Κυριακή, 15 Δεκεμβρίου 2013

A Romantic nature with a cynical mind

Photo by nextDoorARTist
''A romantic is a person who believes in romanticism, which is like a philosophy on life. Romantics love nature, old things like castles and churches, love poetry and beauty, and have a tendency to get carried away by ideas. This can be both bad and good, as most of the original romantics stood up for their beliefs and greatly helped their country, but also went to help people in revolutions and got killed. They also tend to get randomly depressed, but this is because the weather and colors and beautiful things make them act differently than others.''

''Romanticism was a reaction against the order and restraint of classicism and neoclassicism, and a rejection of the rationalism which characterized the Enlightenment.''

The romantic nature that gives you the ability to see the world in a magical, wonderful way.
And your life's experiences that have given you a very different way to see others.
Even though you can be seduced by the beauty of small details and minor things, you do not go out looking for them as you do not expect to find them.
Even though you want to believe in people and give them a chance to amaze you, it comes as no surprise when they fail you.
'Everyone has an agenda'. Sadly, it is true. Every time you forget this, life makes sure to remind you of it in the most cynical ways.
And yet, there are people who are pure, innocent, genuinely good hearted, amazingly charming. 
But shhh... don't let anyone see that you are a romantic indeed... They might try to fool you and use this against you, proving that your cynical mind is right. 
Learn your lesson, find your balance. Let your romantic side form your dreams and your cynical mind form your expectations. You might be positively impressed!

Σάββατο, 7 Δεκεμβρίου 2013

Chameleon People

Photo by nextDoorARTist
They are everywhere and they are nowhere.
They look like anyone and are like no one.
They know a few things about a lot of things, but not a lot of things about one thing.
They are interested in everything, but passionate about nothing.
They could be doing anything, but specialise in nothing.
If the world was black and white, they would still be grey.
They adjust in any environment and circumstances, but not for too long.
They can be close to someone, but not too close.
And the only way to see their true colours is if you stick around long enough for them to feel comfortable with you.
The life of the Chameleon People is not at all easy or simple...

Τρίτη, 29 Οκτωβρίου 2013

I will always remember...


               ...A homeless person telling me that life can't be that bad
The night swim in a deserted beach...               
...A trip in a ship through a horrible storm
And the other trip in another ship through still waters...

Δευτέρα, 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Take me around the world

Imagine that for some extraordinary reason you are forced to travel around the world. And I mean absolutely everywhere, visit each country that exists. No luxury, though. No first class, no convenience. Rough and man-up style. You are only granted the benefit of bringing one person with you. But mind you, you can only pick one person for the whole thing. Once you name them, there's no backing of. No changing of your mind. Who would it be?
Now call that person and tell them what they mean to you.

PS No, there's no need for me to call you, you already know it's you.

Κυριακή, 22 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Τετάρτη, 18 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Roller Coaster

You get on it, and have no idea... You think it will be an intense ride, and that's all. But no, it turned out to be a crazy roller coaster, with the most unbelievable twists, the scariest downs and the most boosting ups. I was never one to be intense for long, though... So, I thought, for how long can a roller coaster flip you around? As it turns out, much much longer than you'd imagine! I've been on it since late April and I still can't see the end of the ride. I'm not scared, by now I know I can take it. But I am getting tired of it, very tired, exhausted and worn out. What keeps me going is the moments and bits and pieces that amaze me, impress me, wow me and take my breath away. It's been so long since I felt overwhelmed! But still... I need some stillness. And if the roller coaster doesn't start slowing down soon enough, I might just start considering jumping of. In the end of the day, when you know there is a way, why not use it?

Δευτέρα, 9 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Τυχαιες λεξεις

Γραφεις, γραφεις, γραφεις, και τι λες;
Αραδιαζεις γραμμες, σκεψεις, λεξεις, βγαζεις απωθημενα, εκτονωνεις συναισθηματα, κουνας το δαχτυλο και κλεινεις το ματι...
Για ποιον γραφεις; Για σενα ή για μενα. Ή μηπως για κανενα; Για εκεινον ή για εκεινη;
Κι ολα αυτα που γραφεις, οταν τελειωσεις, οταν κουραστουν τα δαχτυλα και ησυχασει το πληκτρολογιο, εισαι σιγουρος οτι θελεις να κανεις το κλικ και να τα 'ανεβασεις'; 
Διαλεγεις τη λιστα με τη μουσικη, βαζεις το ποτο ή μηπως προτιμας καφε;
Τι θελεις να πεις πραγματικα; 
Μερικες φορες, το μονο που χρειαζεσαι ειναι μια ζεστη αγκαλια, καμια λεξη δε μπορει να σε καλυψει, μονο στη σιωπη μπορεις να νιωσεις. 
Κι ολα αυτα που γραφεις, ειναι προσπαθεια να εκφρασουν οσα σκεφτεσαι και οσα νιωθεις ή μηπως να τα κρυψουν; 
Απο τον εαυτο σου δε μπορεις να κρυβεσαι για πολυ, να το θυμασαι. 
Χανεις χρονο, χανεις ευκαιριες, χανεις στιγμες...


