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sâmbătă, 14 octombrie 2017

The Rich and Beautiful Fall

 Zilele trecute am fost invitati de Asociatia Job in Sibiu sa ajutam la infrumusetarea scolii din Zlagna, proiectul lor de suflet.
Probabil ca n-am fi avut altfel ocazia sa ajungem pe unul dintre cele mai frumoase meleaguri pe care le-am vizitat: Valea Hartibaciului.

EN: A few days ago we were invited by the Job in Sibiu organization to help them with one of their projects: the school in Zlagna village, where they built a playground for the poor children who study there.
It was a great opportunity for us to travel to one of the most beautiful areas we've been to: the Hartibaciu river Valley.
 Norocul ne-a suras sub forma unei zile calde si insorite de toamna, a carei lumina ne-a rasplatit cu privelisti de vis: biserici fortificate ascunse printer dealurile acoperite cu paduri de rubin si muntii incarcati cu prima zapada, in fundal. De vis!

EN: The lovely autumn sun blessed our journey and we got the chance to view wonderful landscapes: old fortified churches hidden between hills covered in colored forests and the tall snowy mountains in the background. Dreamy!

 La scoala am avut ca misiune pictarea peretilor din gangul de la intrare: am ales sa personificam ziua, noaptea si anotimpurile si copiii, care au urmarit pas cu pas procesul au fost incantati de rezultat.

EN: At school, our mission was to paint the entrance walls, so we chose to transform the day, the night and the four seasons into some fantastic fairies. The children watched the whole process and were delighted.






sâmbătă, 30 septembrie 2017

Patience


N-am banuit si nu ma asteptam ca perioada aceasta a proaspetei maternitati sa fie atat de marcata de cunoasterea de mine. Si chiar daca fiecare zi pentru mine a fost sub semnul unei lupte, un zbucium si o pendulare intre agonie si extaz, fara nicio exagerare, incet invat sa ma bucur de ea si sa primesc fiecare zi ca pe o lectie necesara, o investitie intr-un viitor linistit. Si nu doar invat, ca pe o lectie dintr-un manual pe care o stiu pe de rost, ci chiar inteleg intern ca totul curge. Azi, dupa nopti de oboseala, plansete, zbatere si negura, imi dau seama ca e bine; ca fizic sunt bine si pot duce mult, desi pentru mine socul a fost mare, mai ales ca pana acum viata mi-a fost lina, previzibila si comoda; ca lucrurile se schimba mereu si situatiile, oricat de urate si grele par, nu sunt pentru totdeauna; ca rabdarea nu e doar un cuvant ci o practica continua: "nu pana la prasit, ci pana la sfarsit"; ca pana la urma alegem sa pastram in fotografii doar momentele placute, asa ca si in memorie tot ele trebuie sa ocupe locul, restul clipelor sa fie mici secunde care oricum trec.

EN: I didn't suspect and wasn't expecting that this times of fresh motherhood would be so filled with awarness. And even if every day for me has been a struggle, between agony and extazy, with no exageration, I slowly learn to enjoy it and receive each day as a necessary lesson, an investment in my peaceful future. And it's not just learning this by heart, like a lesson from a book, but it's about understanding that everything flows. Today, after nights of tiredness, crying, darkness, I see that I'm fine; that fizically I am ok and I can handle it, although the shock was a great one for me who I was accustomed with a confortable life; that patience is not just a word, but a continuess practice, till the very end; that after all we choose to take photos of the pleasant moments, so those are the times that should fill our memory.
 Foto: Alexandru Dragoiu dragoiu.weebly.com

Foto: Alexandru Dragoiu dragoiu.weebly.com

duminică, 24 septembrie 2017

A Moment


For the Love of Forest

 Cel mai frumos moment, pe care il asteptam cu bucurie in fiecare toamna, e sezonul ciupercilor. Imi place mult padurea toamna, mai ales dupa ploaie, cand pamantul emana parfumul frunzelor amestecate cu pamant si crengi.
Anul acesta a fost mai secetos, dar prima plimbare ne-a adus roade bune: am gasit tot soiul de bureti comestibili si ne-am umplut plamanii cu aerul proaspat.

EN: One of the best moments of tthe year is the mushroom season, which brings joy every autumn. I love the forest, especially after the rain, when the smell of dried leaves, dirt and branches lingers in the air.
This year has been quite draughty, but we still found many types of edible mushrooms and the first autumn walk was such a pleasure.


Ce nu am  gatit imediat, am pus la pastrare pentru a savura si la iarna gustul padurii: antipasti de hribi, palaria sarpelui uscata, zacusca de ghebe, vinetele si galbiori, trambita- piticului si hribi uscate.
EN: What we didn't cook to eat right away, we canned so we can enjoy the taste of the forest in winter too.

vineri, 8 septembrie 2017

In the Attick


Ultimele saptamani ni le-am petrecut in Sibiu, oras in care ne-am hotarat sa petrecem iarna si daca lucrurile se asaza poate mai mult timp. Asa ca la sfarsit de saptamana am fost invitati la prima petrecere privata la care am tinut ateliere.
EN: We spent last weeks in Sibiu, the city where we plan to spend the winter and if things work out well, more time. So in the weekend we were invited with our workshops at our first private party.
Pentru ca vremea a fost nehotarata, activitatile le-am desfasurat in pod si ne-am distrat de minune. Copiii, ca de obicei, veseli si interesati, au tras cu arcul, au pictat si au incheiat cu o sesiune distractiva de karaoke.
Because the weather was undecided, we held the activities in the attick and had a great time. The children, happy as usual, were excited by the archery and painted beautiful necklaces and earrings. We ended the evening with a karaoke session.