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Today would have been Carnaval here in Brazil. Walking the near empty streets of Rio, I felt sadness for the world’s greatest celebration that did not take place, for the people who did not have time to let go, lighten up, unravel themselves. I sorely missed seeing all the colorful masterfully crafted costumes, the silly and sexy, the frivolous and elaborate. From youngest to old, everyone would take part in the festivities, sharing a contagion of happiness and letting go, of becoming someone for those magical days of transformation.

The more I thought about what I missed most, the more…

Bella B

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