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The beauty of a flower

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A spring day in Paris

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A perfect day. Spring gave life to Paris, the city of my dreams, and now I’m glad to see that one of my dreams came true. Mornings are wonderfully romantic and extremely pleasant. A traditional breakfast and a walk on the Elysian Fields. And how to visit Paris and not get up to the top of the Eiffel Tower to admire the splendor landscape of this wonderful town? Some people may ask: what’s so special about Paris? Absolutely ordinary roads, bridges, old buildings, people  like many others, but I’d say: No. Everything is different here, even the air is different. I keep holding a small cup of coffee in one hand, a croissant in the other, but nonetheless, I’m looking at the clear azure sky and I can not imagine a moment more perfect  than this.

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Photographer: Lily H.

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Inevitable

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How can you wake up in the morning and not think about someone you love, walk on the street and not notice the sun shinig bright, people walking in a hurry, but still with a smile on their faces, boys with roses and presents in their hands? Ohh,well, you can`t, cause today is Valentine`s Day!!!

Today is a special day for every loving heart and it`s nothing more pleasurable than a few sweet words and maybe a cute present, but I think we can show how much we love someone without any material goods, just true feelings and love. I don’t want to talk about love, cause I’m sure we all know how is it beautiful, extraordinary and unique in its own way, for each person is different, it’s unpredictable, but that’s  more interesting, because you might fall in love in the less expected moment. The most important thing is that no matter what happens, how far we are from each other and how much we miss those people that make us happy, it’s necessary to share some love, to make other people happy even if we’re not, to smile and to think positively, even if we’re pessimistic till the bones. I have no one whom to dedicate my heart, no matter how much I want it and there are plenty of people who’re in the same situation, but, as I said, today is a special day and love is the only thing that will unite  all people on this earth who loved, love and will keep loving everything and everybody. So, my advice is to leave the sadness apart and to spread love in the hearts of everyone.

 

 

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Winter-my piece of paradise

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Winter is nevertheless a wonderful season, if not to count the cold and gloomy days. But what really make you love it, is the snow. Snowflakes floating in the air and I ‘m caught in their magic dance. I watch the snowflakes covering my face, approaching one by one.  They’re falling from above, driven by the wind, and slowly falling on the ground. I feel extremely lucky to be able to see this wonder of nature. I admire the snowflakes that fall in my palm. They are so beautiful, very complex, but still with an extraordinary delicacy. I don’t want to see them melting, but their time is short. I keep my head high in the sky, I feel like I’m included in the whirlwind of snowflakes. I don’t want to go, don’t want to do anything,  just to stop the time, capture this moment and never stop feeling this pleasure. We are people of the snow, we are the reason winter is so beautiful, we are the ones who know how much is expected the first snow and how hard it is to break up with her. We are like a globe full of flakes and when someone shakes it, the snowflakes rise up and just as slowly fall on the ground.  It’s a true story that reflects the magic of winter wonders, that makes our life more beautiful.  It is  that kind of moment we want to live forever and in these minutes the wind and cold doesn’t matter at all. Here is the magic of the town I live in and I’m very proud of it. We are in the middle of winter and still enjoying every moment, cause every winter brings something new, something special, just like this new year.

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Photographs by Lily H.

 

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12.12.12

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12/12/12 – such days have already been, but certainly will not be, at least not in this life. A day with such a numerology is considered lucky and that’s true. Successful and happy moments, smiles and joy filled my day. And as luck wouldn’t have been enough, a lot of big flakes fell from the sky as if someone was sifting flour, forming a great landscape. The trees were covered with snow, happy children were throwing snowballs one in another, each of them has found an occupation in his own will. I love to watch as snowflakes slowly fall  on the ground, but mostly I would love if at the time when the snow is intense, to be out and catch snowflakes in my palm. I don’t want to forget this day ever and that’s what I wish to you too. Have a nice ending of the day and don’t forget to live your life to the fullest and enjoy every minute of every day!

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A day of november

Autumn is a wonderful time of the year.  With all its colors, which of course we can’t compare with the bright color range of summer, autumn brings the shades of yellow, red and brown that stately covers the ground. The sky is bathing in light and azure color, but the sunset creates a wonderful warm color palette that draws our attention and automatically let us be carried away by the wave of pleasure. I don’t think I could find enough words to describe these magnificent pictures, but I know that at this time of the year we can easily find inspiration. Standing near the window in a thick knitted sweater, feeling warm, we think of those who are now outside in the wind and perhaps rain, but still enjoy that moment because after some time we’ll have to face the dancing leaves in the wind.

Foggy mornings are special in their own way. As if it’s cold and you hide your hands in the pocket so as not to freeze, but your eyes run from side to side to catch those moments of silence when you go to nowhere, when everything in front of you is just catching color. Fog renders the image of a mystery that we need sometimes, a picture of a story that makes you feel in an unusual place. Perhaps we all like to go through the leaves and get fun of it, that’s quite strange, but it brings so much happiness. As mornings are gloomy and we are melancholic at this time, anything strange could cheer us. After school/work is never enough time to chill out, but still you could find an interesting movie to watch or a good book to read and enjoy.

If sadness doesn’t let you smile, it’s never too late to serve a cup of hot chocolate and to nibble from a muffin with a delightful appearance. Just enjoying these divine tastes and living these moments you can truly feel happy.

