One of the most beautiful things a city has is its street art. I love taking pictures of the enormous graffiti I discover while wandering around. To this day, this is my favourite for many reasons. First, it reminds me of how important children are in every society and how vulnerable they are.

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Mental health is a highly sensitive world health issue, particularly schizophrenia, a severe mental disorder affecting 20-21 million people worldwide (Fact sheet on schizophrenia, 2019). The voices in my head (Longden, 2013) shows three main points about schizophrenia:

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Look up the stars – A-Field 00

“The networks of connection that make for a coherently evolving cosmos, for the entanglement of quanta, for the instant connection between organisms and environments and between the consciousnesses of different and even far removed human beings, have one and the same explanation. There is not only matter and energy in the universe, but also a more subtle yet real element: information in the form of active and effective “in-formation.” Information of this kind connects all things in and through space and time: interactions in the domains of nature as well as of mind are mediated by a fundamental information field at the heart of the universe.” 

Ervin Laszlo – Science and the Akashic Field – An integral theory of everything

During my first visit to the city, a drug user entered the place where I was drinking my coffee. His jeans were on his knees – too big for his skinny body, no belt, no underwear – He took a cup from the trash and filled it with the free milk and more than ten sugar bags.

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Energy 22 – Food: Mass starvation 00

Famine is a crisis of mass hunger that causes

many people to die over a specific period of time.

Achieving a standard definition of famine, let alone

an operational categorization of different kinds and

severities of food crisis, is extraordinarily complicated.

The necessary elements of famine are hunger, crisis and increased mortality.

It involves hunger and starvation, disruption and disease, and social breakdown.

Famine is a social, economic and political phenomenon as well as a nutritional one.

Famines can occur without a food shortage or without mass outright starvation unto death.”

Alex de Waal – Mass starvation – The history and future of famine

Collective consciousness – Animal rights: the spider

“Is there some destiny within us that performs the pattern of our life, or is it the actual experiences which shape it? Are the experiences we encounter predestined, or do we feel them so intensely and remember them so well because of an inner need? The experience of unfathomable powers is unmistakable, and so is the feeling of a web of some kind with filaments that radiate out into unknowable distances. Unsurprisingly, the spider is one of the most ancient symbols of fate.”

Liz Greene – The Astrology of Fate.

Everything in the universe is connected by a weave of intricate strands. It is our fate or our destiny. Every choice we make in the present builds upon choices we have previously made. Every day we are shaping others’ destinies for generations to come. All lives are connected by a web of fate. Like in a spider web, each section of the web is a discreet part of the whole, yet the tiniest ensnared insect will set the entire web vibrating.” 

Whether the spider wins depends on how skilfully she has woven her web, how quickly she reacts, and the changes of the captured insect to struggle free. The web is a fate, but what the actors do upon it will decide the outcome.

Wyrd: the role of fate

Last year, I went to my first company Christmas dinner. I was sitting in front of the best caregiver, not because of her certificates and diplomas, nor for her awards. The recognition came from the other company members: she was the best. She works many hours and days with a lady with severe dementia, and they both enjoy every moment. I wanted to know how she made it. What was the magic recipe, so I asked. “Love & Respect,” she said. “No more, no less.”

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Trip – The box

“You know what is wrong with you, Miss who-ever-you-are? You are a 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 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

Trip – The coffee

“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. 

Islander – Children: human rights

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.”

Collective consciousness – The “general will”


If COP26 participants were really serious about solving the climate crisis, they should have made, at a minimum, the following pledges:

  1. Eliminate all fossil fuel subsidies, which according to a recent IMF study amounts to $5.9 trillion in 2020;
  2. Ban banks from funding new fossil fuel projects;
  3. Make ecocide an international crime similar to genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes;
  4. 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;
  5. Create large-scale funding sources to assist with the transition to a green economy.

Care – Dementia

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 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.”