photo: memyselfandela, 2012
In the back of my eyes
linger still the days of darkness
I am aware every moment
of your sweetness in my arms
now that you are here
all my unspoken words
are in peace.
Photograpy: Adela Galasiu
Locations: Sibiu, Sighisoara, Cluj Napoca, Cartisoara, Ploiesti, Romania.
“Patience, patience, patience… ” Elder Cleopa
Elder Cleopa was one of the most beloved Romanian Orthodox Elder Fathers, he is considered to be a modern Saint.
Born in a very poor family, he became a monk and dedicated all his life to faith. He spent more than five years in the desert and was close to many monks living secluded in the desert or in the Sinai Mountain or in Mount Athos. He became confessor for the entire community and gave spiritual guidance to both monks and lay people for more than 34 years.
It is said that, just like other Elders, Father Cleopa had met and faught many times the devil. He was very kind, patient and he greeted all the people with the same unique expression “May Heaven Eat You!!!!”
In the first video, teaching about faith and patience he used to say:
” And I learned from Father Vicentie:
– Patience, patience, patience, patience, patience, patience, patience… and when it seams to you that it’s finished, you start again from the beginining and again: Patience, patience, patience, patience…
And I, not having better things to do, I asked:
– For how long we must be patient, father?
– Not till the weeding time!!!!! This is not what the Gospel sais. The one that will be patient till the end, that one will be saved”
In the second video Elder Cleopa talks about Prayer.
This post is dedicated to all those who go through hardship, pain and problems, but also to the wonderful souls that pray for us all every day. In Romania, Russia, Serbia, Greece there are many unknown Christian Orthodox monks and nuns that dedicate their whole life to God and prayer for all people. They give their life and energy for this world for which they are dead.
“Oh Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us sinners.”
Like the exquisite beauty of a perfect rose
Ageless, timeless, it knows no bonds – no bounds
Burns with the intensity of the purest flame
Primal, eternal, it is unbridled – untamed
Like the melodic strains of an angelic choir
Weaving, haunting, it reaches deeper – higher
Pulses with the urgent beat of an innocent heart
Drumming, calling, it must be heard – and felt
like the powerful surge of lightning in the clouds
Pure, absolute, it fused our lives – our souls”
Alice Vedral Rivera
I stay the same,
I’m a solo cello
outside a chorus
I’ve got a secret
it’s time for me to tell it
You’ve been keeping me warm
Just sweet beginnings and bitter endings
In coffee city, we borrowed heaven
Don’t give it back,
I’ve never felt so wanted
Are you taking me home? You tell me you have to go
In the heat of the summer sunshine
I miss you like nobody else
In the heat of summer sunshine
I kiss you and nobody needs to know”