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luni, 22 ianuarie 2018

Slow Motion

 Imi e dor de vremurile cand timpul nu exista. Cand nu masuram viata in ore, zile si ani, ci in jocuri, veselie si mirare. Una din distractiile preferate cand eram copil era aparatul de diapozitive, pe care fratele meu, mai mare fiind, stia cum sa-l manuiasca. Era o magie: musai faceam intuneric in camera, alegeam o poveste ("Turtita fermecata" iesea castigatoare de cale mai multe ori:), potriveam filmul si cand aprindeam becul masinariei, pe perete se iveau personajele, iar povestea prindea viata.

EN: I miss the days when time was inexistent. When my life was not measured in hours, days and years, but in games, fun and amazement. One of my favorite entertainments was this machine that brought stories to life, before the TV and cartoons. My older brother knew how to use it, so we would team up and spend lovely evenings enjoying the fairytales.

 Mi-ar placea si pentru Carol sa aiba parte de o copilarie lenta si fara prea mari batai de cap. Sa se joace pe strada cu alti copii, sa alerge prin padure, sa se murdareasca de noroi si balti, sa faca oameni de zapada si sa fie totul simplu. Eu una nu imi amintesc sa fi fost intrebata prea multe cand eram copil, nu mi s-a cerut parerea despre ce vreau sa mananc sau cu ce sa ma imbrac. Sincer, nu cred ca il ajuta mult pe un copil sa fie pus sa hotarasca toate lucrurile marunte: pana la urma, mancarea e de foame si hainele pentru frig sau cald, iar un adult trebuie sa fie cel care ii da o masura si ii serveste de model.
 Pentru copiii din ziua de azi mi se pare ca timpul a inceput sa capete sens, totul e o fuga si sunt si ei prinsi in jocul stupid pe care il joaca adultii grabiti, iar anii lor simpli si fara griji se pierd si lasa urme grele, ii maturizeaza prea repede, fara sa fie de fapt cazul. Ar trebui viata sa fie tot mai simpla, dar, culmea, ne apare tot mai complicata, pentru ca ne preocupam de lucruri fara sens: mai multi bani, case mai mari, vacante mai scumpe, jucarii mai performante, telefoane mai destepte! Pe mine m-au cam pierdut vremurile...

EN: I wish for Carol to enjoy the stresless childhood we had. So he could play in the street with his friends, to run in the forest, to get muddy, to build snowmen and everything to be easy. I don't remember being asked to decide about my life when I was young: what I want to eat, what I want to get dressed with...This things were by default decided by the adults and it was just fine. It is our responsability to be the measure for the young ones.
For the kids these days I think time became to meaningfull and they got caught in the adults' rush and stupid game and their simple and most beautiful years get wasted. They grow up to fast, without a real reason. Life should get more simple, but, ironically, it feels more and more complicated, because we are worried about false things: more money, bigger houses, more expensive holidays, smarter phones! These times feel kind of strange and confusing to me, to be honest...

joi, 11 ianuarie 2018


 Nou. Din nou. E 2018, ianuarie, inceput de an si o luam de la capat. Sau de la inceput, depinde de perspectiva. Am incheiat anul cu mult fast, multe petreceri si sarbatoriri: Craciunul; ziua piticului care a implinit un an si a primit un tort pentru 2 (pana la urma, daca punem si anul in burtica, se face:); revelionul, pe care anul acesta l-am serbat cu prietenii si am fost recunoscatori sa fim impreuna (Carol a petrecut si el pana la 00:30 si mami s-a bucurat si ea de prima noapte de party dupa mult timp); iar apoi trei Ioni de celebrat. A fost multa distractie, mancare buna, plimbari, vizite, depanat de amintiri, planuri, sperante si un sentiment de innoire.
Anul care a trecut ne-a demonstrat curajul din noi si ne-a ajutat sa crestem: ca familie, ca echipa, ca persoane. Incepem incet sa ne acomodam cu viata in 3. Carol ne-a adus un dar pretios: bucuria neconditionata. Am invatat de la el sa fim perseverenti. Am invatat sa fim in permanenta miscare si schimbare: azi starea de fapt e asa, maine cine stie ce va fi. Am inteles ca avem resurse fizice si psihice mult mai puternice decat credeam.
 Multumim 2017 si bine ai venit 2018!
Urmeaza anul Cainelui de pamant in horoscopul chinezesc si probabil va fi un an potrivit pentru inradacinare si infaptuire. Asteptam cu interes sa vedem ce vom realiza si ne bucuram de perspectiva  provocarilor viitoare.

