Wings and Weights

Lost on a blue expansion

With no land nearby;

However, I’m not in rush to anywhere,

Taking in the landscape

Building skyscrapers with my mind,

Growing wings of hope to reach their tops.

 

Anchors on my ankles,

Weighting me down to the deep,

Losing air,

A dark, calm surface seen from the underneath;

Closing my eyes, I embraced the core of existence,

And dived into the very consciousness.

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Warmth

I’m cold…

 

The leaves fall and

The winter is coming

I hear its calling

It’s in the snow.

 

… so, so cold…

 

The nature is dying,

The people are crying,

I’m dreaming about

Sitting next to a hearth.

 

Where are you?

 

But I am a person

Outside the comfort,

Waiting and wailing

In the harsh snow.

 

I need your warmth.

Nature and Humans

Molière is one of the most well-known authors around the world. As any great writer, he had spread many words of wisdom, which helped people overcome certain situations and enlightened them. Not only do I find myself in his sayings, but they have also helped me change my perspective about life.

His statement “The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” is one of my favourites. Drawing a parallel between life and nature, Molière catches the essence of what it means to live wisely, and not to push yourself too hard only to catch up with the others.

I consider the whole phrase to be a beautiful metaphor for what it needs to be done if one desires to enjoy life and achieve his potential. The tree is used as a symbol for humans – who are also rooted in this life and society, and whose way of thinking cannot change overnight – and it can be easily understood that one’s growth must not be rushed. In my opinion, it is, and has always been, the biggest problem people confront with – whether the community forces the person to grow up or it is his own momentarily wish.

People need time to develop harmoniously and each person is different. By learning gradually and taking his time, one is sure to possess a way better education than the majority. Progress, even though slow, is still progress and it shouldn’t be taken as anything less. Hence, no one ought to be judged by his “slow” growth, but by his “fruit” – namely his actions, his achievement, and his motivations in life.

Furthermore, it has been acknowledged the longer it takes a flower to bloom, the more pleasant is it to look at and the nicer the scent.

Things that come with patience are worth the waiting. Life consists of lots of small steps and since we live only once, there’s no need of rushing towards its end. Maturity is delightful only when you reach it at your pace, not when you’re thrown into it.

Proof

 

Pic, pic, pic;

The water is falling,

The clouds are grieving –

A storm is about to start.

 

Here I am staying

Near the window,

Hoping to catch

A glimpse in the dark.

 

The ghosts are waiting,

Just outside the window;

But I am not

Afraid of the unknown.

A mischievous smile,

A dull pair of eyes,

A monstrous face

Appears in the night.

 

The lighting strikes

And my mouth dries;

Still, I take praise

For keeping my stance.

 

But you’re aware of me

And of my anxiety,

Perhaps that’s why

You come and hug me.

 

Your threatening warmth

Showers me,

And your arms seem

More like a cage;

 

But I’ve never felt

Safer in my life,

Nor will I ever

Feel this way.

 

The monster starts

Laughing in low, dark tone;

I flutter my eyes –

I hope he will be gone.

 

You come even closer,

And I can’t help smiling

When I feel your breath

Down on my neck.

 

“It will soon be over,”

You tell me;

But I am still wondering

“Would it be?”

A thunderclap echoes

In the silent room;

Everything feels different

But I don’t know thanks to whom.

 

The monster is no longer

In front of me;

The sun is about

To wake up.

 

I raise my eyes

Involuntarily,

Maybe there really is

Such a thing as divinity.

Trips and Tips

  • A nice trip

I had another post in mind for today. However, I went on a trip to the mountains with some of my friends and I didn’t find it fit to write it (at least, not today). I felt that I have to tell you how it had been, especially because I had a great time.

It has been the first time when I went with only my friends on a trip (no parents or teachers involved). So you can guess it was a very big deal.

We went to Sinaia, a mountain resort in Romania. We’ve chosen it over the seaside because even if it too hot for this season, the water is not nearly as warm as it should be. We’ve stayed there for three days, including the arrival and the departure. It isn’t a long period of time, I know. I wish it had been longer. But we still managed to visit the city, the park, and some important tourist attractions.

The Peleș Castle has been tremendously impressive. There lived King Carol I and Queen Elizabeth. It was the first castle to be entirely electrified on the continent. Did you know that it was and is still considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Europe?

There’s no surprise since it combines three to five architectural styles – and I’ve only seen 50 rooms out of 300! It is a magnificent thing as the castle, taken as a whole, is harmonically designed. But just imagine German Neo-Renaissance, Italian Renaissance, French Baroque, Art 1900, all gathered in one construction.

I’ve seen rooms as one could only imagine or read about. It took by surprise all my senses. So many purposeful chambers and secret doors. I felt like in a labyrinth… or a royal trap. I find it difficult to live in such a place. It has the power to make one (whoever he might be) weak and meaningless.

History passionate should definitely check it out if they get to Sinaia.

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  • Be one with nature

Green dominated this trip. Forest, fresh spring grass, parks… it was refreshing. I’ve visited the park which is quite big, even though not as large as when I was a mere child.

Just make sure you do spend some time outside, ”ín the wild”. Having fun and visiting are important aspects; but in the century in which people are oblivious regarding nature, you should make a difference.

I don’t say that you should put your life in danger by in the dark depths of the forest where you could meet a not-so-friendly bear. However, take the chance to inhale the clear air, to see places you haven’t seen before, to make a picnic (but please, for God’s sake, don’t let all the trash behind you).

Many persons must learn to respect the surroundings and to let them as they had been found, for the joy of the future newcomers.

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5 Tips for a Successful Trip

 

  1. Plan ahead!

    Don’t let it on the last-minute to buy the tickets (if you need any), or to make a booking. Also, don’t go on a trip with the hope you’ll find some offers for accommodation because you might be wrong – unless you have a ”plan B”.

  2. Do some research!

    Make a list of the landmarks you want to visit. Be sure to read a little about the history of the place you are going to visit. It will make you staying so much easier if you plan on visiting something.

  3. Choose your clothes wisely!

    Think how you could combine the clothes before throwing them into a luggage. You’ll end up by saying ”I have nothing to wear!”. Furthermore, don’t take too many clothes. If you go somewhere by train, they will be harder to carry the. However, be sure to take one cosy blouse in case there will be some heavy raining and cold weather.

  4. Explore!

    From the very beginning, search for places where you may eat, supermarkets, tourist routes, taxi stations, so you can have an overall view of the place. It comes in handy at times.

  5. Look on the bright side of things!

    Something may go wrong. It happens. Don’t stress yourself about it. Try to enjoy the rest of the trip and cheer yourself up. You should have fun and make memories.