Sunday, January 29, 2017

Street art

For years I pass by these graffiti twice a day and today I finally got off the bus to make pictures. And good that I did because from up close they look even more beautiful than from afar:

Saturday, January 28, 2017

"Off with her head"

This week I draw the line on a friendship with a co-worker. The way she treated me made it evident beyond doubt that she doesn't deserve any of my trust and understanding. At first I was shaken (it came out of the blue and caught me off guard) but now I am totally and for good over it. Am I sorry? Not a bit. I didn't lose anything because there never had been anything to be lost to begin with. She's the most selfish person I've ever known, the type of people who do kind things only if they will benefit from it. There's just one remedy for her kind - ignore and delete. I am through with her - abruptly and without warning. Enough is enough.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The tree hugger

The first time I thought I must have gotten it wrong but then it happened again, and again. 

Every morning I see that elderly man. He gets on the same bus as me and a few minutes before the bus arrives he takes on a short stroll to one of the trees around the bus stop with a somewhat ashamed look on his face…and hugs the tree. Every morning.

I like him. Anyone that cares to hug a tree must have his heart at the right place. 

Monday, January 02, 2017

The world as an oyster

Nowadays internet is available to anyone. Yes, I am aware there are still sad exceptions but they bare no relevance to my point which is about the many many users free to surf the net as it pleases them.

Here's how access to Internet has affected me personally. It has made me think of myself as of a citizen of the world meaning that the physical whereabouts of my body does not necessarily determine my mental belonging. My body resides in Bulgaria but my mind is a resident of the world. Sure, it made a great difference to who I am as a person. It made me think of the whole world as my home, and all the people in it as my neighbors.

So I can't help thinking: if one has access to Internet and the entire knowledge, news feeds and points of view it provides, and still chooses to be a narrow-minded dumbass...well, then it is that one’s own fault and there can be no excuses.

Yes, the world is my oyster - and I prefer my oyster alive and happy.

Of sound

I was thinking how there's no way for me to know how a piece of music really sounds like, that I can only know how it sounds when I play it through my speakers and my headphones. So it is not only possible but is in fact quite probable that people never hear music as that music's creators have intended. Shocking thought.

Sunday, January 01, 2017


Today I made sure to show up at my favorite café after their opening hours - and still I turned out to be the first customer. As the waiter put it “I’m really glad that you were the first to come - I take that as a good omen!”

I love to be here on any day but January 1st is always special. Everyone is in good spirits and all I hear are words of good will and love. On January 1st people are exactly as I want them to be all year round.

When I said farewell to 2016 there wasn't even a trace of regret on my mind, only a genuine feeling of warmth, serenity and hope. And that too is a good omen.

Cheers to good omens and nice words!