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Great challenge!! Not an easy one. Representing community is not a casual task. I’ll try with two shots.

The first one is from “the miracle cave”. A Small cave in the country side of a less developed state from Brasil. People believe miracles happen inside it so there are thousands of believers that travels many days to get there. They hang pictures and objects on it’s walls from relatives or friends with some kind of sickness or trouble.It’s an amazing and disturbing view. It has to do with a community faith and way of live.

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The second is an area in Berlin on the canals where people go to drink and meet. It’s an amazing and unusual place for the summer with many bars by the water one next to the other. People gather and have fun in a very cool way.

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Changing the approach now let’s think about how unique our faces are. People even use it to be recognized by saints as these in the photograph. It’s part of a cave in Bahia where they go to ask for miracles. They leave photographs with the face of those in need. They also leave things that belong to these people. Do saints know humans by looking at their face??

I don’t know if any of you ever started paying close attention to your breathing. People that meditates usually pays a little bit. People with nasal problems also. The fact is: For some people is impossible to pay attention on your own breathing without thinking about life. That’s mainly because if you stop you die. I’m not sure what is the relation between this and Panic Sindrome but when someone is about to have Panic attacks they feel shorten on breath. Always. Panic attacks are chemically related and treated with drugs as Xanax and Prozac. So is Panic really fear? Some kind of psicosomatic manifestation of it ? Some people  have the need to be around air conditioners or fresh air. As low blood pressure people uses to faint when the air is heavy and latins use to look for sex, people with Panic Sindrome fears. It’s not conscient fear but it’s present enough to shorten your breath and make your blood pressure go really high. But what does it mean? What is there to be afraid of? To die? If so didn’t we realized yet we will die eventually? That’s twisted and very annoying because “mind over matter” is not rocket science. Mostly it works miracles but sometimes not. I wonder if my mind has some clue about the function of my lungs. Maybe the mind worries because it know that if breathing stop then everything stops. To make this even more precise there are two very common symptoms in Panic Attacks. Shorten of breath and chest pain. To me it looks like the brain knows these are the two things our body can’t live without. Lungs and heart. That said i can only conclude that being afraid of death is not something only happening in our mind. Every part of our body wants to live. So why just not live? Why bother? We are so worried in planning the future and controlling the routes that leads to our future that we take less care about the present. But life happens in the present. The future is not life. It’s just possibilities. The past is not life either. It’s gone. The only thing we have is the actual present and this one gotta be the main concern. Not tomorrow, not next week, not net year. I know it’s hard. We are planners. We need to program everything in our lives to feel we control it. But to live in the future is not to live since life is only a thing that happens in the present. So inhale, exhale, keep doing it and don’t stop but take you mind of it cause your body already the subject worrying about it. Use your mind to live the moment…

(re post from 20.12.2010)