“You know what is wrong with you, Miss who-ever-you-are? You are chicken. You have no guts. You are afraid to stick out your chin and say, “okay, life is a fact.” People do fall in love. People do belong to each other because that’s the only chance anybody’s got the real happiness. You call yourself a free spirit, a wild thing and you are terrified somebody is going to stick you in a cage. Well, baby, you are already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it is not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas or in the east by Somaliland. It is wherever you go. Because no matter where you run. You just end up running into yourself.”
Blake Edwards, Breakfast at Tiffany’s 1961
“Y si alguna vez negociamos un mundo nuevo, queremos cafe para todos y todas, que ya van muchos siglos fregando tazas”
Gata Cattana – No Vine a Ser Carne –
Poetry is part of the human being, and no shelling will ever conquer that.
Poetry stays in the child that can save only one toy to run away across a humanitarian corridor. Poetry survives in a bombed apartment when her owner plays piano throUgh the rubble.
New human touch is still a toddler, barely walking but already wanting to fly.
That’s the energy of the terrible twos, so please be patient with its setbacks.
Article 25 “(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adeqUate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sicKness, disability, widowhood, old age or otheR lack of livelihood in circumstAnces beyond his control.
(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assIstance. All children, whether borN in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protEction.”
“If COP26 participants were really serious about solving the climate crisis they should have made, at a minimum, the following pledges:
- Eliminate all fossil fuel subsidies, which according to a recent IMF study amounts to $5.9 trillion in 2020;
- Ban banks from funding new fossil fuel projects;
- Make ecocide an international crime similar to genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes;
- Demand the cancellation of debt for lower income countries, which now spend several times more on servicing debt than dealing with the challenges of global warming;
- Create large-scale funding sources to assist with the transition to a green economy.“
I found this blue piece of art in the street the day after my grandmother passed away. She was small and silent. She was a painter. She had faith. Nobody understood her, but her love was as pure and fragile as a glass heart. The RAIN section is dedicated to you, dear O. Sorry I couldn’t say goodbye, and thank you for sharing your heart.
“2020 was the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife with the vision of highlighting what nursing is in the modern era, and how nurses can light the way to universal health coverage and healthcare for all”
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
A postcard from Alzheimer:
” Look, do you see this picture on my wall? It is my mother. Her name is Maria. Guess how many children she had? 16! and only one girl!. I am the luckiest one. My brother went to the war instead of me, and He died the next day. I am a lucky one. I came here and travelled all over, including Alaska!. Don’t worry about me, bella; I am going kuku; there is so much wind in my head; don’t worry about me, bella; I am a lucky one.”