New Horizon

Is Winter, is cold and is rain,

Through all our feelings. And nights

Are  coming to paint all the same 

With shadows, by sparks moon on lights. 

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Nottinghamshire, UK

Is question, is mind and is hope

Through all our thinking about.

Embracing the faith tight and cope

With life’s answers given to doubt.  

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Nottingham , UK

While digging the silence  and mind

I’m striving to see  eyes of truth.

I’m watching through space and regard

All mornings, fountains of   the  youth. 

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Dubai, Arab Emirates

 

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Bucharest, Romania

 

 

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Derby, UK

 

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Deva, Romania

 

(https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/new-horizon/)

Narrow

“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”  –  Henry David Thoreau

 

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Sibiu – Romania

 

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Rome – Italy 

 

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Deva – Romania

 

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Nottingham  – United Kingdom

 

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Lahore – Pakistan

 

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Rome – Italy

 

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Belfast – United Kingdom
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Islamabad – Pakistan
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Chesterfield – United Kingdom

 

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Nottingham – United Kingdom

 

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Rome – Italy
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Hunza Valley – Pakistan

 

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Hunedoara – Romania

 

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Islamabad – Pakistan

 

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Nottingham – United Kingdom

 

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Nottingham – United Kingdom

 

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Islamabad – Pakistan
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Nottingham – United Kingdom
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Bucharest – Romania
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Hunza Valley – Pakistan
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Mansfield – United Kingdom
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Rawalpindi – Pakistan
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Rome – Italy
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Dubai –  United Arab Emirates

 

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Nottingham – United Kingdom
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Belfast – United Kingdom

Live your beautiful life! While there is life, there is hope! 

In response to The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Narrow

Detalii

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Cu pașii mărunți, căutând un punct de reper, Silvia își plimba  toate dorurile care i-au mai rămas pe holul  lung al casei. Era  aici de prea multă vreme ca să mai indrăznească măcar să viseze…

Lăsase în urmă anii  petrecuți în spital. Povestește cu bucurie cum lucrase ca și asistentă medicală toată viața.  Era o strălucire plină de grație în ochii ei. Și în timp ce  șirul povestirii  rătăcea frumos în trecut, câteva lacrimi se iviră timide în colțul ochilor. Silvia se opri la un moment dat și privindu-mă  adânc   exclamă straniu: Am sentimentul că te cunosc, cu siguranță ne-am întâlnit cândva. Un sentiment de deja vu mă curtase din prima clipă petrecută în salon cu Silvia. Am zâmbit plin de umor:  Inima îmi spune că suntem cu siguranță rude de sânge. Un zâmbet larg înflorește pe față femeii.

Nu a avut niciodată ocazia să întâlnească familia tatălui sau alte neamuri de pe plaiurile mioritice.  Auzise că va veni o nouă asistentă care este din România și a ținut cu orice preț să mă întâlnească.  Cu nerăbdarea aceea copilăroasă.  

Și în următoarele zile ne-am pierdut fericite în amintiri, zâmbete, dorințe, vise, trăiri… Detalii de viață…  Planuri… Multe planuri! 

 Și apoi a urmat să împlinim un vis vechi, care deja se pierduse în ecoul timpului. Silvia dorise să vadă măcar o data Bucureștiul.  Nu a reușit niciodată.  Întâi a fost teama de a explora.   În România  era comunism și media ajuta din plin la înrăutățirea imaginii.  Apoi s-a așternut neputința… Căsnicia… Copiii…  Slujba… Toate au consumat-o …  Și a sfârșit aici, izolată într-un trist care home.  Plânge… Plânge mai mereu, dar rămâne optimistă.  Știe și înțelege… Soțul a decedat cu ceva ani în urmă. Copiii au eșuat la câteva capitole ale vieții iar Silvia a trebuit să vândă casa ca să-i salveze.  Așa este realitatea… viața nu este dreaptă…  Așa-i spunea mereu tatăl ei, care fusese pilot de aviație și care, o dată cu războiul venise din România și a rămas definitiv în UK.  

Azi Silvia admite că niciodată nu este prea târziu… A început să viseze iar. Este fericită… A văzut Bucureștiul… Și-a împlinit visul…   A pășit pe pământ românesc.  Ne îmbrățișăm într-o caldă armonie familiară. Restul sunt detalii, foarte importante de altfel, care fac parte din trăire… Și planificăm să împlinim următorul vis al Silviei… În detalii…

Niciodată nu este prea târziu să îți împlinești un vis!

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Abstract

Abstract art has come into being as a necessary expression of the feelings and thoughts of our age; it has added new dimensions to creative painting.  – Leonard Brooks

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Kings Mill Reservoir, Sutton in Ashfield, UK

 

We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art. – Salvador Dali 

 

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Quarry Lane, Mansfield, UK

You can’t look at abstract art without thinking.  Patricia Cole- Ferullo 

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Quarry Lane, Mansfield, UK

 

Abstraction is an esoteric language.- Eric Fischl  

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Bucharest, Romania

Abstract art is a fundamental distrust of the theory of reality concocted by the eyes.  Robert Brault 

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Vicar Water Country Park, Clipstone, UK

Abstract Art… is part of the constant change and vital searching that energizes every true art.-  Leonard Brooks 