What else do you need in a day of November?


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Another letter from LA

Dear friend,

the second half of my holiday passed quiet. While a huge silence covered the house, something awoke in my soul and I realised that I miss my friends and colleagues so much. The lonely days passed so slowly.  I impatiently waited for my birthday, it was so strange to feel that the days were warm and beautiful in October.

In a working day I didn’t really manage to do or to see too much. In the morning everyone was going to work and I was staying home. I tried to wake up early and to run to the notebook to find my friends ‘online’. All my holiday I slept no more than 10 hours, which definitely does represent me. Well, that’s what can friendship do.

So, by the time everyone was returning home I couldn’t go anywhere. I was eating, ‘navigating’ on the internet or reading. Then, if I had some luck, in the evening I could go with my mother somewhere, mostly she was too tired so I was staying at home. In the weekends I could feel the freedom. I went to the ocean, a really great place. We saw sea stars, dried seaweed on the sand, my feet soaked in soft waves. I liked it. The waves were not big enough and I didn’t have the opportunity to see surfers. But the view was amazing, especially the sunset and the sunrise.

The second trip I expected was in a botanical garden. The Huntington Library – a large garden with amazing species of plants, greenhouses and art museums. What pleasant it was to watch the wonders of nature, I never thought that there could be so many kinds of cactuses (I’d grow cactuses  instead of flowers in my garden). It was a hot day, but the  art museum helped me, cause in it was cooler. I admired the paintings and I got inspired by them.

The most interesting thing I saw there, was how the killer whales were splashing huge waves on the people standing in the first rows. I wish I had such a bath, cause the day were very hot indeed. For the first time in my life October 17  had all 30 degrees.

My last days I spent with the little Abie, I could say that I was a great nanny. All this beautiful holiday I spent with the camera in my hands and it was awesome, but now I really have to go back home.

With love, Lily.

xoxo

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Under the sun

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” We all get lonely days
Get stuck in a phase
I can see the sun is shining bright right on through the haze
I complain to say
Is this really my life
Now that I’m over you, and I’m sober too
I can finally feel alive
But I won’t give you my heart, cause it don’t break twice
Just to let you know, let you know
And if you play the part, and play it real nice
Baby I’ll let go, I’ll let go”

This song is so full of shine and happiness, that’s the reason I decided to write some good words about the sun. Every ray of sunlight predicts the beginning of a brand new day. The sun makes the day a little bit special, it lights all the good moments of the day and maybe make them better, just because of the sunshine. I could probably guess that everyone feels special under the sun or just looking at it, taking this as a good sign or just a beautiful moment to enlighten the soul. We are all equal before the sun, it sometimes makes us forget the sadness and grief, at least for a moment. ” We all get lonely days
Get stuck in a phase… ” that’s true, but why to waste such a sunny day on complaining about every little thing that make us feel upset. Let’s be happy under the sun, but for those who don’t have a possibility to enjoy watching the sunshine, I propose to listen the song above to catch the sunrays ! :)

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Sweet summer mornings…

Maybe that’s not something new for you that especially in summer, it’s so hard to wake up and obviously you”re lying in bed till noon. I’m also a fan of oversleeping, but this morning was an exception. My motivation was a pretty cool weather and a really interesting photo shooting with a good friend of mine. It was amazing cause of the fresh air and the beauty of the trees. I recommend you even a short walk at nature to make you feel maybe happier or at least relaxed. It’s an indescribable feeling when you just walk and hear the birds singing or watch squirrels jumping from one tree to another, a real masterpiece of nature. Every single day is a little piece of a whole life and it’s your duty to make it as colorful and unforgettable as possible.

All mornings are sweet if you know how to sweeten them. A little bit of love, affection, maybe a kiss or a hug, a word spoken from soul, a good advice or just a simple smile, which actually means more than a thousand other things that could be made to show how much you appreciate every day, for the possibility it gives you to say : Good Morning !Don’t waste your time and beautiful moments of your life. Let the summer air bring you to life !

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Feeling alive

   As the sun spread its rays in my window, I felt a warm tickling that woke me up. My day has already begun.

   A new day is always a chance to find something new. Even if you don’t know what to expect, you’re so intrigued that you can’t wait to start the day and see what’s going to be. The fresh air is making my soul fall in a pleasant dizziness. Everything around takes bright colors. I can’t get enough of all I see and feel, but it’s wonderful, spring is wonderful ! All those happy and satisfied faces walking on the street in their colorful clothes. Beauty overwhelms me. 

These days I had a lack of inspiration, until I saw his smile. Maybe a coincidence, maybe a sign, but that anonymous boy looked straight at me and smiled. It’s a strange, but extremely different feeling. It awakened me and motivated to look differently at what surrounds me. I kept smiling till I got home.

Almost all of us go to work, then on the same way back home and rarely raise our heads to admire the beauty of nature. Too busy to see, too concentrated to enjoy. I am impressed by others cleverness of ignoring mornings in hurry, spilling some drops of coffee on the shirt, the satisfaction of eating a chocolate in the break, the alluring smell of bystanders perfume.

Blue sky, trees blooming, singing birds and sleepy mornings make my spring special. And however my mood will be, I will always close my eyes and imagine a picture of a sunny day, astonishing smells of fresh grass, flowers and birds.

           Keep your eyes wide open !

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