Category Archives: Invisible stories

Seas move away

“Seas move away, why not lovers? The harbours of Ephesus, the rivers of Heraclitus disappear and are replaced by estuaries of silt. The wife of Candaules becomes the wife of Gyges. Libraries burn.”
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

Michael Ondaatje’s words are plain wizardry about visible wars and the invisible, the ones we battle everyday with us, shadows, dust and smoke. Nobody has molded love and life in such astounding stories.

He was born on the 12th of September, 79 years ago, in Sri Lanka.

Art by Vincent van Gogh.

To Read

“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”
William Faulkner

Art – Reading by Lamplight – George Clausen (1852–1944)

Perfume is the memory of a feeling

Welcome to the world of perfumes!

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Discover a collection of fragrances that are sure to make an impression. Each perfume embodies its own distinctive personality…
While each scent is unique, they are all a perfect reminder of a moment.

Express your own personality with scent. May we suggest our amaranthine Lemon Noir? Accented with black cherries and saffron, this scent draws you in with a rush of seductive roses and jasmine. Then its heart is revealed, a trail of bergamot, a bouquet of oranges, lemons, vanilla and sandalwood.

Perfumes smell great, but they also make the world more interesting, more beautiful. And that’s what you want to radiate when you wear the right perfume. Of course it should smell good, but it should also speak to your own unique personality. That’s what our expert fragrance advisors are here for. They’re always happy to help you find the perfect scent, one that will make a first impression as memorable as the last. Your friends will wonder what smells so good when they catch a whiff of your new perfume, and your loved ones will always know when you’ve returned home by following their noses to find you there. It’s all about making things special for both you and those around you. So where do you start? It starts with our personal fragrance advisors at Sephora. They’ll introduce you to classic fragrances and timeless scents, new reaches in perfumery by talented niche perfumers working outside the mainstream. They can help you find a fragrance family or love affair that speaks to who you are and how you want others to see you.

Perfume is the memory of a feeling. Our perfumes are designed to enhance your aura and help you bring more out of life. From sophisticated to sporty, floral to fruity, enjoy the widest selection of perfume brands in the world and news ways to discover your right scent. Shop our perfume store to find your next memorable fragrance. – Lemon Noir

Happy Mărțișor everyone!

“Mărțișor is an old tradition celebrated all over Romania every year, on March 1st.
The name Mărțișor is a diminutive of March (Martie in Romanian). It is believed that the person who wears the red and white string would enjoy a prosperous and healthy year.”

Photo – Willy Pragher, Jecinci, Ig_Basarabia

Mărțișor was inscribed in 2017 on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Love nebula

“Tenderness is the currency of love”

I believe that above everything there hovers a Nebula of love.
And randomly, one builds a stairway to the nebula and starts throwing buckets of love to you.

Because it is sweet and warm, you confuse it with wild rain drops in midsummer or huge snowflakes or just candy floss.

Whenever I feel the beautiful rain and the snowflakes thawing fire on my cheek, I’ll know you’re there in the nebula, dumping buckets full of love in my head…

Featured on Medium/ the Blue Insights publication.
https://medium.com/blueinsight/love-nebula-2c4097008761

Art – Haruyo Morita, Love Letter. Source: Facebook

Pay with a poem!

Multiple facets
of benevolence, friendship and kindness
have been engraved
on my heart
whose green veins tremble
with happiness and delight
at seeing, reading and admiring
your exquisite words-of-art and flowing imagery
Here … on Blue Insights.

Your minds drew letters
Upon my soul
I will wear them always
To humble and subdue
All the shimmers of the world.

This is my modest “payment” for the beauty and joy you have given me through knowing you and your beautiful art and my “currency” in thanking you for reading, appreciating and highlighting my words.

© Iulia Halatz
Co-author of Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, available on Amazon and Kindle.
Thank you for reading!

Featured on Blue Insights, a Medium publication.

Art – Christian Schloe. Source: Pinterest

Just a star

I want
Just a star
And then we are
The stars that twinkle
Close to the heart
Of snowy, blizzardy winter
arrested in the wish
Of never-ending shine.

Happy never-ending shine
of winter
and precious gifts!

© Iulia Halatz
Co-author of Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, available on Amazon and Kindle.
Thank you for reading!

Art – Jessica Boehman. Source: Pinterest

Also featured on Medium.com, the Blue Insights publication.

Loving

He is fairer than Spring,
Wiser than my unread library,
Tenderer than a feather
in the newly-stirred autumn wind.

“I tell you, the more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
Vincent Van Gogh

© Iulia Halatz
Co-author of Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, available on Amazon and Kindle.
Thank you, Ivette, for publishing my story!

Also featured at Poetry’s Home, a Medium publication.

Art – — Vincent van Gogh. Source: Pinterest