"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Archive for December 18, 2012

Walking in the air


photo: memyselfandela, 2012




As a matter of… cat


Simply Rock


Beautiful – Portishead




Sad Eyes – Bruce Springsteen

in peace


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.


memyselfandela, 2012

Quiet Romania – A Photographic Journey / Romania Linistita – O Calatorie in Fotografii

Photograpy: Adela Galasiu

Locations: Sibiu, Sighisoara, Cluj Napoca, Cartisoara, Ploiesti, Romania.

Roses and Saints

“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.”




memyselfandela, 2012


Black & White



Our love
Like the exquisite beauty of a perfect rose
Ageless, timeless, it knows no bonds – no bounds

Our passion
Burns with the intensity of the purest flame
Primal, eternal, it is unbridled – untamed

Our joy
Like the melodic strains of an angelic choir
Weaving, haunting, it reaches deeper – higher

Our passion
Pulses with the urgent beat of an innocent heart
Drumming, calling, it must be heard – and felt

Our love
like the powerful surge of lightning in the clouds
Pure, absolute, it fused our lives – our souls”

Alice Vedral Rivera


The Corrs – Summer Sunshine

“Everyone’s changing
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”


Portishead – Glory Box


Cookie of the day



Good morning



Just in case






Did you smile today?