Dreaming of Summer

Thassos islandMaybe you are also often dreaming of summer, more often in winter…or maybe not.  I think it is not only the craziness of seaside/ocean coast holidays or the obsession to get a sexy tan that is important. I guess that the unique summer spirit is that one we have when we hear seagulls fly over our heads, when that amazing Italian ice-cream from Matera is melting on our nose..or when that summer smile of a girl/boy we like is closer than we imagined… I think Summer is a state of mind, is a love for nature in its peak beauty, a stronger desire to connect with everything around or just a magical sensation that we are eternal, be it only for three months, if we count time from the Terra point of view. Otherwise, Einstein is right – Time is an illusion. But Summer no, it has never been an illusion; it is just the personification of our most joyful dreams. The photo is mine and I leave it to you to guess where I have taken it 🙂   Happy Daydreaming !

Poate si dvs. visati cu ochii deschisi la vara, mai des in timpul sezonului rece…sau poate nu. Eu cred ca nu este vorba neaparat de nebunia vacantelor la mare/pe coasta oceanului sau obsesia noastra de a ne bronza in fiecare vara. Eu simt ca acel spirit unic de vara este acela cand auzim pescarusii zburand deasupra noastra (chiar si in Bucuresti, ce noroc avem! ), sau cand acea inghetata perfecta din Matera (credeti-ma pe cuvant) se topeste pe nasul nostru…sau cand zambetul unei persoane care ne place mult este mai aproape decat ne-am imaginat…Cred ca Vara este o stare de spirit, este dragoste pentru natura in toata splendoarea ei, o dorinta puternica de a ne conecta cu tot ce este in jurul nostru, este magica senzatie de a ne simti nemuritori, fie si doar pentru trei luni, daca luam in considerare timpul Pamantului. Altfel, Einstein are dreptate- Timpul este o iluzie. Insa Vara nu, nu a fost niciodata o iluzie, este doar personificarea viselor noastre. Poza am facut-o undeva, langa o mare si va las sa ghiciti unde 🙂 Visati cu ochii deschisi!

the perfect dedication (sorry, it’s in Romanian, but it’s amazing) – is about the funny story of a guy who works like all of us in an office every week and is tired of the city-life…So he proposes to his friends&everyone to move at the seaside, coming up with funny ideas 🙂

 

 

A modern love story

Somebody I appreciate a lot likes to write so I will publish here, step by step, a short story, written in French in the years 2000. I hope you will like it. This is the first episode 🙂

 

‘                                                      Une île – un amour pour la vie

Pablo Neruda “ Estoy mirando, oyendo, con la mitad del alma en la mar y la mitad del alma en la

                                                                             tierra, y con las dos mitades del alma miro el mundo”

     

‘’Cher Patrick,

Je ne suis pas certaine si tout est déjà finalisé ou c’est à peine maintenant que cette ‘symphonie bleue’ commence… Mais je suis convaincue que je m’en souviendrai pour toute ma vie et pour l’éternité qui viendra ensuite.

J’avais réussi à m’échapper – au moins pour une courte période de   l’été – de chez moi, de toutes les choses monotones qui me lèvent chaque matin – travail, responsabilités journalières, obligations familiales, même voisins trop insistants .… J’allais partir en vacances avec ma très bonne amie, Anne  et quitter Nice pour un temps – j’étais sûre que cela serait un joli cadeau pour moi et Anne…Cette fois, c’était un peu plus loin que j’avais imaginé   mais déjà je m’en sentais contente. Ce voyage exotique s’annonçait comme une escapade vraiment originelle  qui allait nous offrir des moments inoubliables rien que pour nous!..   Justement deux bonnes amies qui étaient prêtes à goûter une petite escapade sur une belle île, dans une maisonnette qui appartenait à un ancien ami de Anne.

La mer des Caraïbes, un tableau bleu-turquoise immense, sans égale, un soleil en or, sensuel, envoûtant, tel un fruit mûr de mangue,  des noix de coco, des glaces spécifiques – les “piraguas”, même un carnaval local tapageur et coloré  avec des danses latino et des costumes joyeux partout ……je rêvais les yeux ouverts et Anne aussi. Elle s’était séparée de son fiancé il y avait presque deux mois et alors, pour toutes les deux, faire la belle  loin de tout semblait être simplement parfait. ‘

Felicitari Andreea Mitu! Congratulations to Andreea Mitu!

 

Vesti bune din sport! Jucatoarea de tenis din Romania Andreea Cristina Mitu, 25 de ani, a castigat Turneul de Tenis Futures 2017  organizat in Antalya, Turcia. In cadrul finalei disputate astazi cu Ayla Aksu, o jucatoare de tenis a tarii gazda, Andreea a invins-o in doua seturi (6-2, 6-3).

