In our fantasy life, we are all exceptional beings: highly skilled, talented, unfearful, magnets for success, unbeatable warriors with supernatural powers and the perfect comeback lines. And by perfect, I mean right on time, not five minutes after the moment comeback line, when everyone has already moved on with their lives. If you happen to be these things in real life, go do something perfect, you arrogant… Galactic Emperor, this post is not for you. It’s for the rest of us, magnificent little ants, trying so hard to carry burdens ten times heavier than our weight on our shoulders. Us, who try everything time and time again until we get it right, us who have to accept mistake as the painful part of getting to a better place. I am merely one of you, I can’t leave myself alone not even for a day. I don’t know who, in what Universe, established that I have to always try to be more than I am, but believe me, I have mixed feelings towards this person. Because the road is both wonderful and terrible and it’s the only thing that got me where I am. So I keep going and at times it’s jolly and at times it’s bumpy and the one thing I cling on to when it gets really hard is the modest, ever so simple idea: “Just don’t stop!”
Which side do you hope it would end its flight?
My face in the shadow, my face in the light.
The lightness is foggy, the darkness is clear
So no one could really decode why I’m here.
I’m here to enchant you? I’m here to reveal
Some poor human secrets you try to conceal?
Or am I just playing an old trick of mine
And dare you to step all over the line?
The trouble is, darling, you can’t tell for sure
Of what am I made of, you won’t know before.
Now that’s quite a challenge for the braver kind
So would you come closer and make up your mind?
Outfit: New Yorker blouse and shorts, H&M shoes, Oana Vasiloiu bag
Once I was a quiet painting,
Watching over hungry eyes
Till I felt there was no meaning
Life on walls had no surprise.
Then I jumped out of my frame,
Went on searching for the path.
It’s a long and trying quest
But at least I feel alive.
Photo by Aurelian Galice
The road is so narrow and yet you can breathe
So, free from expectancy, but hold the belief.
The road seems so fragile and yet it stays strong
Just learn how to balance and then move along.
You’ll get where you want to, you’ll be there in time
Remember to walk straight and stay on the line.
Photo source: Instagram @daniel_ernst