– Mara Polacchi
HEY, WHY ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME ?
IN THIS SEVERE WAY
HEY, WHY ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME?
WITH THESE BLUE-ICED EYES
ARE YOU IRONIC?
PLEASE DON’T JUDGE ME, LISTEN TO ME
COME TO ME, LETS HAVE A LITTLE DANCE TOGETHER, THE POTENTIAL IS THERE, IN OUR MOVEMENT!
DON’T COUNT, DON’T BE STRICT, FOLLOW THE FLOW, THAT’S IT!
MOVING AROUND IN A LONG LIFE CIRCLE, LIKE LITTLE STARS BRIGHTENING!
I was on the iris tree, picking with my others companions, thinking how to find food, enjoying the September atmosphere from my garden. Two humans, got closer and scared of being viewed by them I changed my place going up in order to keep a security distance. They started arguing, speaking in a strange language I didn’t understand, using strange words, I perceived tension, stress, anxiety, I wondered why they were arguing in a such beautiful natural place. I couldn’t find a reason. ‘Why humans couldn’t be simply happy and love each other in a spontaneous way?’ – I thought.- Suddenly, they started crying, a flow of tears freed their souls from frustration. They hug each other deeply.
Hold me close to you.
Wrap me in your solid circular security.
Don’t let me fall into the deep abyss of the unknown.
Keep me afloat and let me twirl with you, in a never ending dance.
Encircle my slender basin, hold me tight, oh my beloved lifeline!
These words are some of many wonderful results of our project Waving Bodies.
Find the other texts here.