Bibiána Baltovičová & Adam Bardy in ‘Freedom on Hold’ by Branislav Simoncik for Vogue Portugal, April 2020.
Posted Apr 10, 2020
This Is Not a Rehearsal People… This is Real Life! Bibiána Baltovičová and Adam Bardy bring to this moment a kind of raw reality captured by Branislav Simoncik for Vogue Portugal, April 2020. This face-first cover gets us up-close/personal to a Pandemic with unspeakable loses. This spans the spectrum from death tolls that reach unthinkable numbers, to a demise of familiarity unlike we’ve experienced. The level of intimacy that makes up these important relationships has been largely misunderstood. We never considered this as part of the Pandemic Package. Believing only intimacy matters. This leaves behind the idea of connections that exist within the fabric of deep/abiding friendships. We will not forgo our need to connect. Instead, we must expand our idea of what intellectual connections really means.
We must break through the barriers of this face mask to make a real connection. It will demand that we see inside the soul. Asking us to go far outside of our comfort zone. The art of the imagination will take center stage, as all our pent up passion will release in a riotous rage. There Is Nothing to Fear. We are closer than ever to our true selves. We, in fact, can be in charge of such a chaotic event. By allowing our bodies to be ready to accept such a change of events. We must make a change. Today is our day. Let’s Throw Away Our Need to Project… Come Together and Connect to Protect.
I do a powerful soul journey every day at noon. This was introduced to me by the strongest woman I have the fortune of knowing well, My Mother. A Healer. Her knowledge has been garnered from travels and a triumphant spirit. She is a Woman of Depth. Learning, for Her, is a Forever State of Being. My journey has become one of movement. Where I can explore a connection to humanity and beyond. Unleash the beautiful beast. I Found Myself Flying through the Skies of My Soul on a Journey to See the World as a Whole. I choose to take off the Veil of Illusion and Venture to See Truth as it Stands. The Me I Forever Long to Be.
Healing is a Construct that Touches the Truth of our Soul. A State of Existence We’ll Never Let Go. We are Individuals Mighty In Our Quest to Survive. A Connected Spirit Moved by a Need to Thrive. We Are a People One and For All. We Are a Force of Nature ~ Teeter One and Together We Shall Fall.
A Kiss, the means by which we express our most intimate feelings. We have never been more in touch with our mechanisms for such an interaction. Touching has never come under such scrutiny. We touch to communicate our feelings. We Are Now and Forever a Feeling Animal! That Will Not Change ~ IT’S WRITTEN IN OUR DNA… Your Lips I do Miss… A Taste of Pure Bliss… Just Remember This.. A KISS IS NEVER JUST A KISS!
FREEDOM ON HOLD
STEP INTO THE FOLD
IT’S A TIME TO BE BRAVE
IT’S TIME TO BE BOLD
CRYING FOR A CONNECTION
PRAYING FOR PROTECTION
REACHING FOR A REFLECTION
AS WE FACE THE FURY OF
WE WILL NEVER FORGET
THE TRUTH OF THIS PANDEMIC
poetic prose – tanyajo