You are never just using technology

Valéria Barbosa
Posted April 9, 2020 from Brazil

I would like to be participating more as an ambassador, in the calls, in the closer contact between the sisters, however, I have a difficulty with the language and hears about it and complements it, in addition to doing some tasks in favor of this moment of so much pain in the  world.

On Sunday I lost a dear aunt of natural death.  We tried to revive it without success.  When the medical team arrived, she had already passed away

 

I tried to reflect on the moment and I remembered the women who sing with me in a choir and how much we are alone due to the prevention of virosis and I decided to ask anyone who wished to sing the music of conductor Tom Jobim, Samba do Avião, which I would edit.

I received eight videos, five audios and five did not comment.  I started working on the video, matching voices, sharing the music, adapting photos to the audios, trying to do the best.  I restarted several times.  The technical part that I still do not master, was being exercised but, I think the task went beyond my fingers or theirs.  Several issues emerged in the dialogue that I started in the group.  One of the elderly women who takes care of her sister who has mental problems spoke of the anguish of loneliness, of the emergency in attending to these requests and because of that of the 6 recent falls

 

.He pointed out the difficulty of making a video and four more women had the same problem.  I asked them to send an audio that I would put together with their photos and so I did.  Others with difficulties to send the video is I did the step by step in live calls.  The affairs on Whatsapp and telephone calls for conversation have extended these days.  I asked those closest to me to support emergencies such as shopping, etc.

We found out that we have friends who are sick and other lonely ones.  All living this tragic moment with the Corona Virus.  The group was strengthened.  We will make other songs.  I know that I will do it more easily.

but I didn’t stop there, I’m building the second edition of Sarau in the Slum  and this time the participation was very high and I’m editing the video, dividing them by counted number of participants.

Today I started a new stage, another group contact to sing and join.  I am also making masks for the family and neighbors.  I'm fine and very busy.  Waking up very early and going to sleep late and I don't always read everything I get.  I am looking even though stuck in a room flying out to generosity, compassion and offering what I know how to work for the benefit of life.  Gratitude.  Take care.  Stay with God

Soon I will post the photos and videos of the second edition of Sarau on Slum.  Kisses

 

 

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This story was submitted in response to #SheTransformsTech.

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Dawn Arteaga
Apr 10
Apr 10

This is beautiful Valeria! You are doing so much and I love the use of music as a way to bring us together in these times.

Jill Langhus
Apr 10
Apr 10

Hi Valéria,

Glad to hear that you're doing well, but I'm sorry to hear about your aunt, as well as your sick and lonely friends, too:-( I'm glad that you frequently post on World Pulse. I think you're English is quite good, but I hear you about wanting to get more involved but finding it difficult when you don't have a mastery of another language. I'm still learning Spanish. It can be quite challenging.

It's great that you're finding creative, rich endeavors to keep you occupied during these interesting times. Kudos to you, dear, for all the you do, and all that you are:-)

Hope you and your family and friends stay safe and well.

XX

Ellie E.
Apr 10
Apr 10

I think this was such a lovely idea! Thank you for helping and uplifting others during this crazy time!

Anita Shrestha
Apr 11
Apr 11

Thank you for sharing

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 12
Apr 12

Dear Valeria,
I am so sorry to learn about your aunt, and send my condolences to you and your family.
I have been enjoying the poetry you are making possible for us, through Sarau on Slum. It is such beautiful poetry, and I feel as if I have been given a chance to get to know these talented people, and to know so much more about your community. Extra special to hear your chorus and to hear you sing. But then, your poetry is always like music, too.
Love in sisterhood,
Tam

Selma Ndi
Apr 13
Apr 13

This is so sweet Valeria. This will mean a lot especially in such a time as this. If I may ask, what language are you comfortable speaking in? Because this looks well written in English

Thelma obani 2020
Apr 13
Apr 13

Sorry about your aunt.All will be fine. Stay safe❤❤

Kabahenda
Apr 16
Apr 16

Wow Valeria,

First, I would like to express my deep condolences at the loss of your dear sister.
Second, your English is very good because we can read and understand what you are saying,
Third, I want to thank you for the impressive poetry and music that you are bringing to our attention in these very difficult times.

You are doing a fine job and please keep it up, but be safe my dear. All the best

Chi8629
Apr 24
Apr 24

Thank you for sharing.

Fanka
Apr 26
Apr 26

Hi Valéria,
Thank you for sharing, I think your English is good; congratulations.