Archive for November, 2013

The slice of bread

November 28, 2013

We keep on hearing about the other side of the coin, but I just came across: ‘no matter how thin your slice is, there are always two sides’ and thought of its relevance – the buttered side, the unbuttered one and Murphy’s law on the buttered side downwards in falling.

slice_of_breadThe thinner the slice, the easier it is to see the other side though. As they say two things define us: our patience when we have nothing and our attitude when we have everything.

First snow 2013

November 26, 2013

The rose in the garden

Autumn in Bulgaria this year was kind and sunny. Just a few days ago one could well sit outside in the sunshine without any signs of being cold. But this morning waking up everything was white outside.

‘Oh, the weather outside is frightful. But the fire is so delightful…’ Greetings with Frank Sinatra’s ‘Let it snow‘.

The Saint of Incipient Insanities

November 25, 2013

I never get tired of reading Elif Şafak. A few days ago I was wondering if another of her fabulous books has appeared on the Bulgarian market and the first book I came across at the book store was ‘The Saint of Incipient Insanities’, so three days later I am dreaming of her next novel to be published.

A vibrant insight into love, friendship, culture, nationality, exile, belonging and identity. Giving the answer to what makes a raven and stork wander together. ‘Who is a true foreigner – the one living in a foreign country knowing he belongs to another or the one living as a foreigner in one’s own country…?’ A very provoking read.

Night Train to Lisbon

November 24, 2013

Night Train to Lisbon (2013) – a journey to the very heart of oneself. Jeremy Irons in the role of a Swiss professor embarking on a thrilling adventure in search of the fate of a certain author, a doctor and poet who fought against Portuguese dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar. ‘We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place. We stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. We travel to ourselves when we go to a place. Now we have covered the stretch of our lives, no matter how brief it may have been.’

Café de Flore

November 23, 2013

Café de Flore (2011) – a mystical movie about love where past and present lives are intricately intertwined.  ‘The meeting of twin flames is when the soul finds its other half on the path homeward, to the source. The cycle of reincarnation ends. It’s the final relationship that leads to unity. ‘ The fabulous music throughout the movie is playing an important role during the flashes in which various memories are recalled.

Unveiling Salome

November 21, 2013

‘Unveiling Salome’ (2013), a documentary by Nayo Titzin, unveiling the dark side of the human soul. Bulgarian opera diva Alexandrina Pendachanska (versatile talent), French fashion designer Christian Lacroix, Latvian conductor Modestas Pitrenas and French director Vincent Boussard make the most beautiful and provocative staging of the opera “Salome”. The Biblical character, Oscar Wilde’s and Richard Strauss’ ones intricately blended. Great cinematography work.