EN: New. Again. It's 2018, January, the beginning of the year and we start all over. Or we continue, depends on the perspective. We finished the year with lots of partys and celebrations: Christmas; Carol's birthday who turned one year old and received a cake for two; New Year's Eve, which we celebrated this year with dear friends (Carol partied until 00:30, so mummy enjoyed her first late evening in a long time); and then there where the three Johns to celebrate. It was a lot of fun, good food, walks, visits, memory sharing, plans, hopes and a feeling of novlety.
The year that went by proved us we are brave and helped us grow: as a family, as a team, as persons. We slowly start to get used to living as three. Carol brought us a precious gift: unconditional joy. We learned from him to be perseverent. We learned to keep moving and embrace change. We understood tat our physical and psychical resources are strong.
Thank you 2017 and welcome 2018!
Next is the year of the ground dog in the chinese horoscope and it will probably be a year of rooting and doing.

sâmbătă, 23 decembrie 2017

Winter Trippin

 Poate a venit frigul, poate padurea nu mai e verde, dar dorul de duca ne insoteste si ne da ghes, asa ca am profitat de binefacerile modernitatii si am facut o excursie pe autostrada, de la Sibiu la Deva.
EN: Maybe the cold is here, maybe the forest is no longer green, but the feeling of wandering is still animating us. So, we took advantage of the modern facilities and took a trip on the highway from Sibiu to Deva.
 Cetatea e spectaculoasa, nu atat prin constructie, cat prin amplasament: de sus, de pe dealul abrupt, am cuprins cu vederea de jur imprejur o panorama superba. La poalele dealului, orasul, apoi camp, sate, munti si cerul.
EN: The citadelle is spectacular not by the building itself, but because of the position: from the steap hill the eye is delighted with a 360 degrees beautiful view. At the feet of the hill lays the city of Deva, then come the fields, villages, mountains and the sky.
 Chiar daca la urcare cetatea era invaluita in ceata, de sus privelistea a fost minunata si desi aerul nu era prea limpede, tot am facut fotografii frumoase:)

EN: Although when we went up the citadelle was covered by fog, the view was still amazing and even if the air and the sun were not ideal for photographing, we still got some pretty memories to keep.

marți, 12 decembrie 2017

Tribal Flow

Ma opresc uneori si ma minunez de data in care ne aflam (nu data exacta, pe asta niciodata n-o stiu, pentru ca nu am obiceiul sa ma uit in calendar), de lunile multe care s-au scurs. Anul acesta a fost ca pimul an pentru mine si pentru noi si timpul s-a oprit si a inceput iar sa curga anul trecut, in 27 decembrie. De atunci parca fiecare zi a fost cat o viata intreaga, masurata prin ochii unui bebe care se transforma in copilas, in om. E uimitor de urmarit cat de rapida e evolutia copiilor in primul an si oricat de obosita m-as simti, sunt tot atat de fascinata si incantata. Desi pentru mine a fost o perioada grea si inca ma lupt cu frica de atasament, cu eul meu egoist care vrea sa ma convinga ca viata nu v-a mai fi la fel (si are dreptate, dar nu neaparat intr-un sens negativ), ma bucur de fiecare clipa. Cumva incep sa inteleg ca traim o mare aventura si e tot mai distractiv. Si incet imi regasesc ritmul si constat ca mare parte din timpul dinainte de Carol il pierdeam cu inutilitati. Am si acum suficient timp sa pictez, sa citesc, sa fac bai lungi, sa ma plimb si chiar de la o vreme sa stau in pat si sa visez cu ochii deschisi.
Anul acesta a fost inceputul maturitatii pentru mine si fiecare hop depasit m-a adus mai aproape de liniste si intelegere. Cu plans, cu impotrivire, cu nemultumire si depresie, dar toate sentimente pe care le constientiez si le tin in frau fara sa ma copleseasca.
Anul acesta ma simt norocoasa si savurez viata asa cum mi-am realizez ca e buna tare!

EN: I sometimes stop and wonder on the date (not the exact one, while I don't really check the calendar often) and the many months that went by. This year was like the first one for me and for us and time stopped and started again on the 27th December last year.Since thenit feels like each day was a full lifetime, measured through the eyes of a little baby that is turning into a chil and a man. It's amazing to watch the fast evolution and as tiring as it feels, I'm fascinated and delighted. Although for me it has been a hard time and I still fight fear of attachment, my selfish ego that wants to convince me that life will never be the same (it's true, but it's not necessarily bad), I enjoy every moment. Somehow I start to understand that we are living a great adventure and it's more and more fun. And I slowly find my rhythm and realize that before Carol I was wasting quite a lot of time doing usless things. Now I still have enough time to paint, to read, to take long baths, to walk and even since some weeks to lay in bed and daydream.
This year was the beginning of maturity for me and each obstacle conquered got me closer to peace and understanding. With crying, fighting, unhappiness and depresion, but all these are feelings that I embrace and keep under control.
This year I feel lucky and I enjoy the life I's a good one!