Legendary lands

“Legendary lands and places are of various kinds and have only one characteristic in common: whether they depend on ancient legends whose origins are lost in the mists of time or whether they are an effect of a modern invention, they have created flows of belief.”- Umberto Eco, The Book of Legendary Lands

The flows of belief are strictly to the core derived from one gulp of air that is tastier and milder than roses’ perfume. What if to weave something that would transport us into the fallacy of an unknown nebula hovering around and yet appealing with secret smells and colors, foods and spices.

The utopian allure is greatly mystifying and powerless in the light of the real. Even the prosperous magic country of the beautiful and kind Phaeacians turned to shreds in the morning when Odysseus woke up to find himself in his beloved Ithaca.

“Often the object of a desire, when desire is transformed into hope, becomes more real than reality itself. Out of a hope in a possible future, many people are prepared to make enormous sacrifices, and maybe even die, led on by prophets, visionaries, charismatic preachers, and spellbinders who fire the minds of their followers with the vision of a future heaven on Earth (or elsewhere).”

Let the legendary land engulf you. Be drowned into it, breathe in the smells, the oddities and the illusion, sing to its music but then leave it. As one cannot buy the perfumes of Samarkand and prepare for the dreary winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art – The Road to Samarkand by Thomas Thiermeyer.

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Ephemeral

“What would I do without the absurd and the ephemeral?”
Frida Kahlo

 

Art by Frida Kahlo.

 

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Engleza de joi/ Fuse

Fuse = a long piece of string or paper which is lit to make a bomb or a firework explode.

“The Possible’s slow fuse is lit
By the Imagination.” – Emily Dickinson

 

 

Art by Alphonse Mucha.

 

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One Lovely Blog Award! #1

2017.The Year of the Lovely Stories and Lovely Encounters

Few moons back and many brighter days, the amazing BE KITSCHIG– BE NICE! BE GREEN! BE KITSHIG! has nominated my blog for the One Lovely Blog Award.

BE KITSCHIG is a lovely & shimmering foundation for glamorous glittery stories and quotes you could not but LOVE! Here is one – “In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous!” We have some things in common –  I am green and glittery ❤

My mind is now full of apologies as I let time pass before writing this happy post in thanking the Lovely BE KITSCHIG for this nomination. All the people behind their amazing blogs and crafty words are lovely and wonderful. All they write is in betrayal of the beauty in our souls that enlightens and creates happiness.

I would like to nominate everybody for their lovely, lovely words and feelings as all the people that I have met here have touched my soul and changed something in me. I have learned a lot and become more than I have ever thought I could be.

These are the lovely nominees and please remember that everybody is invited to this “movable feast”.

Please note you are under no obligation by my nominating you. This is just a token of my appreciation for your amazing work and words.

https://randomrantsruminationsramblings.wordpress.com/

http://lyndurante.com/

https://daisymae2017.wordpress.com/

https://tropicalaffair.me/

https://mitchteemley.com/

https://hasidic.me/

https://hillsofherchastity.wordpress.com/

https://yassy66.wordpress.com/

https://grumpytyke.com/

https://ebayism.wordpress.com/

https://sweetdevil69.wordpress.com/

https://territoridel900.wordpress.com/

https://chapeblog.com/

https://earthpages.wordpress.com/

https://inspiresn.wordpress.com/

The rules:

  • Thank the person that nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Display the award on your post of the award.
  • List seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers for this award and comment on one of their posts to let them know you have nominated them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And my trivialities:

I was born under the star sign of Gemini, so there are 2 people inside me: one Before Coffee and one After Coffee.
I used to have 5 wisdom teeth, all of them popping up at the same time. After this whenever I was trying to impress my audience with some straightforward words of wisdom, they say that maybe it was not such a good idea to take the fifth one out.
I wear 40 for footwear (9.5 US size) and 41 for roller-skates (and I am not that tall). Some simpletons might say I don’t need skis. I don’t. I only have cross-country skis, which are supposed to be longer and I couldn’t possibly beat this.

Everything can be solved after (or during) a ride in the park with my lovely bicycle. Most of my poetry has been written there.

Music must have been the food of the Gods. Being humble and an earthling, I just try to live on music and eat as little as possible. When feeling hungry as hell I can see the huge gap between us and the Gods.

The greatest fun is to laugh at myself with myself and some randomly carefully chosen earthlings. I have yet to find better jokes or better humour than the real life humour of the clumsiest green scatterbrain nice person.

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Love is the fifth season

Love is the fifth season
It starts in March
With shines of longer days,
guarding the waters more.

It moves along with
greens and joys of May.
It flourishes above the lilacs
And with you I sleep
Amidst lilies-of-the-valley…

It drifts down July dusks
Colored in bluish touches.
……………………………………………
October is the beginning of times
Cutting edges and bringing back
Memories of youth.
Now it is the season to embrace
The truth…

This is an old poem from year 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art by Viktor Vasnetsov.

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Engleza de joi/ Falsehood

Falsehood = the state of being untrue.

It is astonishing what force, purity and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
Margaret Fuller

 

 

Art by Anne Sophie Petersen.

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Don’t bend

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art by Vladimir Kush.

 

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Dark chant

“My whole being is a dark chant
which will carry you
perpetuating you
to the dawn of eternal growths and blossoming
in this chant I sighed you sighed
in this chant
I grafted you to the tree to the water to the fire.”

Forugh Farrokhzad, excerpt from “Another Birth”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art by Masayasu Yoshida.

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Engleza de joi/ Moonbeam

Moonbeam = a ray of light from the moon.

“Memories are like moonbeams, we do with them what we will.” – Bobby Darrin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art – A Midsummer Night’s Dream by John Ferguson Weir.

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A shark tale

“Back in the days when storytelling was the main form of entertainment, tales of mythical creatures abounded. Today we seem to indulge in the mere scraps of what was once an epic feast of legend.”

In this modern age, there appears another mythical creature, the shark, a protean-like coiling in the grass type of snake, ready to turn your business proceedings and agreements into dust with swift smooth-tongued, loaded Questions…

As an entrepreneur I have started small. I am still small fish and I deal with sharks, corporate companies. I have created my ‘corporate’ culture from scratch, and I have developed my business solely through growth hacking.
What I have learned when trying to impose my imaginative but new small company culture to the sophisticated corporates is to strike gold, provided you know who you are and consequently, the “protocol” to offer and create huge amounts of Value and solve problems.The more problems you solve the better you speak the shark tongue.

Tim Ferriss once said, “A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.”

Sharks’ words are never comfortable as they know no mercy and smell fear and disorder from afar. Whomever has never been told that his/her products or services are useless doesn’t know how to shine a carefully chosen smile in the face of the creature with disposable teeth, and sink into the right order of things. Which is, there are other sharks. But when a big shark says to you, you are no good, then you are (good), because you are there sharing the same table, conference room and presentation…On this gleeful occasion I am thanking all the sharks in my life, the ones who have taught me to smile at the glint of rejection, and the ones who have taught me that

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield

Besides trading my help for their help, I will thank them all in a more personalized manner.

 

 

Art by Michael Sowa.

 

 

 

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