bones are weak
Missing the ones you love the most
Due to endless days and sleepless nights
You work almost seven days a week

Your effort is huge, whilst resting is so rare
We feel safe and we are blessed
For having you always there

Thank you!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Women we are

Reprise

Rose, violet, orange, red
Blue, green, white, yellow
No matter the colour we choose
We are not dead
Strengh, faith, compassion
Fairness, motherhood, solidarity
Hard work, trust, passion
Perseverance, joy, empathy
We are full of surprises
And an endless source
Of inspiration
We are part of the world
And that is already
A fascination.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Paul Laurent Bressin

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.

Night and day

Stunning buildings
Impressive architecture
Quiet gardens
Awaiting to be discouvered
History opens Its book
And shares amazing stories with us
Suddenly, the sun waves goodbye
People take over the streets
Strolling aimlessly
A new reality emerges.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Paul Laurent Bressin

Life in black and white

Yin
Black
Love
Compassion
Night
War
Humanity
Effort
Trust
Moon
Loyalty
Order
Hope
Beginning
Life

Yang
White
Hate
Selfishness
Day
Peace
Nature
Laziness
Suspicion
Sun
Corruption
Chaos
Despair
End
Death

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz et KaDDD

We are free

Photo : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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

William Faulkner

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!