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Nottingham, UK

By object is meant some element in the complex whole that is defined in abstraction from the whole of which it is a distinction.- John Dewey 

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Bucharest, Romania

In every landscape should reside jewels of abstract art waiting to be discovered. – Melissa Brown

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Nottingham, UK

In the process of making a painting in an abstract way, the painter is in search of a reality. Not one of realistic objects, but of the complete end result. The painting is experienced as a whole, and must evoke in the painter the absolute conviction that this is how it should be and no other way. – Paul Burlin 

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Crooked Spire Church, Chesterfield, UK

The abstract nature of reality is the source of beauty.- William DeRaymond 

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Pakistan Monument, Islamabad, Pakistan

The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes and, ironically, the more real. – Lucian Freud 

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Bucharest, Romania

We commonly call it abstraction, when now it is really nothing more than extrapolation. And yet it goes on.  John Gargano 

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Deva, Romania

Live your beautiful life! 

While there is life, there is hope! 

Weekly photo challenge: Abstract

Spring glances from Bucharest

Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.  – Constantin Brancusi

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Insomnia is a vertiginous lucidity that can convert paradise itself into a place of torture.

Emil Cioran

However much I have frequented the mystics, deep down I have always sided with the Devil; unable to equal him in power, I have tried to be worthy of him, at least, in insolence, acrimony, arbitrariness and caprice. – Emil Cioran

I lost my sleep, and this is the greatest tragedy that can befall someone. It is much worse than sitting in prison. –  Emil Cioran

 

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Architecture is inhabited sculpture. Constantin Brancusi

There hasn’t been any art yet. Art is just beginning. –  Constantin Brancusi

To see far is one thing, going there is another.  – Constantin Brancusi

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Don’t look for obscure formulas or mystery in my work. It is pure joy that I offer you. Look at my sculptures until you see them. Those closest to God have seen them. – Constantin Brancusi

Theories are patterns without value. What counts is action. – Constantin Brancusi

What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things… it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface. – Constantin Brancusi

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We are afraid of the enormity of the possible. – Emile M. Cioran 

Consciousness is much more than the thorn, it is the dagger in the flesh.-  Emile M. Cioran

Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one’s self by entering into the real sense of things.-  Constantin Brancusi

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Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.  – Emile M. Cioran

The Universal view melts things into a blur. –  Emile M. Cioran

One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland – and no other. –  Emile M. Cioran

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A golden rule: to leave an incomplete image of oneself.  – Emile M. Cioran

Chaos is rejecting all you have learned, chaos is being yourself. –  Emile M. Cioran

No one can enjoy freedom without trembling. – Emile M. Cioran

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What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name – and moving on. Emile M. Cioran

Anyone who speaks in the name of others is always an imposter.  – Emile M. Cioran

You live in your sphere’s narrowness
And luck rules over you –
But in my steady world I feel
Eternal, cold and true!
– Mihai Eminescu 

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Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.
~Elie Wiesel(Romanian born American Writer. Nobel Prize for Peace in 1986)

Only one enemy is worse than despair: indifference. In every area of human creativity, indifference is the enemy; indifference of evil is even worse than evil, because it is also sterile. – Elie Wiesel 

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Only truthful hands write true poems. I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.  – Paul Celan

The heart hid still in the dark, hard as the Philosopher’s Stone. – Paul Celan

Poetry is a sort of homecoming. –  Paul Celan

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Every religion implies that it treats the problem of being and non being, life and death. Their languages are different, but they speak about the same things. – Mircea Eliade

The post-totalitarian malady has taken its most acute form in Romania. And it has taken place for very specific reasons. The repression here has been more cruel, more brutal, than in other states caught in the inferno of a ‘socialist paradise.’  – Octavian Paler

And so it is when passion’s fled
Lost in the depths of night,
The light of our love, now dead,
Still haunts us in its flight.
– Mihai Eminescu, To the Star 

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Whether religion is man-made is a question for philosophers or theologians. But the forms are man-made. They are a human response to something. As a historian of religions, I am interested in those expressions.  – Mircea Eliade

A heart of my people’s great heart;
I sing of its love and its hate;
The part that you play is the fire’s; my part
Is that of the wind; you’re mate
In all that’s decided by Fate.
– George Cosbuc, “The Poet”

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The shore is an upright gallows
And poison drips
From the leaking roof of eventide.
A new ship, far away, groping for light
And silence, passes majestically the bridge;
Soldiers stand by, mute guardians of tranquility
~Nicolae Sirius, The soul in words

https://simonaprill.com/2015/09/03/some-beautiful-glances-from-bucharest/

Romania smiles in our Future

As a Mother, the Home Land embraces all her sons… With smiles in the sunny days, with hided tears in the hardest ones… Happy to see all the happiness around, sad when miss the sights of loved ones… 

Our… Is the race… Running through the days to catch the light of happiness… A good race… A bad one… Thousands and thousands of ways and paths of thinking… Learning from the past.. Working on the day… Looking forward for a brighter future… With Hopes for our Sons. 

Let’s talk about the Future! We never know what is going to bring the next day… We only know what hope we have for tomorrow.   A Hope which is embroidered with our dreams… with our smiles… And definitely, Romania smiles  in our Future! 

 

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

 Nelson Mandela 

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“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt 

 

 

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“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”

George Washington Carver

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future