Enchanting as spring in Paris – part 1

Paris is wonderful at spring when appear first leafs of THIS special green colour, the very colour which lasts few days only, and which gives to the city a fresh and airy and romantic look. At spring, I escape touristic areas in insatiable quest of inconspicuous places which uncover city’s true charm.

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Heights of stone and of light: Amiens

The Gothic cathedral is a blossoming in stone subdued by the insatiable demand of harmony in man. The mountain of granite blooms into an eternal flower, with the lightness and delicate finish, as well as the aerial proportions and perspective of vegetable beauty―Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Spiritual moment in biggest cathedral in France, where stone walls are as airy as lace, where brightest colors remain solemn, where ubiquitous beauty inspires serenity. Continue reading

Inspiring women

The world will know and understand me someday. But if that day does not arrive, it does not greatly matter. I shall have opened the way for other women – George Sand

On ne naît pas femme, on le devient  – Simone de Beauvoir

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Today is an International Women Day, which, no matter national contextes and cultural specificities, still remains an important date to be celebrated and remembered of. Continue reading

How to remain creative # 1- some ideas

Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating – John Cleese

panorama 3 objects lightbulbvf signedWhat creative people have as strenght is that the ideas seem to be a gift from above: it often materializes from nowhere, and you automatically have an awesome output. What creative people have as weakness is that the ideas seem to materialize from nowhere…and when it doesn’t happen, we could be lost and do not know how to relaunch the process.

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Выбор за нами

Для моего первого поста на русском я выбрала одно из моих любимых стихотворений. Его мудрая жизненная философия и спокойная сила позволяют сосредоточиться на том, что важно в моменты сомнения и напоминают об ответсвенности за наш выбор:

Каждый выбирает для себя
Женщину, религию, дорогу.
Дьяволу служить или пророку –
Каждый выбирает для себя.

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Craving for snow

Мороз и солнце; день чудесный!
Еще ты дремлешь, друг прелестный —
Пора, красавица, проснись:
Открой сомкнуты негой взоры
Навстречу северной Авроры,
Звездою севера явись!*

Зимнее утро, Александр Cергеевич Пушкин, 1829

The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination – Terri Guillemets

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Dreaming of snowy mountain in bright blue and white palette.  Continue reading