Friday, June 24, 2016

Cycling to Austria

I cycled 194 kilometers in 2 days, including a very steep mountain pass between Slovenia and Austria. Here is a map of my cycling trip (in Austria I followed Drau Cycling Path):

More info at: http://www.drauradweg.com/en.aspx/Home/Index/24.06.2016/to/24.06.2017


I loved the first part of the cycling trip (beautiful mountains in Slovenia) and the last part (beautiful mountains in Tyrol, Austria) the most.

Here are some photos:

Slovenia:





 Austria:
















I loved the freedom that I had for two days. I had no worries for the future. I had no regrets regarding the past. I enjoyed in the present. It was sunny and very hot, it was at times difficult path to cycle. So I focused all my energy and thought on the cycling path & beautiful sights I saw when passing through the landscape.  My pack had very limited space, so I had to think very carefully what to take with me. I had very few things, but I had everything I needed. I felt rich actually. To have the freedom to go wherever I wish. And to have health to be able to do things that I like. 


 


Sad because of Brexit results


I am sad that British are leaving EU. This is the end of the EU as we know it. And most of all, this is the end of dreams that there will be ever strong United States of Europe.

I don't blame British, I blame incompetent and bureaucratic and soft leading of EU.

In moments of disappointments like this I think that I am glad we don't have children. If we had had children, we would have really wished for them to grow up in United Europe. 





Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Goodbye for few days




Do you know what is a true beauty of owning a blog? You can put whatever you wish there.

I am attaching a trailer of the movie Brooklyn since I forgot to do it yesterday. The movie is so beautiful that I just can't put it out of my head. It is made differently as most of the movies lately, I loved it and so did  my husband.   

I am saying goodbye for few days. I am leaving tomorrow to go cycling alone for few days, to a country that is also on the list of 11 safest countries of the world. I will be back with plenty of beautiful photos.

The 11 safest countries in the world

I am very lucky to be born in a country that belongs to a group of 11 safest countries in the world:
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/the-11-safest-countries-in-the-world-a7089106.html


Monday, June 20, 2016

What we lose and what might have been pales against what we have

An Invisible Thread


A dear pen-friend of mine suggested me a book "An invisible Thread", so I read it. It is beautiful true story, about friendship between childless woman and a young boy. I understood writer's feeling, when you are childless, you need to matter in someone's life.

"An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will never break."
- Ancient Chinese proverb

The part of the book that touched my heart most is the part where the author writes about her dreams (she wanted to have children of her own, but her husband, who already had 2 children from previous marriage, was firmly against it).

"When I turned forty-two, I realized I'd all but run out of time to have two kids. Even if I could somehow miraculously convince Michael to change his mind, I'd probably only be able to have one child. It struck me that this would be selfish - that I'd be thinking only about myself and not about the child. I don't remember when exactly it happened. Maybe there wasn't a single moment, or day, or week. But over time, the dream that for years had been a nearly consuming passion simply ceased to be.

All of our stories, as much as they are about anything, are about loss. And, perhaps, they are about what might have been. I wanted happy, loving parents who danced waltzes in the living room. I wanted children of my own, desperately. We all want relationships that are healthy and resolved, and sometimes that simply doesn’t happen. But the beauty of life is that inside these disappointments are hidden the most miraculous of blessings. What we lose and what might have been pales against what we have.” 
- Laura Schroff, An Invisible Thread

Had I not created my whole world

"Had I not created my whole world, I would certainly have died in other people's."

I just loved Anais Nin's quote that I found on Elaine's latest post: 
http://www.elaineok.com/die-eigene-welt-erschaffen/ 

 
I loved Elaine's post, it is worth putting her text in google translate and read it. Just beautiful written. I felt as reading my own feelings from 10 years ago.