Brazilian Youth Speaks Out
What I learned at PYE
I learned to trust people
And thus, I can trust myself
I learned that emotion overcomes reason
I learned that feeling and movement work together
To create monuments
I learned that you don’t have to be poetic
It suffices to be profound I learned that the simple fact of asking forgiveness
Comforts the heart and creates a
Bond between two people
I learned that freedom
I learned to be myself and not
Accept judgement by others
I learned to cry
To support and be supported
To love and be loved
To listen and be listened to
I learned that even though we’re different
We’re all the same
I learned not to hide from the world
Because deep down, the world needs me
I learned to feel longing …
Thank you PYE! –
Alesson Santos Oliveira
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