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 between the walls of the huge defensive castle, I was suddenly hit with that tangible, nearly physical feeling of nostalgia. *** I suppose this is what many people from Poland experience coming to Lviv. As the heart of the province of Eastern…

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,…