miercuri, 31 mai 2017

Ce ne spunem cand nu ne vorbim - Chris Simion

Cititi-o, e asa...sincera! :)

" A avea incredere intr-o alta persoana inseamna a avea incredere ca omul respectiv nu are nevoie sa fie altfel decat este, nu are nevoie sa fie fals. Si asta nu tine de cat il cunosti pe respectivul om sau de felul in care ti-ar placea sa fie acel om, tine, pur si simplu, de intalnirea de har dintre doua fiinte care se aseamana prin nevoile lor.
Cand un om face ceva pentru un alt om nu pentru ca simte, ci pentru ca i se cere, este fals, mai bine nu face, se abtine. In tine ramane ceea ce simti sa faci, chiar daca ceea ce faci nu coincide cu ceea ce simti. In interiorul tau se imprima ceea ce simti. Neurmand drumul sufletului strangi frustrari, regrete, complexe. Scapate din frau, te intorc la minciuna, la neadevar, la viata ascunsa.
Sufletul pereche este cea mai importanta intalnire cu un om. Este omul-oglinda, omul care te scapa de prejudecati si te obliga sa te vezi asa cum esti, omul care nu te lasa sa te mai minti si care trage de tine sa te curete, sa te dezobisnuiasca de tot ce e fals in tine si in jurul tau. Daca pentru un asemenea om esti dispus sa iti schimbi viata, inseamna ca ai nevoie de ceea ce el iti doreste. Inseamna ca el nu a facut decat sa iti stearga geamul. Sa te uiti pe fereastra si sa o deschizi singur(a) daca vrei. Un om poate sa iti arate o cale. Daca mergi sau nu pe ea este optiunea ta."

joi, 14 august 2014

Travel! You will feel taller!

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 2014

Travel! You will feel taller!

So you start off in a small village from a small country in Europe, where everything around you seems new and interesting in your first years. You discover the trees and the bees and the nature around you, and then, slowly you move on and  you look up to the sky and imagine something bigger but you have no idea how it would look or feel.

Then, you move to a small town and everything suddenly becomes bigger. High school years are interesting and you discover bigger horizons and yet, you dream of something else.

Then, it is time to go to college and you move to a bigger town. You feel confused and “close” gets a different meaning. “Close” now means 5 km away, whereas “close” used to mean a couple of meters away.
It is crazy and huge and it takes so much time and energy to get used to it. Oh, the frustration! You don’t get why people would say “it is close by ” to something that requires walking for 5 km!!!!!!!
Eventually you become one of them and you confuse the new faces in town. After a couple of years, you get to know it and it shrinks. The big city becomes too small for you.

Then, you take a huge leap into unknown and you meet Africa! Any big city in Europe would surrender to a city in Africa in terms of “close”! “Close” now means 30km away on a freeway. It is just 15 min drive! Close by! And when your first African experience is Lagos, where a city has the population of your whole home country, believe me,  “close” gets a totally different meaning!

So now, you live in one of the big cities of Africa for quite some time. And you take a smoke break and go outside, under a tree…you look at it and you remember how it felt when you were in the village- the tree seemed majestic and huge compared to you. And you felt crushed and small and lost in the greatness of nature!!??

And now, you look at it and you feel taller. The tree and you have almost the same height. And you look down to the grass and the Earth seems like a tennis ball. Everything feels close and reachable.
The whole Planet Earth has shrunk and you are feeling taller!

Do travel! It is an awesome feeling to feel taller! (except if you are 2.15m tall and you hate the feeling!)

duminică, 19 ianuarie 2014

Lake Chivero, Harare, Zimbabwe

Helicopter insects, scary crocodiles, beautiful strange looking water lilies and huge rocks, spiders and Sadza eating monkeys, curious warthogs, impalas, giraffes, zebras...just a peaceful day at Lake Chivero. Full photo album

joi, 21 februarie 2013

duminică, 9 decembrie 2012

Drakensberg Mountains - South Africa

If you think nothing lasts forever - well, my love for Drakensberg Mountains will!

duminică, 26 august 2012