Congratulations to Andreea Cristina Mitu, the Romanian tennis player, 25 years old, who has won today, 13th March, the Futures Tennis Championship in Antalya. Well done, Andreea and good luck for all the future 2017 tennis competitions!

http://www.tenisdecamp.ro/stiri-tenis/2017/03/andreea-mitu-castigat-turneul-futures-de-la-Antalya/

source:  http://www.tenisdecamp.ro

 

Smiley- a great Romanian artist

I am writing a short post to share with you a funny old urban song that has been re-designed by Smiley, a modern Romanian singer and composer, together with Damian Draghici, another Romanian musician.

The funnier thing is that the street appearing in the video is close to my house in Bucharest, I will be famous one day! Enjoy the song and move your body- salsa or whatever you can 🙂 Have a great week!

 

Luxembourgish reloaded!

Ech sinn Josephina an ech schwätzen Lëtzebuergesch. Funny sounds, right? It means just this:  ‘I am Josephina and I speak Luxembourgish.’ Complicated language for a little country. But still, romanticism lies in his home-nest in Luxembourg. I have the chance to discover an interesting duchy, close to the centre of Europe and support the fight against cancer thanks to a great team of people who are trying day by day to save lives. I do not know if I have discovered spontaneously Duche du Luxembourg or if it is the Duche du Luxembourg that has magically discovered me. But all I can say is that….it is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Gott beschützt dech, Lëtzebuerg!   Je te remercie pour m’avoir recue avec amitie au milieu de tes vertes collines  🙂 img_5753

Romanian Music for Europe

A new interesting duet will be the jewel with which Romania tries to impress the jury of Eurovision 2017, in Kiev. I like how it sounds, both have amazing voices, though very different. A unique combination of sounds, along with its melody and the rhythms can bring Romania a beautiful surprise this year, at least in my opinion. The singers are Ilinca and Alex, fresh and talented artists and I wish them heartily the best of luck this year in the music competition and to bring home a prize! Go go go Romania!!

You have below their original music composition:

1 Martie – Martisorul 1st of March-day of Romanian Martisor

Indiferent care este adevarata poveste a Martisorului, cred ca este important sa putem intampina ziua de 1 martie cu inima plina de bucurie si speranta, stiind ca Iarna va ceda locul Primaverii si ne va aduce soarele, cel putin in suflet. In opinia mea, primavara este cel mai frumos anotimp, apreciat dintotdeauna de toti artistii din lume. Poate nu e vorba de ghioceii, primele flori ce apar inca de sub gheata, de vremea care devine mai placuta, de frunzele verzi si florile parfumate sau de starea noastra de spirit care tinde sa o imite pe cea a naturii..Poate e muzica silentioasa a padurilor, tumultul raurilor de munte sau scoicile ce revin la viata, de sub nisipul in care au dormit peste iarna. Primavara este natura in extaz emotional, care ne ofera an de an spectacole minunate…si nu este vorba doar de ciresii din Japonia..Intreaga planeta ofera un spectacol minunat, oriunde ne-am afla primavara. Sa incercam sa descoperim un loc nou in aceasta primavara. Poate o localitate pitoreasca, langa mare sau un oras vechi si romantic ori un loc special unde sa putem admira primavara fara a trebui sa mai facem altceva. Chiar daca suntem ocupati sau grabiti, daca  locuim in cele mai aglomerate orase sau intr-un satuc de munte, e pacat sa ignoram darul de pret al naturii . Oriunde sunt ghiocei, copaci, pasari, soare si nori, rauri sau fantani, flori si gradini care traiesc pentru noi, pentru a ne face fericiti, in fiecare primavara. Va doresc tuturor sa simtiti aceasta fericire in suflete in aceasta noua primavara si sa o pastrati acolo pentru tot restul anului.

The 1st of March is a special day in Romania and also in other countries of the region. The tradition is that women of all ages receive a small symbol of spring, called Martisor, that has a red&a white thread. Then they should wear it every day to be healthy and happy for the rest of the year.  I think that we should all welcome the 1st of March with joy and hope in our hearts, knowing that Spring will bring back the Sun, in our hearts and all around us. I hope that, even if you are busy and stuck in your city or have the luck to travel somewhere these weeks, you can keep the Spring in your hearts, whatever you do. And even if spring itself ends after some months, I wish all of you to remember its energy, force and charm for the rest of the year. Have a happy and blessed Spring!

http://legendeleromanilor.ro/2012/02/legenda-martisorului/