Κυριακή, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

The story of the fish in the dish

There was a fish that wanted to go in a dish... But the dish was not ready yet. The fish did not want to be alone. So, it thought that if it brought some company, maybe the dish would be happier to take them all. The fish did not know what to bring. But it had excellent skills and was quite popular, so it experimented a bit until it found the most suitable friends for this adventure. It was a very smart fish, wise one might say. It knew that this was not about the best friends it could have, it was about the ones that would help make this work better. So the fish chose its friends, presented them to the dish and the dish was now excited to host them all! And so, they began an amazing adventure, with the best conditions and perspectives. Every journey starts with a small... bite ;)

Τρίτη, 25 Ιουνίου 2013

Mind capacity

There are times when the mind gets overwhelmed. And it feels as if it allocates 130% on a basic matter, 60% on other matters and still leaves another 10% for the smaller ones. It keeps on processing at all times, in your sleep, when you eat, when you shower. Time management gets tricky and is another issue. Those are the times you may wish you could create extra time. Not to take some things off your head, not to slow down, nor to change your deadlines. Just create some extra time, only for you and your mind, so that it will manage to get through and deliver. And your thoughts go on and on and on, circling around, coming back to the individual things you need to take care of, re-evaluating the decisions you've made, coming up with better ones. In the most unexpected moments, irrelevant thoughts blink in your head and they actually distract you, they take over your focus. In the few hours of the day that you are not preoccupied like this, the mind has the annoying habit of focusing on the tiny 1% that you actually wish you wouldn't think about. The 1% that you were hoping to avoid now that you have so many important things taking control of your mind...

Δευτέρα, 3 Ιουνίου 2013

My Kuwait...

                                                            Smells like melon and apple shisha...
                                                         Spends the evenings on a terrace and the amazing
                                                                                                    view of Kuwait city...
Tastes like sand and salt...
     Enjoys the heat and the sun and the evening breeze,
      the scents and the sights and the special treats...
          Redefines 'Respect'...
                                        Loves being multinational...
Accepts you for who you are...
           Has no space for stress and misery... 
    Has a secret life for the selected ones...   
        Sings every kind of music...
                                              Dances under the moonlight...
                                 Turns dinner to unique experience...
Makes art out of colourful lights... 
                Loves to play with your mind, frustration, distraction,         confusion, illusion...
       Goes easy on the open minded...
                             Blows your mind with the architecture... 
          Feels like silk on your skin...
                                              Is pushing you to enjoy life...
                                                       Brightens up when you smile...
    And never, ever says 'Goodbye'!....

Δευτέρα, 29 Απριλίου 2013

Smile and life will smile back

Photo by nextDoorARTist
After several ups and downs in the last few years, I feel once again that Life is smiling at me. 
And I realise that it smiling back. As it did every other time. Surely you need at least one good thing to happen to you in order to smile widely to life. But as soon as you do that, a chained reaction takes place. More good things happen, and your smile keeps getting wider. Don't forget, happiness is a state of mind. It's all about how you perceive and react to the events that occur. Be flexible, be open, be positive, and everything will be OK. Smile, laugh, love, and happiness will come to you. Value it, cherish it, most importantly smile at it, and it will stay. It will smile back. Personal experience shows 
that if you smile wide enough, long enough, 
no one can resist smiling back.


Τετάρτη, 24 Απριλίου 2013

Format Life

When you find yourself formating your life, changing everything and starting over, you do just the same as on computers. You save a backup and you reload only the things you love the most. In a few words, you leave some people in the backup. You might load them from time to time, but you don't save them in the computer.

Παρασκευή, 19 Απριλίου 2013

What do you want from your life?

Are you here, now?
Photo by Olga Zervou 
Can you be heard? Can you be touched?
Are you visible, are you transparent? 
Do you feel the wind through your hair and the cold on your skin?
If I reached out, what would happen?
Don't be scared, I am not your enemy.
There is no threat in giving in, indulging your desires.
It will be our sacred secret, no one would ever know.
I can feel your presence, radiating excitement and resistance.
Won't you lose your disguise for once?
Consider what a release it would be,
Dropping your act for a while!
All the demons that fill your hidden loneliness
You know I can make them disappear.
But what would you have after that
To drive you, to chase you around
To keep your mind restless and your soul protected?
There is no greater harm than being safe from all emotional harm.
What do you want from your life?

Πέμπτη, 7 Μαρτίου 2013

The long way

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If you buy a cake, you will enjoy a cake. But if you make a cake, you will enjoy the whole process of its creation. Plus, you never know what you might discover while doing this. For some things, it's worth taking the long way. The slow, hard, step by step self effort. This is why people climb mountains instead of landing there with a helicopter. This is why it so much better to make your own way. What would the satisfaction be if everything was handed to you, all the opportunities and the chances and the open doors? 

Κυριακή, 24 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

London, you do something to me...

