The Darling buds of May

May has been, to be honest, quite a challenging month. A mad world has gone madder, and what we all thought was just a turbulent phase in our history seems to really have turned into the dreaded “New Normal”, where fear, avoidance and suspicion dictate much of our daily behavior towards each other.

It has me worried. Worried about what this will mean for our individual mental health and our world view as well as the collective human psyche. I am worried about how this will reflect in our political decisions and international relations.

But no matter how worried I am, the world goes on, life goes on, following its natural course, and May is the month of blossoming of new life, brighter colors and warmer days (at least in the part of the world where I live).

It is a comfort to see the beauty in new buds and in the greening of leaves and birds returning happily from their winter vacation. It feels so normal. Not “New Normal”, just normal. And that is what I need now.

To see and to feel and to experience life the way I’m used to, the way I know and that makes me feel safe, secure and hopeful. And that is why I am dedicating this post to: “The Darling Buds of May”.

Sitting in the backseat

Sometimes life is like

sitting in the backseat of a car

listening to someone else’s music

watching a time lapse of lives

being lived

outside your window.

Waiting to reach a destination

you know nothing about,

but that you are hoping

is going to be good.

Return to Loveliness

January has been a cold and quiet month filled with musical inspiration, new flavors, and candlelit soirées.

There has been carnelian dawns, empty roads and open seas.

There has been angels and evening birds, frosted forests and sunny lanes.

All in all, it has been a quiet return to loveliness in a world gone quite mad.

Barred from the world

This is my artistic expression, or comment, on what’s going on in the world today. We are continuously told to be positive and make the best out of it, but it’s also important to be allowed to express frustration, sadness, fear and loneliness. It is okay to feel those things AND to express them 💖.