"WOULDN'T THAT BE WONDERFUL?"

 
 
Imagine a day when all people around the world would meet together at the same time, place, and with the same purpose of living in absolute peace. A day when the violence ended, no dicussion about religion, politics, money, social status, race, color, physical appearance... No prejudice, no greed, no poverty, no need of orphanages, no lack of a good family, no suffering, no homeless people, no famine, no comparisons, no judgement, no sadness, no pain, no darkness, no noise, n...
o pollution, no phones ringing, no tvs, no computers, no addictions, no diseases, no hate, no fears, no anxiety, no stress, no hurry, no indiference, no lack of sensitivity, no selfishness, no jealousy, no disabilities, no torture, no lack of love, no prisons, no crimes, no abuse, no lack of anything good, no trees being cut, no animals being put in cages, no animal abuse, no contamination of the oceans or atmosphere, no killing of any living being, no destruction, no lack of communication, no misunderstanding, no disasters. Just people and nature. People talking the same language, nature talking its own beautiful language of pleasant sounds. It would be a day of contemplation of each one's nature too. It would be a day of sharing, gratitude, love, happiness, the richness of simplicity... Kids, adolescents, adults, elderly, special people, celebrating their diversity, talents and, most of all, each one spreading a seed of goodness for the future! This would be surely a heavenly day! A day of total reconciliation. I like to think that one day this day will be possible... It will be WONDERFUL!!
(Simone)


"SIMPLICITY..."

 
The 21st century
Celebrates technology, modernity
Phones, computers, video games, tablets, plasma TVs
The supremacy of machines...
 
Most people barely remember how life was like
Before all of this revolution in the communication field
 
All this technology is said
Has been created to make people's lives more simple
But the truth is that the "old fashioned" simplicity is almost extinct
In the urban areas around the world
 
This virtual era
Has brought important things
But taken away some precious ones too!
 
This paraphernalia of devices
Is killing some basic things
People addicted to these machines
Lost the ability to look at people's eyes
 
It is just a matter of paying attention in the streets
People seem frantic to stick their attention on monitors
Even in restaurants
One person is talking the other in front of her
Checking the phone, blackberry, whatever
People schedule meetings
But the human presence is completely ignored
It seems that the people behind the monitors
Are always more worthy of getting the attention than
The one over there "live"!!
 
People don't smile anymore
They send emotions
 
People do not sit in a armchair in a patio do contemplate the sunset
They choose a sunset as a wallpaper
 
People don't sit around the table to have a conversation
They have a conversation with the computer on the dinning table
 
People socialize a lot
But virtually
It seems easier to be close by someone from the other side of the world
Than the one side by side us
 
Kids play more with their cyber friends
Than the ones from the neighborhood or school
 
In the universities people don't look anymore to the teacher speaking
They watch a recorded video on the subject
 
So many things are becoming more and more impersonal
It leaves a vacuum in the real relationships
People are together but alone
People communicate in real life without meaning
 Modernity ...
 
I miss the time of simplicity...
  
Simplicity of a smile
Simplicity of an unpretentious conversation
Simplicity of a look
Simplicity of a word
Simplicity of sitting in the patio to see the sunset
Simplicity of silence
Simplicity of living one's humanity... 
 
(Simone)

"THE TREE AND THE CYCLE OF A LIFE THAT NEVER ENDS..."

 
 
 
The tree stands strong in a forgotten place
I can see it through my window
It is tall and majestic
But seems disable
Half of it was cut off
As some branches got tangled
Between the power lines...
  
Little plants hold the tree trunk
As if it was their ultimate salvation
I guess the tree enjoys to be hugged by them
Feels more elegant
Maybe as dressing up for a parade...
 
Fall is coming up
Probably, inside the tree a metamorphosis for the next season is happening
But, so far, the tree is still apparently in summer mood...
  
I feel sorry for the trees
When they lose their leaves
Get completely nude
The branches turn into dry sticks
For me it reminds suffering...
  
On the other hand
I don't think that their Creator
Would want them to suffer
The changes are just part of life
It is part of the process of the re-birth far ahead
Now it is time to get rid of the old, then rest, and recycle
Until the awakening in a new fashion...
  
A brand-new life once and again...
 
(Simone)