Contemplating the promise of upcoming spring

The coming of spring is fresh in the air. It drifts and wafts through the universe. To me, more than any other time, this is the most perfect time to be making promises to our future selfs and our future lives. Not in the dark December nights, when the old year tips off the edge,…

Become

We are hanging here, like stars stretched over the universe, between become and disintegrate; Like children of the ultimate creator, portrayed in Krakow church’s stained glass in the moment of touch – the artist, extending his finger to the shadow of human, “God Father – Become!” Giving us life to realize ourselves – and him in…

Goodbye, 2016, thank you for your gifts

You have been a wonderful year of travel and spiritual explorations for me, as well as the year of deepening my relationships and loves with people already in my life – and finding new friends. I am so grateful to each and every one of people that crossed my path this year, helpful strangers in…

My travels: photoblog of sun; Artsakh

As I sit in my tiny office in a huge building in the North of Europe in a gloomy December (a lot of staring through the window at the end of the workday…), all I want is to daydream about is the sun, gently kissing the mountains of Nagorno-Karabakh (a disputed region between Armenia and Azerbajan,…

The missing half – the story of growing up in a little phantom town.

This is the story I have been itching to tell all of my life. It followed me from the playground of my childhood to far places in travels of the world, and into my expat life. I finally found the chance to properly connect all moments and experiences together, in a process of slowly threading the memory beads onto a string…

Expat hopscotch in Dublin, Ireland: reflections in life past.

I spent last four days trying out my old skin – putting it on, seeing if it still fits. This was the first time since moving away from Ireland to Germany that I flew back there to visit and remember. Reflections awakened by the experience of being there prompted this little post, as well as…

I used to think that vulnerability…

…. should be banned from my life. Doors and windows closed. After all, who needs an expression of what I saw as weakness in my early days? I turned the corner on that later on, after my life showed me the vulnerability mirror over and over, and over again. It is always important to do all…

My travels: Dnipro, Ukraine – in photos

Dnipro in Ukrainian, Dnieper translated to English: the European river on the East side of Europe. Far, eastern side of the world from the Western European perspective – in the land undiscovered yet by random tourists, especially with the conflict on the Eastern borders of Ukraine rumbling surprisingly close to this huge river. Fear not, Dnipro…

My travels: Dubno, Ukraine. Arcadia; paradise lost.

In Dubno, town in Western Ukraine, in the middle of the hot summer day, walking in between the walls of the huge defensive castle, I was suddenly hit with that tangible, nearly physical feeling of nostalgia. *** I suppose this is exactly what many people from Poland experience coming to Lviv. As the heart of the province…

The most beautiful gifts of the “herbstal” season of heart.

This is something that started about two weeks ago. On the wave of spiritual inspirations and beautiful music from RUAH concert of Michael Patrick Kelly, my life started to fill in with conversations about the deepest meaning of human life. I found myself talking about faith and love, limits of faith and limits of hope,…