I mentioned, yesterday, or Saturday, I do not know, my perception of the passage of time seems distorted, dilated, exponentiated and, why not say ... sadly painful; the premature death of Janis Joplin and everything she could have produced had she not died prematurely on account of an overdose. My dear friend, Beto Volpe, mentioned that she might not have produced the work she produced if she lived a "normal" life. I agreed with him and I mentioned Jimmy Hendrix and Amy Winevine, two other people from "unruly lives" who left prematurely, curiously all of them, at 27 years ago. I still did not know, but the activist of Grupo Pela Vidda (I'm not sure about the spelling) Jucimara Moreira had also left, in my view also prematurely (39 years), this last Saturday, I believe that, this time, Beto Volpe agrees with me in gender, number and degree on the premature exit of our lives from such an important person. I have not personally met Jucimara and unfortunately I have not had the honor of participating in your circle of friends and so all I know of her is what I read in the last hours ... but those who know me know that I " "And all that I have seen, read and heard give news of a Woman (thus entitled to the capital letter) who fought for herself and for all, never fainting at the injustices and systemic abuses that are often perpetrated against us, people living with HIV or AIDS.
Jucimara not dead! Not from my point of view! Which is different from many people; for me, it changed vibratory rate and will now go for a well-earned rest in one of the many homes that a modest carpenter's apprentice, famous for walking into "bad company", mentioned one day, for over two thousand years.
Let her rest, she deserves and deserve much we know.
After that it will again be among us, inspiring us to do what is right, warning us about the dangers of those who often try to deface our struggle with reputable evangelists motes in its essence, but that time already mummified (... ) ...
Anyway, I can say little beyond that because I did not have the happiness grateful to have been at least once close to her to listen to it and maybe make her laugh with my jokes that sometimes seem so dull ...
Those who were fortunate enough to be in your company, I wish strength to overcome the pain and live the necessary mourning that loss and the emotional damage such proportion they may have infringed.
And if someone wants to talk to me, a deleted member of this community of bright ones, I will be available for as long as necessary, in places where almost everyone knows find me.
When I started my work with my website, I found, I believe that in one of the notebooks for life, a speech by Nelson Mandela (who does not present presentations), which I read, and in a certain part of the text, I felt, perhaps pretentiously, that he spoke with me and me. In time I understood that he spoke of us, each of us, in our cause or in any other. I had no scanner at that time and transcribed that text, with great difficulty, because of my dyslexia. I was about to publish this requiem, when I remembered the speech and immediately associated it with the Jucimara and put it here, so that everyone may know that it was, that it is, and, above all, it will always be, Beacon of Light to guide us so that we do not navigate towards the cliffs that the fog and the storms sometimes conceal; and that we do not stop at our march longer than is necessary to absorb this painful impact, so that we can continue to deserve the clear statement that Mandela made, as a message, to us all, those who, in a way or from another, sometimes giving up our personal lives, we choose the World as "the stage of our operations."
On numerous occasions they asked me which heads of state most impressed me. I have to be careful because the answer may create a diplomatic chaos many countries not listed may withdraw their ambassadors from South Africa; but often say that my heroes are not necessarily the men and women who have titles, but the humble men and women exist in all communities and who have chosen the world as the stage of their operations, they think the biggest challenges are the problems socio- economic defying the world, such as poverty, illiteracy, disease, homelessness, the inability to send their children to school. These are my heroes.
Any head of state who qualify will be my hero.
To those who wish to see the full speech, please click here.
Jucimara Moreira, rest in peace.
Twenty-five of May two thousand and sixteen