The Inner light // A sparkle in lockdown
I edited these images while, here in UK, we received the confirmation of the extension of the lockdown for 3 weeks further. I wrote these words to accompany them.
London is currently silent and slow. Sometimes appear eerie sometimes peaceful. So different from how I used to see and live it everyday, busy, energetic and tireless.
In this phase the vibrant lights of a night out are just like a dream as the only flares that we are allowed to experience are the ones in our homes, limited spaces that define our times.
The inner light is a sparkle, is the imagination that frees ourselves and keeps us imagining a better future, even here in these hard and painful times that we are living all together.
Confined in our living spaces, there is time to feel the silence, to give it a physical shape. Can you notice how thick it’s become? How loud is it now? If unwanted, if imposed, the silence screams. Constrained in those rooms, houses or even gardens it is easy to feel our anxieties and fears coming closer, like shadows obscuring our thoughts and stealing our hope.
Still, although dim, a light shines inside our homes, always inside ourselves. Just like the Sun that disappears leaving space to the night, there will come a time when its warmth and strength will shine even stronger. That would be the sign that the worse is over.