I remember my 11th birthday.Or at least, slices of it.Surely, my mind deformed the memories, delivering altered, blurred moments. However, some emotions are bound to stay with me, and carry themselves around as a secret identity that I only make available to myself. I was skinny and deeply tanned. Summer break, which always arrived mid-June, … Continue reading Cheers to Life, to Love, to Joy!
Fall uncovers something inside me that I can never truly put into words or explain to others.There is a nostalgia which enfolds me like a mist, a cooling but reviving experience. Throughout my younger years, this season ment leaving my grandparents house and heading to the town for the first school semester. After a summer … Continue reading Falling again for Fall
"If you could say it in words, there would be no reasons to paint. " - Edward Hopper One thing I've noticed during some painting sessions, is the avalanche of thoughts. Good ones too, but most of them are deeply disturbing. Memories, conversations, circumstances that have affected me more or less. They resurface as if … Continue reading How to release old pain
There is a romance I have always found in my old, romanian village. A raw, sunburned beauty, with a ragged dress, stepping barefoot along with the polished shoes that visit her from the city.This girl that never wanted to grow up but stayed wild and free of any sign of progress.Bathing herself in wine and … Continue reading The land of the Mirabelle trees
The acknowledgement that childhood is the best season of life …while being a child. Enough time to live after becoming aware of a forthcoming death. Good enough apologies for the one who has already decided to be unforgiving. The opportunity to know his grandparents while they were young. Evidence of life after death. Health to … Continue reading What we do not have
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” Albert Camus For some of us, January, even if promising, does not … Continue reading January
In the New Year I wish you all : To see the world always brighter; To look for the one hidden inside the one talking to you. To seek for sources of light and warmth and to enhance them. To let integrity dictate your actions even if such would mean making another the winner. To … Continue reading What I wish You for 2020
I tried and tried to tell the stories, Of common feelings passing by But truth is that I have no glories And certain lacks I can't deny. I died to conquer and to stand Against the many pains I've felt I broke my heart to understand Deceitful cards my life has delt. I kneeled to … Continue reading The Way I love
What I am clumsily trying to paint here is the easiness we found in trading a meaningful, sunrise-watching, grass-scented life, for an automated lifestyle with perks like getting things done faster but not necessarily better.
― Rudyard Kipling, If: A Father's Advice to His Son “If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, … Continue reading If: A Father’s Advice to His Son