Month: March 2016

Powerless

We don’t want to choose a team, a nationality, a religion to defend our rights. We share cartoons online to show solidarity, we share the news as fast as we can, we make sure that our loved ones are safe and sound. Rage can take the most unexpected shapes nowadays: it can show in inappropriate comments, violent behavior, pure discrimination acts. People are hurt. People are suffering. People are paying the price of political decisions. People don’t want a war. People beg for peace. Peace cannot be achieved with weapons. It´s not just terrorism, police brutality or the dissimilarity between genders. It’s hate. We must ask the ones who protect us why is this still happening. We will always stand against fear and violence. We are tired to play the victim role. This song was released 20 years ago on this exact date and it has never been more accurate. In case you’ve misinterpreted the lyrics, here’s an explanation by the Kind of Pop: “The idea that these lyrics could be deemed objectionable is extremely …

Destination

I have an obsession with airports. I’ve always had. It has always been a portal to new experiences. A ritual of patience with the security system and most of all a place where you can meet all kinds of strangers that come and go. As you do. It’s a very “Lost in Translation” feeling. I love it. In fact, I like it so much that the first time I watched “Love Actually” I complain about how the introduction of the film was “actually” my idea. I’ve always wanted to film people in airports, but then, Richard Curtis had the idea first and wrote/directed a beautiful romantic comedy. Oh well… Anyway, I must refer that I approach planes in a different way. I know they’re designed to fly and even though I’m not nervous when it comes to long hours up in the air, there’s a part of me who’s always scared as I do a #throwbackthursday moment in my own head. That way when I don’t have a book or my laptop, I can always …

Heartache

I got some “heavy breathing writing” about this topic. I believe words are powerful and our relationships are suffering from a lack of meaning. Important matters are losing value every day in our interactions, wrecking our brains, makes us question heartbreak: “What about us?”, “Was I not good enough?”. We avoid emotion to stop the belief that we in fact are vulnerable and mostly, to admit that a certain someone makes our perception dizzy. We try to keep it natural and relaxed as much as possible, but there’s a weigh that grows inside your chest once you’ve taken a couple of shots at it. Heart pounding. No time for commitment is complicated, especially when living out of a suitcase. You wish you had the time to bother the other person with a proper conversation before leaving. No games. No rules. No doubts. It can be scary to be reduced to someone else. We’ve all been there before and we have that someone in common. Someone who couldn’t make it. Someone who wanted someone else. Someone …