Μεσημερι Κυριακης, λουσμενο στο απεραντο γκρι, γραφουμε ακουγοντας

Τι ειναι το Λονδινο; Τι μπορει να σου κανει μια επαφη με αυτο; Το Λονδινο ειναι πολυ περισσοτερα απο μια απλη μεγαλουπολη και αν δε μπορεις να το δεις αυτο, μαλλον δεν το εχεις επισκεφτει ποτε. 
Φαντασου το Λονδινο σαν ενα αμορφο ον κρυμενο σε μια σκοτεινη γωνια, ενα κρυο και υγρο βραδυ. Μονος ή με παρεα, οταν το πλησιαζεις δεν ξερεις τι να περιμενεις. Αλλοι το περιγραφουν ως τερας που σε μαγευει και μετα σε καταστρεφει σταδιακα χωρις να το καταλαβεις, αλλοι το περιγραφουν ως αγγελο που σου προφερει μια ασφαλη αγκαλια, ζεστασια και παρηγορητικο τσαι. Κι ετσι δεν ξερεις τι ειναι στ'αληθεια, τι θελει απο εσενα και τι εχει σκοπο να σου κανει.
Η αληθεια ειναι, οτι το Λονδινο ειναι και τα δυο. Ειναι και αγγελος σωτηριας και καταστροφικο τερας. Απο εσενα εξαρταται. Απο το πως θα το πλησιασεις, πως θα του φερθεις και τι ζητας απο αυτο. Δε θα σου δωσει τιποτα απλοχερα στην αρχη, αλλα ουτε και θα σου επιτεθει. Θα σου δειξει αρκετες σκληρες αληθειες για να δει αν μπορεις να το διαχειριστεις, αν μπορεις να ζησεις μαζι του. Και μετα, αναλογα με τη δικη σου αντιληψη των καταστασεων και την αντιδραση σου σε αυτες, ειτε θα σε αγκαλιασει με ενα λαμπερο χαμογελο, ειτε θα σε πεταξει στη γωνια με ενα ψυχρο και ακαρδο βλεμα. Δε θα ξανακοιταξει προς το μερος σου, απλα θα σε ξεχασει.
Το Λονδινο ειναι οσα εσυ μπορεις να παρεις απο αυτο, αλλα για να τα παρεις χρειαζεται να εχεις γερες ψυχολογικες αντοχες. Δεν ειναι για τον οποιοδηποτε. Κι αν το κατακρινεις και δε σου αρεσει, θα το ξερει και θα σου αρνειται καθε του ομορφια, θα φροντισει να βλεπεις μονο τη μιζερια του. Και μη γελιεσαι, οσους φιλους κι αν εχεις εδω, δε θα μπορεσουν να σε βοηθησουν. Το πως θα σε επηρεασει ειναι υποθεση καθαρα μεταξυ των δυο σας. Αγκαλιασε το και θα το ανταποδωσει. Αντιπαθησε το και... καλυτερα πηγαινε καπου αλλου.

ΥΓ Για ακομη μια φορα, αφορμη για αυτο το κειμενο ειναι η μικρη Ντιντι, που εγραψε αυτο

Σάββατο, 19 Ιανουαρίου 2013


Θα ηθελα να ειμαι στην Κρητη στην αθλια εθνικη οδο τους και να σκαω το ιμπιζακι μου στις στροφες και να καιω τα ηχεια του.
Και ολα να χανονται με τα κυματα που σκανε στα βραχια και μονος μαρτυρας τα αστερια που βλεπουν τα παντα κι ας τα εχουν δει ολα πια.

Τετάρτη, 9 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Γυρνω τη ροδα μου...

"Την εικονα σου να πεφτεις
θελω να αποφυγω..."

Δεν ηθελα να βιωσω τον ξεπεσμο σου.
Δεν ηθελα να σε βλεπω να ξεφτιλιζεσαι αλλο.
Δεν ηθελα να καταδικασεις το μελλον μου.
Τιποτε δεν εμεινε ανεπηρεαστο.
Ολες οι αξιες, οι αρχες, καθε στοιχειο σου μολυνθηκε.
Καθε σου λαμψη εχει γινει βρωμια.
Το βλεπω σε καθε μου επισκεψη.
Χαθηκε η ανθρωπια, το φιλοτιμο, η φιλοξενια,
δεν υπαρχει γελιο πια, δεν υπαρχει χαρα.
Ξερω ποσες αιτιες κι αφορμες υπαρχουν.
Ηταν ολοι οι λογοι που με εκαναν να φυγω.
Και καθε φορα βλεπω ποσο καλα εκανα.
Καποιοι ακομα ελπιζουν...
Αλλα ακομα κι αυτοι, δεν αλλαζουν μυαλα.
Σε τι αλλαγη ελπιζεις οταν εσυ αρνεισαι να αλλαξεις;
Καθε μου επισκεψη με χαροποιει για τη φυγη μου.
Και για καθε νεο που καταφερνει να φυγει, νιωθω ανακουφιση.
Τουλαχιστον αυτος σωθηκε. 
Εξω εχει πολυ περισσοτερες πιθανοτητες για μια καλη ζωη, 
απ'οσες εχει για μια δυσκολη επιβιωση στην Ελλαδα.