A HOUSE FOR A RED TOY
What is a toy?
And what is a house?
The image above is really moving, because the stiff redness of greedy adulthood is ridiculed by the innocence of some children, playing with it.
Let’s look at the politician, sitting ridiculously on a tank, forgetting the essence of life, forgetting children, forgetting suffering, forgetting the Second World War, forgetting that Life should be a YES, not a NO.
Why wouldn’t we allow children to run countries?
Are adults to be trusted ?
The millions of displaced Ukrainians, now, the tens of thousands of deaths, the suffering and the destruction, what do they teach our children?
Are adults to be trusted?
THEY ARE NOT.
There is nothing to be trusted.
They betray life at its most basics.
PLAY, DEAR CHILDREN, PLAY WITH THE RED TOY. DESTROY ITS SELF-IMPORTANCE. DESTROY ITS DEADLY GREED. DESTROY ITS CRIMINAL PRETENTIOUSNESS.
ASSERT LIFE, DEAR CHILDREN, NOT DEATH!
PLAY, THROW THINGS AT THE RED TOY, WRITE ON IT, SMASH IT, PLAY, DEAR CHILDREN.
TEACH THE MOROSE, IRRESPONSIBLE ADULTS THAT YOU CAN BE WISER.
OPPOSE TO DEATH YOUR CREATIVITY AND YOUR JOYOUS PLAY.
PLAY, DEAR CHILDREN.
And you, dear architects, imagine THE HOUSE THAT TRIUMPHS OVER DEATH, THE HOUSE THAT INVITES PLAYFULNESS AND INNOCENCE IN THE FACE OF DESTRUCTION, IN THE FACE OF THE DICTATOR’S DREAM.
SMASH THAT DREAM, dear architect. Destroy the war machine and the one sitting on top, stiff and lacking any sensitivity.
SMASH IT, dear architect.
TRANSFORM DEATH AND ITS CARRIER INTO A PLAYGROUND, TRANSFORM THE CEMETERY AND ITS ASHES INTO THE VERY OPPOSITE.
LAUGH, DEAR ARCHITECTS, BECOMING CHILDREN, LIKE THESE CHILDREN, playing in the park with the fire of death, with its deadly redness.
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