Printre bucatile de lemn pentru foc, am dat peste un trunchi putrezit aproape in intregime, cu o culoare a lemnului foarte imbietoare. Ii mai ramasese o zona foarte mica, ca un zambet, de lemn sanatos. Si m-am gandit ca niste felii din sectiune ar arata foarte bine. Dupa ce le-am dat scoarta jos, s-a dublat bucuria, pentru ca a ramas un pattern superb. Le-am slefuit si stiam clar ca vreau sa fac niste medalioane, pentru ca forma o cerea. Asa ca am pus mana pe pirogravor si am profitat de suprafata mai intinsa pentru a scrie niste versuri. Culmea, versurile mi-au rasarit brusc in minte, desi cred ca am studiat Ion Barbu undeva prin clasa a noua, deci acum niste multi ani. Si pentru ca potrivirea sa fie completa, am finisat colierul cu doua piese de alama dintr-un mecanism de ceas, mai vechi.
EN: Among the wood pieces meant for the fire, I stumble upon a trunk, almost moldy, but with a very promising color. It still had a small area, smile shaped, of healthy wood. And I thought some slices of this would look great. After removing the bark, my joy doubled, as a beautiful pattern was revealed. I sanded them and I knew for sure I want to make some necklaces. So I took the wood burning tool and enjoyed the bigger surface, by writing some lyrics of a poem I learned in the ninth grade or so. And for a perfect match, I finished the necklace by adding two brass pieces from an old clock mechanism.
"Din ceas, dedus adancul acestei calme creste,
Intrata prin oglindă în mantuit azur,
Taind pe inecarea cirezilor agreste,
In grupurile apei, un joc secund, mai pur.
Nadir latent! Poetul ridică insumarea
De harfe resfirate ce-în sbor invers le pierzi
Si cantec istoveste: ascuns, cum numai marea,
Meduzele când plimba sub clopotele verzi."
EN: As the weather is stiff (it's a cliche already to write about rain and cold), there's enough time for afternoon reading. I found on the shelves of a library some books of Henry Miller, of whom I've heard of and I was curios. So the moment was right and I bought "Nexus" and I'm still enjoying it. It's been a while since I've read fiction, but Miller's style is dynamic and aerated enough for me not to get bored. The story is intriguing and the connections between the three main characters (very well outlined), evolve in an unexpected way. I really enjoyed the pages where the authors involvement and life perspective are visible and I was charmed by the speech. All in all, a book that doesn't give you the impression of wasted time, but it also doesn't feel to heavy.