Sunday, January 31, 2016

Living Now



I admired this painting in the national gallery. It is a portrait of the family of a medical doctor, painted before 1835.  More then 180 years ago.

All the members of the family are long dead.
Did the couple have any additional children?
Did their children have children of their own?
Are their genes passed on or did the family die out?
It doesn't really matter.

All that each of us has is now.
So I will make the most of my day today. 
I will read a good book (I enjoy reading the third book about Cormoran Strike) and after the lunch we will go for a long walk with Wolfie.

Which reminded me of  my Wolf, master of living in the moment:
http://thenext15000days.blogspot.si/2012/02/master-of-living-in-moment-meet-wolf.html

Wolfie is mastering this skill perfectly already too, and he is not even 12 months old.



Friday, January 29, 2016

A beautiful painting


I finished work earlier today, so I could cycle to the city centre and visit our national gallery. It was just reopened after renovation and the entrance is free of charge this week, so I visited it.

I like many paintings there. But the one that I liked the most today was a painting "Woman drinking coffee by Ivana Kobilca".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivana_Kobilca


I just love the expression on old woman's face. It looks so gentle, kind, at peace with life, enjoying in small things.  I would like to be the same.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Two December photos





I wanted to share those two picture with you already in December. I went for a cup of coffee with a friend of mine to most beautiful medieval small town in my country:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radovljica

Isn't it beautiful?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

In the end, everything will be okay

“In the end, everything will be okay. If it's not okay, it's not yet the end."

~Fernando Sabino, translated from Portuguese” 

 

 

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I felt like sharing my husband's favourite quote :)

Friday, January 8, 2016

Miscellaneous

I got many kind Christmas & New Years emails from my bloggie friends, telling me also why they read my blog. What my blog means to them. I was deeply touched by reading them. Thank you again.

This is part of the email that made my day:
"Please do keep writing your blog! You might be envious of my youth, but I'm envious of the peace and wisdom you seem to have tonnes of!"

Yes, I intend to keep writing. Since writing a blog was very therapeutic for me.

So far my blog has 90,999 pageviews & 2,300 comments.
When I started writing 4 years ago, I never thought the numbers of the blogs will ever get that high.
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I am an introverted person, so starting a new work year is always a bit stressful. Since it means I have to wish Happy New Year to all of my coworkers and business partners that I meet in a week after which means lots of kissing (on the cheeks) with like 150 people. It went quite well. This year I didn't get any "may all your wishes from the bottom of your heart come true" "may you get everything you wish for". But I did get lots of wishes that include lots of travelling. Just a perfect wish for me!
I guess having first grey hair blocks any wishes about pregnancy / adoption .

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I read this story today:
http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2016/jan/07/young-mothers-trapped-cycle-babies-removed?CMP=fb_gu

It is so sad to think that you get a baby available for an adoption because a young mother didn't get enough help. Can't even imagine how heartbroken those young mother must be.
You see, I have a soft spot for young mothers. My mom was only 17 when I was born. And luckily I had a granny (she was 38 when I was born) who took care of me and my mom when we needed her the most.