Tyulenovo, 2012

Din vara anului 2008 mă reîntâlnesc cu "mămica Marea Neagră" și cu prieteni dragi în Tyulenovo, Bulgaria.

Am adunat, pe parcursul acestor ani mai multe fotografii de acolo, însă o să vă ofer o selecție a celor de anul acesta. De fiecare dată ma îndrăgostesc de alte și alte aspecte ale zonei. Le descopăr mereu cu bucurie și cu inima deschisă. Îmi amintesc de Marele Arc, de delfini, de peisajele subacvatice, de Yaylata, de Bolata, crabi, Shabla ...

Anul acesta m-am bucurat de un început de vară liniștit cu cireșe, stânci pline de păsări, albastrul mării, plimbări prin sat, un curcubeu superb, Sissi, "gradina zoo" subacvatică, lapte proaspăt de capră, July Morning, o primă plimbare cu barca, alfabetul chirilic... Hotelul Orbita numai pentru noi și discuțiile aproape magice ale oamenilor care se înteleg mai mult cu sufletul și mai puțin cu cuvintele... Și câte povești!

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Plus galeria de fotografii artistice: http://morella.ro/galerie/fotografie?folder=Fotografie%2FMarea+Neagra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFHmM4QRygk

July Morning, Kamen Bryag, 2012

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In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning (Bulgarian: Джулай Морнинг) as an echo from the hippie era of the 1970-1980s. People from across the country travel (often hitchhiking) to the Black Sea coast on the night of June 30 to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. British rock band Uriah Heep's 1971 hit July Morning is the main refrain.(More info here)

At 5.32 am, just as the sun started to rise, Uriah Heep’s John Lawton hail us with the cult song July Morning.

So relax

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9XHmcFRNbU

(Leon Redbone - So Relax)

Any time you choose, kick off your shoes,
Rest your weary eyes and catch up with the news
A favorite book will be the perfect company
So relax

Forget about the blues you're doin' fine
Leave your cares and worries far behind
Loosen up your tie, let the world speed by
Relax

Life and all its troubles, starts to get you down
Laugh and put your heels up
And turn yourself around

Any time you choose, kick off your shoes,
Rest your weary eyes and catch up with the news
A favorite book will be the perfect company
So relax

Life and all its troubles, starts to get you down
Laugh and put your heels up
And turn yourself around

Forget about the blues you're doin' fine
Leave your cares and worries far behind
Loosen up your tie, let the world speed by
Relax

Sufletul și apa

Muzica, imaginile, înțelesurile și mai ales întrebările...

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Of Souls + Water: The Mother

I feel like a speck sitting there enveloped by this landscape.  By the walls. They swallow you up in their beauty. In their vastness – There’s a comfort in that. It feels like I’m experiencing the universe.

I still have dreams. Dreams are being able to stay in the flow of life. To be able to move through the challenges that will always be thrown at us. Not to shut down. To stay open to possibilities.  Dreams are being able to nurture life and the unfolding of life without hindering, controlling or exploiting.

It’s amazing to bring a life into this world. It’s scary, it’s joyful, it’s terrifying, it’s beautiful. It’s all of those things. I think we all have the mother inside of us. I think it’s an energy more than an entity. And it has to do with the ability to love and nurture, protect – life as a whole in all of its forms.

When I was a little girl. I used to try to contemplate the meaning of life and i would stay awake half the night thinking about infinity – and the universe – and what is it – and how can it go on for ever and ever and what’s beyond it. And I would just become so enraptured – literally enraptured with that idea  — And I could never come up with a meaning or an answer – it would just make me feel very very tiny – and there was a comfort in that – I can’t explain why.

One of the questions that I’ve asked myself – that I’m trying to find the answer to – What is death? What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Why is this all here? I’m apprehensive and I’m curious. And it’s mysterious. I don’t know what it’s going to be – and I won’t find out until I’m there. I don’t think we can understand it. It puts me in touch with the mystery of life and death. And I don’t feel there are answers to everything in our lifetime. And there don’t have to be.

It’s just wonderful to be in a mystery.