They bring dreams, desires and life plans.
They live in fear, abuse, and violence.
Those who run are looking for refuge, a place of welcome where they can live in dignity. To achieve this simple goal, which for that part of human beings living in the West is a right, there is a whole other part for which the right to move, the right to try to improve one’s living conditions is denied every day. People who are put in the position of having to risk their lives and those of their loved ones, as the only possible choice: to risk their lives in the hope of being able to live. In the last ten years, more than 100 million people have been forced to flee their homes, more than 30 million are minors who often travel alone.
“Could someone who is the wiser
explain this mystery to me:
the sky belongs to all eyes
of each eye is the whole sky
So could you explain to me, in prose or verse
Why the sky is one
While the earth is all in pieces “*
When the earth will also be everyone’s, and home will be where dreams find refuge, then we will all be able to see the sky as whole again. Everyone, no one excluded.
Sheila Melosu
* The sky belongs to everyone, poem by Gianni Rodari