“Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.”
— Mark Z. Danielewski
Art – Andrei Shishkin
Source – Pinterest
Today there is received
The Word of Words
The clouds of the blue
The Fern Flower
The treasure lost
in the deep of the seven mountains…
Your letter makes me
above the moon
throngs of dreams
to summer lands
Taking me away…
© Iulia Halatz
Art by Jackie Morris. Source: Pinterest
“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
Art by Anton Pieck.
Yesterday I encountered the most beautiful magnolia. It looked unreal.
I once wrote that, when looking at the magnolia flowers, I understand why in fairytales, the princess asks for a twig with flowers… in midwinter.
Now, in midspring, they are surely flawless.
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“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
– Pablo Neruda
Photos by me taken in the Herăstrău park, Bucharest.
“You’re a fire person. What you’re most like is marsh-fire; (…) you got witch-oil in your soul.”
– Philip Pullman, Northern Lights
Art by Michael Cheval.
“To rest was to receive all aspects of the world without judgment.”
– Michael Ondaatje
Art – Marcel Rieder
“In Our Woods, Sometimes a Rare Music
I hear the thrush singing
in the glowing woods
he is only passing through.
His voice is deep,
then he lifts it until it seems
to fall from the sky.
I am thrilled.
I am grateful.
Then, by the end of morning,
he’s gone, nothing but silence
out of the tree
where he rested for a night.
And this I find acceptable.
Not enough is a poor life.
But too much is, well, too much.
Imagine Verdi or Mahler
every day, all day.
It would exhaust anyone.”
Mary Oliver – A Thousand Mornings.
Art – Adele Karmazyn
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
On this day, I am happy and grateful for the toil and endeavours of the many women along history, without the efforts of whom I could not have been what I have become: a strong woman with choices. I was able to choose to study, to have a career, to write my bold words, to vote and to be voted for.
A merry day for all the women of this world!
I illustrate with a picture of one of my favourite artists: Remedios Varo