One lady that I know works like a slave. She works for two: for herself and for her boss. Her boss is a very respectable man. So respectable that he spends most of his time on social networking sites and the woman dares to say nothing. His salary and her salary are as far from each other as the sun from the moon. Who cares.
The man that I know was fired after more than 20 years of work in a company he sacrificed all his life for. Restructuring. Nothing personal. This man is just 2 years before the retirement and he has to take a course of how to write your CV with people thirty years younger than him. He could teach them himself. But who cares!
Another person I knew came to Switzerland hoping to find new future for herself and her children. She believed in fairness and justice. Should it not be one and only way when you live in the heart of Europe? But her husband continues beating her up. In front of her children. She swallows her lost illusions and puts oversized clothing to cover her scars. People who do not know her think she is a freak. In the previous life back home she worked at the university. In her new life she goes and cleans in the school where her children study. The neighbours know everything but nobody cares.
There was also a very young boy who had a heart attack because nobody took proper care of him. He was found unconscious and assumed to have an overdose. Nobody took him to the hospital. Nobody verified whether he really had an overdose. He passed out all alone on the police station. Nobody took proper care of him. Who cares?
When questions like this start to escalate, one day they just collapse on our heads like one big avalanche. Like this one big avalanche in Disentis. Did you see it in the news? I don’t think that nobody cared. Why do we care so much about some issues and ignore the other ones? Diminish them. Pretend that they do not concern us. If not us, if not you, if not me who will care about them then?
Somehow, somebody does care. Lucify is among those who care. We provide space for those who care and give voice to those who want to step out of silence. Do you want to step out? To start with, take piece of paper, write down what bothers you. This white piece of paper can be virtual, just in your mind but somehow you need to fill it in with the meaning. Because if you don’t, somebody else might do it for you. So, you better be active. How much do you care? What is your care made of? The beholder of the care is you. And if you have chaos in your head, just like this avalanche in Disentis, the best way to start sorting things out is to help others. To become the one who cares.
Here in Lucify we do care about asking right questions and searching for best answers. That is why our team stepped out on the streets to ask people the one and only important question: who cares? By this video we hope to attract more public attention to the issues that deserve to be spotlighted. The care starts from tiny details. This time the “care” will be on public agenda. This time the “care” will make a tour.
The tour de Lorraine. During four days, from the 17th to the 20th of January, in series of workshops, concerts, films and discussions we will talk about the care-work. So, get your head out of your electronic device, put your shoes on and show that you care. Go on a tour. The tour of caring. Tour de Lorraine.
(Text: Anna Butan)