Dear friends / Queridos Amigos
(mais informação em Portuguese em baixo)
Hope you are healthy and well wherever you are <3
Sorry for the belated wishes but as you all know
the beginning of 2021 has been, to say the least, WILD!
As we awoke to a new reality Brexit and Covid :(and thank god Biden)
Life, death, infected, recovered, vaccinated,
everything translate to abstract numbers panic and disbelief.
So to gain some sanity I look back into 2020 and as much as it was
an outrageously challenging year for many
I feel it has also given us the opportunity to pause and reconsider our values.
Now more than ever do we feel each other, need each others' connection and
A week ago I managed to cross some borders, 24 hours before they shut (!!!)
in order to urgently visit my father who fell badly ill soon after his 90th birthday.
I feel so grateful to have made it, which made me realise how terrifying it can be when people are unable to see their loved ones in these extreme times.
I refuse to panic or give up, Life isn't worth it any longer if we do.
I want to believe the current gruesome reality can give us strength and tools for a positive change and growth.
I often feel that for me the only way to cross great difficulties is to find ways to learn from them, otherwise they feel like a waist of pain and time.
As I am praying for the health and recovery of my father and for the health and recovery of many others who lie in overfull hospitals around the world
I take the opportunity to share with you a new website created in collaboration with Vicente Ordonez and with the help of Alma Karavan-Cohen
Art for the planet
Are we now experiencing the pain we have been causing for decades to our dear one and only planet?
Is there still time for creative compassion and action in order to reverse it?
Hope to see you soon
with health and love
without a mask or 2 meters apart
we must believe it can happen