Goodbye 2010

"My pipe is out, my glass is dry;
My fire is almost ashes too;
But once again, before you go,
And I prepare to meet the New:
Old Year! a parting word that's true,
... For we've been comrades, you and I --
I thank God for each day of you;
There! bless you now! Old Year, good-bye!"
- by Robert W. Service




Merry Christmas!

May joy and happiness snow on you, 
may the bells jingle for you 
and may Santa be extra good to you! 
Merry Christmas! 



- nipplepeople wish you happy holidays -

My dear friends - nipplepeople -  for this holidays 
have special gift for all of us.
It is a tender xmas edition of the song 
Tebi / To you. 
So if you want this song by your side 
you can download it from their blog;

... cover made by me :-)


Christmas yummies

I wish we could put up some of the
Christmas spirit in jars
and open a jar of it 
every month.  
- Harlan Miller -



The Snowman

Being born on the Adriatic coast with mediterranean climate (read this "winters without snow") this is how 
i have imagined - Christmas with snow - when i was a child... Still love this animated film, especially the song.


... and snowflakes of course ...

"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons.
It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags.
And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
Dr. Seuss



The splendor of the season

" The splendor falls on castle walls
And snowy summits old in story:
The long light shakes across the lakes
And the wild cataract leaps in glory."
(Alfred Lord Tennyson)



Christmas Look

Mister Željo, who lives with us, has changed his look with more appropriate - Christmas look! :D
Any resembles with adored Christmas icon is deliberate, of course! 



Wedding present for the girl at the foot of the mountain

All the birds have flown up and gone;
A lonely cloud floats leisurely by.
We never tire of looking at each other -
Only the mountain and I.  
Li Po - Alone Looking at The Mountain



11/11/ 2010 - thought of the day

"If you can think of times in your life that you’ve treated people with 
extraordinary decency and love, and pure uninterested concern, 
just because they were valuable as human beings. 
The ability to do that with ourselves. To treat ourselves the way 
we would treat a really good, precious friend. Or a tiny child of ours 
that we absolutely loved more than life itself. 
And I think it’s probably possible to achieve that. I think part of the job 
we’re here for is to learn how to do it."
David Foster Wallace

 - my nephew Renato's drawing ♥


About my dad ...

My dad who is 64 years old, 
last year (inspired by my work) started to do his own art - little sculptures :)
Needless to say how i was thrilled and of course became one of his first fans... 
"It is never to late" gained a whole new meaning!  :D

 - one of his sculptures "Helicopter" is now part of my private collection :) 




"There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them
in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we learn and dream,
we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember,
we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life.
But some of us awake in the night with strange phantasms of enchanted hills and gardens,
of fountains that sing in the sun, of golden cliffs overhanging murmuring seas,
of plains that stretch down to sleeping cities of bronze and stone,
and of shadowy companies of heroes that ride caparisoned white horses
along the edges of thick forests;
and then we know that we have looked back through the ivory gates into that world
of wonder which was ours before we were wise and unhappy."
- H.P. Lovecraft



The Last Autumn Leaves

In autumn when the trees are brown
The little leaves come tumbling down
They do not make the slightest sound
But lie so quietly on the ground
Until the wind comes puffing by
And blows them off towards the sky.
(Fall poem by John Muir)



Like a bird on a wire

" Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free. "
( Leonard Cohen )




08/10/2010/ - five years after

... to my boyfriend ♥

Again And Again, However We Know The Landscape Of Love

Again and again, however we know the landscape of love
and the little churchyard there, with its sorrowing names,
and the frighteningly silent abyss into which the others
fall: again and again the two of us walk out together
under the ancient trees, lie down again and again
among the flowers, face to face with the sky. 
(Rainer Maria Rilke)


Departure home

... for my friend Mare ...

" When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, 
as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain. "
(Kahlil Gibran)


SATURDAY 02/10/2010/

Roses from my friend Jole (Jolanda)... 
... what more can a girl ask for! :D

In The Storm Of Roses

Wherever we turn in the storm of roses,
the night is lit up by thorns, and the thunder
of leaves, once so quiet within the bushes,
rumbling at our heels.
(Ingeborg Bachmann)


Anima mundi

The world soul (Greek: ψυχή κόσμου, Latin: Anima mundi) has been a component of several systems of thought. Its proponents claim that it permeates the cosmos and animates all matter, just as the soul animates the human body. The idea originated with Plato and was an important component of most.

Neoplatonic systems:
 Therefore, we may consequently state that: this world is indeed a living being endowed with a soul and intelligence ... a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related.




23/09/2010/ WELCOME AUTUMN/

Falling Leaves - song for Autumn
performed by M.Tallstrom



Farewell To Summer - 22/09/2010


Farewell To Summer

Farewell to summer's azure sky,
Rays of lustrous sunlight,
Fluffy, white clouds floating by,
The scintillating stars at night.

Farewell to Summer's sandy shore,
The pinnacle of the shade trees,
The clear, rushing water of a creek,
The rolling waves of the surging seas.

Farewell to Summer's whispery rain,
Intermittent breezes that come and go,
Many birds in regularly recurring song,
Nocturnal beetles with bodies aglow.

Farewell to Summer's multiple activities,
Reunions, vacations, entertainment and more,
Summer delighted us with blessings like these -
Memorable thoughts of Summer days to store.

Joseph T. Renaldi


Little Polar Bear

Little Polar Bear
White as the snow
Sat on the ice
Near the cold water's flow.
I am hungry, he said
and made a wish
Then stuck in his paw
And pulled out a fish!
(Collection of Arctic Bear Poems)





To Autumn


... `The spirits of the air live on the smells
Of fruit; and Joy, with pinions light, roves round
The gardens, or sits singing in the trees.'
Thus sang the jolly Autumn as he sat;
Then rose, girded himself, and o'er the bleak
Hills fled from our sight; but left his golden load...

 by William Blake


Buffalo Dusk

Buffalo Dusk
by Carl Sandburg

The buffaloes are gone.
And those who saw the buffaloes are gone.
Those who saw the buffaloes by thousands
and how they pawed the prairie sold into dust with their hoofs,
their great heads down pawing on in a great pageant of dusk,
Those who saw the buffaloes are gone.
And the buffaloes are gone.





Summer nectars for cold winter days :)


Fig. Native to the Mediterranean region, the fig tree appears in some images of the Garden of Eden. After eating the forbidden fruit, Adam and Eve covered their nakedness with leaves that are usually said to be from the fig tree, and Islamic tradition mentions two forbidden trees in Eden—a fig tree and an olive tree. In Greek and Roman mythology, figs are sometimes associated with Dionysus (Bacchus to the Romans), god of wine and drunkenness, and with Priapus, a satyr who symbolized sexual desire.

The fig tree has a sacred meaning for Buddhists. According to Buddhist legend, the founder of the religion, Siddhartha Gautama or the Buddha, achieved enlightenment one day in 528 B . C . while sitting under a bo tree, a kind of fig tree. The bo or bodhi tree remains a symbol of enlightenment.

summer 2010

We only part to meet again. ~John Gay







POLAROID DIARY_ 21/07/2010

"Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you’ve never been. Sleep alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift.
Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no whenever you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. Believe in kissing."

Eve Ensler




According to midrashic literature,
Adam's first wife was not Eve but a woman named Lilith,
who was created in the first Genesis account.
Only when Lilith rebelled and abandoned Adam did God create Eve.
The conflict arose because Adam, as a way of asserting his
authority over Lilith, insisted that she lie beneath him
during sexual intercourse.
Lilith, however, considering herself to be Adam's equal, refused,
and after pronouncing the Ineffable Name flew off into the air...