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.
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
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
We cannot behold
the beauty of the blossoms
enshrouded by haze –
yet steal us their scent, at least,
spring breezes blowing from the hills.
Yoshimine no Munesada
Transient poetry of clouds going down to earth for some days to blow itself into a multitude of airy cherry blossoms. Continue reading
There is nothing special in the world. Nothing magic. Just physics.― Chuck Palahniuk
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein
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
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
Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating – John Cleese
What 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.
One of my favourite poems, source of determination and strength…
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; Continue reading
I always thought I do not like electronic music very much…until I discovered this gem. Sekoia is a Netherlands-based community for deep electronic music, sharing eclectic, beautiful, deep tracks.
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.
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
Dreaming of snowy mountain in bright blue and white palette. Continue reading