duminică, 18 martie 2018
vineri, 16 martie 2018
EN: I said it before, I think, that once the weather becomes warmer, it feels like time starts to run. Maybe because we have more and more activities and we spend more time outdoors.
EN: Because the sun had a warm smile this week, we decided to celebrate it with a walk in the nature and it proved a really good idea: the first plants woke to life and gave us joy through their vibrant green. Nettles, Stellaria media, cleaver, elf's cups (the so tasty early spring mushrooms, that we enjoyed for the first time). From now on the forest "market" will get richer and thus I try to learn as much as possible about the fascinating world of plants, be them medicinal or edible. As Hippocrates put it: "may your food be your medicine and your medicine food".
Am profitat si de vizita in capitala si am ajuns la Muzeul tehnic Bucuresti, care ne-a transpus in lumea fizicii, a inventiilor, un univers science fiction guvernat de legi pe care le cunoastem prea putin, din pacate.
EN: We took advantage of our trip to the capital and went to The Museum of technique, where we were transported into the world of physics, of invention, a sci-fi universe, governed by laws we saw little understand.
sâmbătă, 3 martie 2018
EN: Just when I was enjoying the pause moments, sincerely, but still with a small thought of boredom in the back of my mind, we got a news that made us happy: we were invited to a martisor fair, organized for the employees of a big company, in Bucharest. We said yes and went straight to work, while the tie was short. Luckily my sick hand was cooperative and i could paint, so we went prepared. because the weather forecast was frightening and we didn't want to take any chances, we decided to leave Carol with his grandparents. It was a decision that made me a little nervous, because it would have been the first time we let him overnight (actually for 5 nights). It was so good and so we ended a big chapter: from now on baby can spend time away from mom and dad and have fun while doing it! Yupii! This trip to Bucharest felt like a holiday and I enjoyed my time off from being a mom:)) I didn't sleep as much as I thought I would, but it felt refreshing to eat in my own rhythm, to sleep with no interruption and to simply not think of anyone else but me. But we did miss the little one and the return was so sweet (it took him some time to reconnect with us and we realize babies are highly adaptable to the person taking care of them, as long as they feel safe and loved).
luni, 12 februarie 2018
Ce bine ca e iarna! Ce bine ca suntem in Bucovina si ne bucuram de zapada! E locul perfect in care sa incetinim ritmul zilelor si pentru mine, asa incapacitata cum sunt si asa lenta cum ma simt, era chiar nevoie sa ne oprim. Imi dau seama ca m-am obisnuit sa fac multe lucruri si necesare si ne-necesare si sa imi petrec prea putin timp gandindu-ma, visand, stand pur si simplu. Nu pot spune ca nu imi alocam timp pentru mine, dar tot timpul trebuia utilizat cu un scop. Minunat moment de reflectie o boala si mai ales una care ma impiedica de la "trebaluiala". Cred ca m-am prins mult in plasa lui "a face" si acum, pentru ca nu pot, din cand in cand ma apuca o stare de panica: ce fac, imi irosesc timpul si pana mi se va vindeca mana o sa treaca multe saptamani de stat degeaba. Cumva e o tara a societatii actuale: eficienta, care ne-a acaparat nu doar serviciul ci si vietile personale. Chiar si vacantele trebuie sa fie eficiente, bine planificate...Nu suntem capabili sa ne luam cu adevarat o pauza, pana cand corpul isi ia singur, din pacate, prin vreo boala sau un accident. Subconstientul are puterea de a ne slabi vigilenta si asta ne predispune la accidente.
Mi-ar placea anul acesta sa il dedic incetinirii rotii. Sa pictez incet, cu schite, sa fac lucrurile pe indelete, din placerea de a le face, sa am puterea sa nu mai anticipez, sa iau lucrurile pe rand, cu bucurie...Undeva, pe drumul maturitatii, mi se pare ca am pierdut din bucurie si ce fac a devenit inertial. Ce bine ca a venit Carol ca sa ne aminteasca sa ne minunam si sa radem:)
EN: It's good winter has arrived! It's good we are in the north, in the real Winterland and we can enjoy the snow! It is the perfect place to slow the pace and for me, being in one hand and moving so heavy, a stop was needed. I realize that I got used to doing so many things, needed and not and to spend so little thinking, dreaming, simply not doing. I can't say that I didn't allow myself me time, but every moment had to be spent with a purpose. Great moment for reflection such an illness, especially this one that stops me from working. I believe I was very caught in the "doing" net and now, because I can't do, I panic every day: I'll waste so many weeks until my hand heals...It is a disease of today's society, efficiency, that has taken not only our work but our personal lives. We can't really take a break, even holidays need to be "purposey", but sometimes the body just takes a break, be it an illness or an accident. I think the subconscious has the power to weaken our awareness and this makes us more vulnerable to injuries.
I would like to dedicate this year to slowing down the wheel. To paint slow, to draw sketches, to make things step by step, for the pleasure of making, to have the power to not anticipate, to live day by day, with joy. Somewhere, on the road to adulthood I lost a part of the happiness and it feels like living has become inertial. It's good Carol has arrived to remind us to laugh and enjoy the ride:)
sâmbătă, 3 februarie 2018
Inceputul acesta de an si cu precadere ultimele zile care s-au scurs au fost un prilej bun pentru introspectie. Prin natura sa intunecata, in perioada aceasta mi se pare ca viata s-a desfasurat mai mult pe plan interior. Zilele scurte si noptile lungi mi-au cazut greu pe suflet si mintea a fabricat tot soiul de monstri. Noroc ca de vreo doua zile a iesit soarele si e mai bine.
Probabil aveam si eu nevoie de aceasta pauza, desi nu e modul ideal de mi-o lua. Acum va trebui sa incerc sa imi gasesc rabdarea si linistea si sa opresc roata de ganduri negre.