Thursday Doors, August 31 2017

Today, with Joey at the Thursday Doors hosting position, we shall be in flowers. And pots and plants. I don’t know about you, but Slovenians, when they get drunk, claim to be “in flowers”. No, I’m not drunk, merely slightly euphoric. The reason for that and for a slightly late posting is the first Slovenian…

Don’t be afraid to ripple

This is a post with three examples of how blogging ripples and some actual watery ripples from Slovenia. 1. First, the long-awaited moment when my name appears on the same page as Charles Bukowski’s. I have his badge on my mantelpiece after all (the one that Bestia once found). He is my spirit animal. I’m…

Four rights

Sunday is finishing and I’ve got the weekly recap, two truths and three photos for you. Both quotations will be by Roald Dahl. Here is the first: You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of. ― Roald Dahl I’ll leave this here to sink in, and in the meantime have a look…

Middle Age

The impending birthday makes the poem below even more real. When I don’t blog, hop around, eat chocolate or annoy the dog, I translate. I have just translated several poems by my Slovenian poet friend who last summer wrote a lovely poem after we spent a day together with our packs at Lake Bled. The translated poem…

Happy reading!

My life is a reading list. ― John Irving (quotation reblogged from Logical Quotes) Yesterday my parents sent me an email wishing me a happy World Book Day. Isn’t that the sweetest? Technically it’s tomorrow but celebrations are going on already, in Slovenia as well. Thus the past night was The Night of the Book in…

Three wisdom windows

Or window wisdoms, your choice. Apply as necessary, they are all true. Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a better past. ~Anne Lamott There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment. ~Hunter S. Thompson (quotation reblogged from Zenkatwrites’s Blog) If you would avoid all fools…

6xRay Windows

It’s neither x-ray windows nor my Russian blogger friend raynotbradbury, but the man himself in six quotations, accompanied by six Slovenian flower Power windows from Šmartno. The floor is yours, Mr. Bradbury: I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and…

This is history

Today is Slovenian Cultural Holiday and on this occasion here is a little tribute to the greatest Slovenian poet. I was lucky enough to witness the greatest Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun read in Ljubljana’s club “KUD France Prešeren” a long time ago. The biggest stir, poorly concealed rapture and what can only be called poetic high…

Found poetry

I’m going to quote as if randomly from my study book on English and American poetry, heavily underlined in rainbow colours, and mix this with my favourite Doors lines, without making clear who said what. Why? Because my feet are cold. Because I love the fact that I took this book with me to my new…

Follow your heart

I tend to listen to the signs and follow my heart. So far, so good, said the man falling from the sky. First, one hundred words on how I’m not above digging for signs: Somebody must have thrown a pack of cards through a car window. They lay scattered by the road. One is by itself,…

Heartbeat of another

My relationship with books has always been rich and intense, and now the question arises how to take it to the next level. A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another. —Rebecca Solnit I was always reading extensively since early age. Books were my friends. My reading might have been interrupted when…

Choose to invent

Some musings on photography and life in the aftermath of the strongest earthquake in Italy since 1980. Recently Joey from Joeyfully Stated wrote a kind comment to my post. I mean, she does that often but this one made me think more than usual. She wrote: “I can’t tell if you only go to beautiful places or…

WPC: Mirrorised

First, a favourite sentence from a favourite recently read book that happens to mention a mirror (and a portly woman). It’s a joke. She was convinced that she was anorexic, because every time she looked in the mirror she did indeed see a fat person. —“Good Omens”, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman And now several photos of…

SMS from Bled

Today a combination of poetry and photography. Both are results of the same short but sweet day in Bled, Slovenia. The poem is the product of the man in the water, His second book of poetry is coming up. And the girl who fearlessly followed him in there despite the grey sky is his daughter, who once…

A beginner in Ender

That’s what I am, someone who has just read Ender’s Game for the first time. Do not tell me how it continues. Do not tell me why the writer, Orson Scott Card, managed to upset all the women in this world, if internet is to be trusted. I’ve just and only finished book 1 in…