Thank you for bringing me the happiness of being myself, the freedom of kipping the right way when the others pretend I'm wrong, for the inspiration of laying words like this on a piece of paper and addressing them to the whole world:
"There are moments in our life when the only chance to slow down the effects of a tragedy is the hope that the people remain first of all HUMANS, that they didn’t totally loose from their hearts the feeling that we are all the children of the same Creator, that beyond the race, religion, nationality or social state, we are all brothers. Yes, I know that it is hard to imagine such an idyllic situation in a world where even the blood brothers are sometimes enemies, where children and parents keep fights which last for months, years or even a lifetime, when the youngsters are following patterns of the adults that would rather choose to offend, to point an accusing finger, to criticize (but not in a constructive way). However, I stubborn to believe that people didn’t lose their humanity. Well, call me naïve, consider that I’m from another planet, but in my eyes the people are good, beautiful and sensitive. I can see those things well hidden behind each blow-up, behind each superior, ostentatious attitude, behind each malicious word. I KNOW that beyond all those appearances, the true qualities are waiting to be just a little bit provoked in order to find the courage to be shown to the whole world. I don’t want to waste my time trying to figure why people came to pretend that they lost their humanity; I don’t want to blame “the system”, the governments, the criminals, the faith…there is no time for this. I just want to convince the ones who had the kindness to stop a while and listening to me, that it’s nothing more natural and more satisfying than to lend a helping hand to those who need it the most, to spread smiles and hope all-around you, constantly seeking and appreciating the beauty and the goodness which lays in every single one of us and, probably the most important thing: to let everybody seeing that you have the courage to be HUMAN, that you have the courage to approach a different attitude than the one imposed by the flow, that you have the courage to swim against the flaw, for the simple reason that you want to reach to the saving ship; and to let the whole world seeing that this attitude makes you happy, fulfilled and special.”
Happy birthday, my only brother, my only hero!