Tonight I’ll drink, I’ll drink tonight
to the New Year, to the new “might”,
to those who crushed my dreams and flight,
to all my hopes that suffered blight.
I raise the glass to the New Year,
for the new harvesting I cheer,
for what I’ve seen and for the seer,
for everything that I hold dear.
I’ll...Read More »
Time is a lot of the things people say that God is.
There is the always preexisting, and having no end. There is the notion of being all powerful—because nothing can stand against time, can it?
And time is, of course, all-healing. Give anything enough time, and everything is taken care of:...Read More »
Carols and candles aglow in the night,
Hearth fires blazing all cozy and bright,
Red-leaved poinsettia, white Christmas rose,
Ice skaters whirling on ice as it snows,
Sleigh bells and Santas,
Mistletoe magic and warm memories,
Angels all bringing glad tidings anew,
Season’s best wishes for you, you and you!
...Read More »
The fairies and elves on last Christmas-tide
Decided to open their hearts very wide,
And spend extra time, throughout the whole year,
In helping their grandfather—Santa Claus dear.
“Our fingers are nimble. We’ll quickly make toys
Enough to supply all the girls and the boys,
And Santa may watch us to see if it’s right,
So...Read More »
Luna sangerie, luna insomnie,
luna aroganta, luna nebunie,
far’ de mila ast’ noapte mi-ai trudit pleoapa,
m-ai lovit cu raza-ti ca pe-o luntre apa.
Stralucesti in ochii Timpului hlizind,
ne privesti in leagan, ne privesti murind.
Ai speriat cocorii inlemniti in Toamna.
Te credeam o tandra. Te credeam o Doamna.
Ai tipat la Noapte. Stelele sfiite
s-au ascuns prin...Read More »
Fate and free will
Omar Khayyam said in his Rubaiyat:
‘Ignore that yesterday
you should have been rewarded and that you were not.
Be happy. Don’t regret anything. Don’t expect anything.
Your future is already written down in the Book
of which the pages are turned, as if by accident,
by the Wind of Eternity’.
He also wrote:
‘Tis...Read More »
Oratie de nunta
Infloriti, flori, infloriti
ca mie nu-mi trebuiti,
ca voi cand imboboceati
mie-atunci imi trebuiati!
Infloriti, flori, infloriti!
Infloriti flori, stati parete
ca eu mi-am iesit din fete!
Plangeti ochi si lacrimati
ca voi sunteti vinovati
ca ce iubiti nu lasati
si ce vedeti nu uitati!
Cat sunt tineri se jucara
doi cu doi nu se luara.
Cat sunt tineri se iubira
doi...Read More »
The last morning of this year. While the rest of the “crowd” still sleeps (holidays!), I enjoy my solitude watching the trees shivering naked in the wind. The soft and cozy armchair comforts me in the kitchen, the only place of the house that allows me to make noise,...Read More »
Joulurauhan julistus / The proclamation of Christmas peace
For sure everywhere in this world people are wishing for peace, for kindness, for good will especially in Christmas time. But the only country I know which really preserved the tradition of “proclaiming the Christmas peace” publically in Christmas Eve, is Finland.
Finnish people...Read More »
S. O. S. Santa Claus!
Ever since we were children we have been waiting for Santa Claus to arrive on Christmas Eve and give us something which usually was our deepest wish. Growing up we have learned that Christmas is all about peace on earth, good will to mankind, light in...Read More »