duminică, 29 mai 2016
vineri, 27 mai 2016
EN: Although the first part of this year went by quickly, filled with new people, interesting projects and events, like a sort of buzz that accelerated the natural rhythm of the days, since a while I find myself surrounded by a sweet and pleasant feeling of "slowliness", that doesn't make time go by slower, but gives me peace and quiet. I still paint a lot, but I have better results and no more feeling of deadline or some sort of punishment if I don't finish "in time". We spend so much time being "busy" as if we have to always do something, not only to simply be. Yes, it's wonderful to be productive, to create, to build, but all these with a measure: the measure of wanting to and feeling inspired, not the measure of "have to".
EN: So, I take more time for myself to read, to sit in the sun, to take a nap in the afternoon or simply to daydream, without feeling guilty. I discovered a very useful and interesting book: "A massage for everybody: pressopuncture", written by the doctor Sabin Ivan, that offers the means and techniques that can be used by anybody to improve and maintain their health. If we probably gave more time to ourselves, the sufferings would be more rare and easily treatable, without sophisticated medicines or medical interventions. It's so easy to massage the inside of our palms or our soles, for no more than 10 minutes or, even better, to have somebody close to us do this. I remember my mom used to ask me to massage her shoulders or hands and she always used to do this for me, especially when i was ill.
duminică, 22 mai 2016
marți, 17 mai 2016
Am pus intr-o inima cateva dintre plantutele acestea miraculoase, sa poata fi purtate mereu aproape si sa ne aminteasca despre nemarginirea naturii si belsugul cu care ne rasfata.
EN: There isn't anything more beautiful to me than a green pasture, filled with thousands and thousands of wild flowers, in the rainbow colors, releasing their fresh perfume, heated by the summer sun. And even more wonderful is that all this plants have healing powers and I just love to learn about them, like my mom and my grandma and many generations of women before them did.
I painted in a heart some of this little miracles, so that they can be wore as a reminder of the abundance and sufficiency that nature gifted us with.
EN: And because I've mentioned the richness of nature, I happily post today these two photos of the first mushrooms we've picked this year: the oh-so-tasty and rare Morella. Although we only found a bunch of them (but two different types), they were such a treat. I just simply sauteed them in butter, with salt and pepper. Madness! Who knows, maybe after the crazy raining lately, we'll get lucky and find some more:)